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Organizational applicant attraction: Do competence, gender and reputation affect the recruitment practice?

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 9 August 2019

Issue publication date: 9 August 2019




This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.


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Gender diversity is increasing in the workforce. The recruitment process is an important step in increasing women’s representation, as it is the entry point into the organization. Women and men have differing attitudes to the recruitment process – women are more interpersonally sensitive than men. It can be seen that recruiter competence and firm reputation affect the attraction to the organization depending on the gender of the applicant. Organizations need to be mindful of having competent recruiters and a positive firm reputation in order to increase applicant attraction and in particular increase applicant gender diversity.


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(2019), "Organizational applicant attraction: Do competence, gender and reputation affect the recruitment practice?", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 42-44.



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