Title

Personality and recruitment: what corporate organizations can learn from Greek life

Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

The effective recruitment of high performing individuals is vital to all types of organizations. As such, successful recruitment strategies used in nonbusiness organizations could prove beneficial to corporate organizations. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of greek letter organization recruitment strategies in the recruitment and retention of new members, and evaluate the use of these strategies in corporate organizations. Greek letter organizations seek to recruit successful students that exhibit academic achievement, leadership skills, and philanthropic involvement. After graduation, these same high performing students are then recruited by organizations based on similar, if not the same, traits. The personality tests within the study will examine each chapter's levels of leadership, teamwork, organizational citizenship behaviors, organizational commitment, and the Big 5 personality factors. Members of greek letter organizations will be given personality inventories and surveys to determine a chapter baseline. Each semester, new greek letter organization members will be given the same assessments in order to assess the degree of similarity between members and the organizations. Each new member will be retested the following semester and the two scores will be compared to investigate alignment of person organizations fit. The chapter’s personality traits and recruitment strategies will be correlated with recruitment success and retention rates.

Date

10-22-2016

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

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Personality and recruitment: what corporate organizations can learn from Greek life

The effective recruitment of high performing individuals is vital to all types of organizations. As such, successful recruitment strategies used in nonbusiness organizations could prove beneficial to corporate organizations. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of greek letter organization recruitment strategies in the recruitment and retention of new members, and evaluate the use of these strategies in corporate organizations. Greek letter organizations seek to recruit successful students that exhibit academic achievement, leadership skills, and philanthropic involvement. After graduation, these same high performing students are then recruited by organizations based on similar, if not the same, traits. The personality tests within the study will examine each chapter's levels of leadership, teamwork, organizational citizenship behaviors, organizational commitment, and the Big 5 personality factors. Members of greek letter organizations will be given personality inventories and surveys to determine a chapter baseline. Each semester, new greek letter organization members will be given the same assessments in order to assess the degree of similarity between members and the organizations. Each new member will be retested the following semester and the two scores will be compared to investigate alignment of person organizations fit. The chapter’s personality traits and recruitment strategies will be correlated with recruitment success and retention rates.