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?

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?

Does Employer Branding Influence a Candidate’s Job Application Decisions?

Employer branding is mainly concerned with creating and improving the image of an organization as an employer or as a great place to work. The employer brand influences how current and potential employees interact with a company’s brand, and more specifically, the company’s brand image as an employer. Both firm-level and job-related variables significantly influence … Continue reading Does Employer Branding Influence a Candidate’s Job Application Decisions?

Michael Pratt on Best Practices for Hiring Colleagues

RateMyProfessor.com is an invaluable tool used by many college students when registering for classes. In just a few clicks, one can receive information on the helpfulness, clarity, easiness and even "hotness" of a professor. Unfortunately for academics looking to hire a colleague, things aren't quite as easy. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, this … Continue reading Michael Pratt on Best Practices for Hiring Colleagues

SAGE Journals Recently In the News

In recent weeks, SAGE journals have cropped up in news outlets including The New York Times and the Toronto Star, offering fresh insights on management topics ranging from employee burnout and worker mobility to sports economics. In today’s post, we bring you those media highlights and take a closer look at the studies that inspired … Continue reading SAGE Journals Recently In the News

A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!

The September 2011 issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is available online. Please click here to view the Table of Contents. Matthew Bidwell, University of Pennsylvania, published "Paying More to Get Less: The Effects of External Hiring versus Internal Mobility" in this current issue. The abstract: Individuals often enter similar jobs via two different routes: internal mobility … Continue reading A New Issue of Administrative Science Quarterly is Now Available Online!