Initial Organizational Images and Recruitment: A Within-Subjects Investigation of the Factors Affecting Job Choices
Collins, Christopher J.; Stevens, Cynthia Kay
[Excerpt] The purpose of this study was to examine the dimensions, influenceability, and consequences of applicants’ images of prospective employers early in the recruitment and job search process. Specifically, we examined three questions: (1) On what dimensions do applicants assess organizational images early in their job searches? (2) Which recruitment practices contribute to applicants’ organizational images? (3) How do organizational images influence applicants’ decisions to apply to organizations?
person; organization; job; recruitment; practice; work; firm; company; image