Department

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

Successful recruitment efforts are increasingly important in a competitive job market, where job seekers are exposed to a wealth of opportunities, and employers must provide valuable information to attract talented individuals. Popular job search engines contain thousands of available positions, which allow job seekers to scan and decide which postings align with their goals and expectations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which applicants evaluate job postings, which by their nature contain information regarding multiple attributes of a job. This will be accomplished by investigating how job candidates combine their evaluations of each attribute to arrive at an overall evaluation of a job opportunity. Specifically, the study will examine the degree to which applicants use an averaging or adding rule in combining job attributes to decide which position vacancies are more desirable.

Date

October 2017

Subject

Industrial and organizational psychology

Document Type

posters

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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Adding vs. Averaging: How Do Job Applicants Evaluate Job Attributes?

Successful recruitment efforts are increasingly important in a competitive job market, where job seekers are exposed to a wealth of opportunities, and employers must provide valuable information to attract talented individuals. Popular job search engines contain thousands of available positions, which allow job seekers to scan and decide which postings align with their goals and expectations. The purpose of this study is to investigate the ways in which applicants evaluate job postings, which by their nature contain information regarding multiple attributes of a job. This will be accomplished by investigating how job candidates combine their evaluations of each attribute to arrive at an overall evaluation of a job opportunity. Specifically, the study will examine the degree to which applicants use an averaging or adding rule in combining job attributes to decide which position vacancies are more desirable.