Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Referral-based hiring is a commonplace practice for modern organizations, which holds considerable benefits for employees hired based upon a referral, including greater chances for upward mobility within the company. A recent paper published in ILR Review entitled "Lasting Effects? Referrals and Career Mobility of Demographic Groups in Organizations," further studies the benefits of referral based hiring, and finds that the … Continue reading Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

The use of personality assessments in organizations has often been limited to developmental applications. However, growing support for data-driven decision-making in recent years has made it apparent that personality assessments could also become a resource for talent management decisions. In a recent paper from Journal of Applied Behavioral Science entitled "Does Purpose Matter? The Stability of Personality Assessments … Continue reading Beyond Developmental: The Decision-Making Applications of Personality Tests

Read the November 2016 Issue of Journal of Management!

The November 2016 issue of Journal of Management is now available online, and can be accessed for the next 30 days! The November issue covers a variety of topics, including articles on organizational transparency, shared leadership-team performance relations, and the effects of autonomy on team performance. Authors Anthony J. Nyberg, Jenna R. Pieper, and Charlie … Continue reading Read the November 2016 Issue of Journal of Management!

Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

[We're pleased to welcome Nuria Rodriguez-Planas. Nuria published an article in ILR Review in March  2015, entitled "A Road Map to Vocational Education and Training in Industrialized Countries" with co-authors Werner Eichhorst, Ricarda Schmidl and Klaus F. Zimmermann.] Our contribution to the ILR Review was motivated by a background study of IZA contributing to the … Continue reading Understanding Vocational Education in Industrialized Countries

How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

[We're pleased to welcome Stijn Baert of Ghent University. Stijn published an article in ILR Review entitled "Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?," with co-authors Bart Cockx, Niels Gheyle, and Cora Vandamme.] Do employers discriminate less when vacancies are difficult to fill? Theory says yes. Lower arrival rates of employees at … Continue reading How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

Whitened Résumés: How Race and Diversity Impacts the Application Process

What do employers look for in job applications? This is an essential question for job seekers, and depending upon how an employer represents their hiring practices, it may determine how job applicants choose to represent themselves in their applications. When it comes to race and diversity, this can be an especially complex matter, especially for applicants … Continue reading Whitened Résumés: How Race and Diversity Impacts the Application Process

Do Applicant Reactions to Selection Systems Matter? Let Us Count the Ways…

[We're pleased to welcome Talya Bauer of Portland State University. Talya recently published an article in Group & Organization Management with co-authors Udo Konradt, Yvonne Garbers, Martina Boge, and Berrin Erdogan, entitled "Antecedents and Consequences of Fairness Perceptions in Personnel Selection: A 3-Year Longitudinal Study"] So just what are applicant reactions and why should you … Continue reading Do Applicant Reactions to Selection Systems Matter? Let Us Count the Ways…

Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Lauren A. Rivera : Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. 375 pp. $35.00, hardcover. Jennifer Merluzzi recently reviewed this book in Administrative Science Quarterly. From the review: The book is a very detailed read on hiring and elite firms and is thus best suited for individuals interested in these topics, … Continue reading Book Review: Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Is There A Skill Shortage in the US?

[We're pleased to welcome Peter Cappelli of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Peter recently published an article in ILR Review entitled "Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages, and Skill Mismatches: Evidence and Arguments for the United States" ] Concerns over the supply of skills in the labor force, especially education-related skills, continue in the United … Continue reading Is There A Skill Shortage in the US?

Apprenticeship Returns: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?

[We are pleased to welcome Harry Krashinsky of University of Toronto. Harry published an article in the October 2015 issue of ILR Review entitled "Returns to Apprenticeship Based on the 2006 Canadian Census" with co-author Morley Gunderson of University of Toronto.] Until the 2006 Canadian Census, there had been no large cross-sectional data sets that … Continue reading Apprenticeship Returns: What’s Gender Got to Do with It?