Recruiting/hiring of older workers
Lievens, Filip, Van Hoye, Greet, & Zacher, Hannes (2012) Recruiting/hiring of older workers. In Hedge, Jerry W. & Borman, Walter C. (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 380-391.
This chapter reviews five key components of the recruitment process with regard to an aging workforce. First, targeted recruitment entails that organizations understand the needs, preferences, and strengths of older workers. Second, the recruitment message should communicate job and organizational characteristics that are attractive to older jobseekers. Third, the recruitment source should be consistent with the mediayse and job-search behaviors of older jobseekers. Fourth, the characteristics and behaviors of recruiters play an essential role in the recruitment of older applicants. Finally, organizations need to convey an attractive image of themselves as employers for older workers. Throughout the chapter, best practices are contrasted with available research evidence, and directions for future research are outlined.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Recruitment, Organizational attraction, Recruitment source, Recruitment message, Organizational image, Older workers, Older jobseekers, Aging workforce|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Oxford University Press|
|Deposited On:||08 Feb 2016 21:54|
|Last Modified:||11 Feb 2016 01:47|
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