Faculty Scholarship 1994 - Present

Encouraging the Evolution of E-Recruitment Research

In our experiment, we studied e-recruitment with college students as subjects but with actual recruitment websites. We controlled for website variability by requiring every student to apply for jobs with the same two organisations. All of our hypotheses were confirmed, as every coefficient in our final model was significant and positive. Our results suggest that an organisation?s image may be less important than characteristics of its e-recruitment website from the job candidate?s perspective. We have developed and/or refined measures that can be reused in future studies to assess two crucial e-recruitment constructs: perceived website usefulness and ease of use.