Acceptability, Suitability and the Search for the Habituated Worker: How Ethnic Minorities and Women Lose Out

Richard Jenkins (SSRC Research Unit on Ethnic Relations, University of Aston in Birmingham)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Publication date: 1 July 1984

Abstract

In this article I intend to investigate the meaning of recruitment for managers in the manufacturing, retailing and public service employment sectors in the West Midlands. In particular I shall examine two specific problems. First, what are recruiters looking for in selecting candidates for manual and routine clerical jobs? Secondly, why do organisations persist in the use of informal, word‐of‐mouth recruitment strategies? In closing I shall discuss the consequences which the answers to these questions have for particular groups of job‐seekers.

Citation

Jenkins, R. (1984), "Acceptability, Suitability and the Search for the Habituated Worker: How Ethnic Minorities and Women Lose Out", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 11 No. 7, pp. 64-76. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb013977

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MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1984, MCB UP Limited

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