International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Importance of Applicant Perceptions When Recruiting Employees to Teams
David R. Earnest, Ronald S. Landis

This study examined the recruitment of employees to work in teams through an investigation into the impact of perceptions of teams on pre-hire recruitment variables in team and individual positions. A repeated measures design with a sample of 123 college students produced evidence to support the idea that perceptions of teams do influence pre-hire recruitment variables. This study provides evidence for the effect of recruitment information concerning job requirements, such as the high interdependence required for team jobs, and previous experiences with teams on applicant perceptions and behaviors. Though studies have looked at perceptions of teams and recruitment individually, none have combined the two areas to investigate the effect of perceptions on traditional pre-hire recruitment variables.

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