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Effects of customization on application decisions and applicant pool characteristics in a web-based recruitment context.

Authors
  • Dineen, Brian R1
  • Noe, Raymond A
  • 1 School of Management, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, USA. [email protected]
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of applied psychology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2009
Volume
94
Issue
1
Pages
224–234
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1037/a0012832
PMID: 19186907
Source
Medline
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors examined 2 forms of customization in a Web-based recruitment context. Hypotheses were tested in a controlled study in which participants viewed multiple Web-based job postings that each included information about multiple fit categories. Results indicated that customization of information regarding person-organization (PO), needs-supplies, and demands-abilities (DA) fit (fit information customization) and customization of the order in which these fit categories were presented (configural customization) had differential effects on outcomes. Specifically, (a) applicant pool PO and DA fit were greater when fit information customization was provided, (b) applicant pool fit in high- versus low-relevance fit categories was better differentiated when configural customization was provided, and (c) overall application rates were lower when either or both forms of customization were provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).

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