Personality-Based P-O Fit, Work Environment Congruence, and Job Seekers' Attraction to Organizations: Assessing Fit Through Recruitment Information Communicated Via Corporate Web Sites.
Libkuman, Terry M., Professor Emeritus, Psychology
Pfeiffelmann, Brigitte; Wagner, Steve
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P-O fit; Job seekers; Corporate web sites; Personality and occupation; Job postings; Employees--Recruiting; Web sites--Evaluation;
This study adopted a person-organization (P-O fit) framework to investigate job seeker attraction to organizations in the context of e-recruitment. Recruitment information posted on real corporate web sites was presented to active job seekers (N = 120) in order to better understand reactions to online recruiting. Participants examined one of three corporate web sites and completed questionnaires about their perceptions of web site usability, subjective P-O fit, and organizational attraction. In addition, occupational preference, internet experience, organization size and location were used as control variables. For female participants, perceptions of web site usability and subjective P-O fit were both positively related to attraction, with subjective P-O fit mediating the relationship between web site usability and organizational attraction. These relations were not found for male participants. Implications for future empirical research and recruitment practice were discussed.
Libkuman, Terry M., Pfeiffelmann, Brigitte, Wagner, Steve. "Personality-based P-O fit, work environment congruence, and job seekers’ attraction to organizations: Assessing fit through recruitment information communicated via corporate Web sites." in International Journal of Selection and Assessment.