Chapter

6 Recruitment and Job Choice Research: Same as It Ever Was?

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

II. PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY

  1. Todd C. Darnold PhD1,
  2. Sara L. Rynes PhD2

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop212006

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Darnold, T. C. and Rynes, S. L. 2012. Recruitment and Job Choice Research: Same as It Ever Was?. Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 12:II:6.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Creighton University, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

  2. 2

    University of Iowa, Department of Management and Organizations, College of Business, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

Abstract

This chapter reviews the extant literature on employee recruitment and suggests directions for future research. More specifically, the chapter reviews how organizational context, recruitment activities and practices, and recruitment processes relate to job seekers' attraction to organizations, application intentions, job choices, and organization-level recruitment outcomes. In addition, the chapter suggests that recruitment researchers begin to investigate the use of social media and crowdsourcing as means of attracting human resources.

Keywords:

  • recruitment;
  • recruiting;
  • organizational attraction;
  • crowdsourcing;
  • job choice