Employability and Recruiting
Dr. Brenton Wiernik / Prof. Dr. Katrin Böttcher / Dr. Anne-Grit Albrecht
University of Minnesota
10/2015 - ongoing
Funding Body / Own Project
Career success and employability depend on behaving in socially desirable ways, especially when interacting with recruiters. According to Hogan, Chamorro-Premuzic and Kaiser (2013) The ability to do this depends on a) interpersonal skills, b) being smart or able, and c) on being compliant. Employability is an attribution recruiters make about the probability that job candidates will make positive contributions to the organizations (Hogan et al., 2013).
Thus, the aim of this study is to investigate the determinants of recruiter’s and headhunter’s perceptions of employability. We will examine the effects of rater-applicant similarity as well as the influence of value endorsement on recruiters decision-making.
The study includes an online survey, which contains a series of fictional applicant profiles (vignettes) and asks recruiters to rate them on a variety of characteristics at two measuring points.