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What makes a Recruiter? Toward a better understanding of the recruiters characteristics
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Arbets- och organisationspsykologi.
2007 (English)In: The XIIIth European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology: Sustainable Work: Promoting Human and Organizational Vitality, 2007Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Personnel selection has become a major strategic issue for organisations in order to survive and proliferate. A highly competitive labour market, advanced tasks at all work levels and shifting from person-job fit to person-organisation fit selection models demands development of more precise, valid and reliable strategies in personnel selection. There is plenty of research focusing on recruitment methods, candidate characteristics and selection results. However characteristics of the recruiter remain, with few exceptions, barely untouched. The purposes of the present study are 1) to give a review of research on recruiter’s characteristics and 2) define the required/obligatory and preferable/optional characteristics of the professional recruiter as it seen by experts and non-experts in the field. A literature review was conducted in order to reveal the research on characteristics of the professional recruiter. The second part of the study is based on questionnaire and interview data currently being collected from professional recruiters - professionals whose work tasks include some personnel selection and others whose do not. Using the specific groups of respondents makes it possible to determine if any significant evaluation differences between groups occur when considering the characteristics of the professional recruiter. Other factors considered are related to employment (private/public owned organisation, big/medium/small organisation, leadership), work experience, education, age and gender.

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personnel selection, recruiter
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-11131OAI: diva2:177650
Available from: 2008-01-10 Created: 2008-01-10Bibliographically approved

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