Recruiting/hiring of older workers

Lievens, Filip, Van Hoye, Greet and Zacher, Hannes (2012). Recruiting/hiring of older workers. In Jerry W. Hedge and Walter C. Borman (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of work and aging (pp. 380-391) New York NY United States: Oxford University Press.

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Author Lievens, Filip
Van Hoye, Greet
Zacher, Hannes
Title of chapter Recruiting/hiring of older workers
Title of book The Oxford handbook of work and aging
Place of Publication New York NY United States
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Open Access Status
Year available 2012
Series Oxford Library of Psychology
ISBN 9780195385052
Editor Jerry W. Hedge
Walter C. Borman
Chapter number 20
Start page 380
End page 391
Total pages 12
Total chapters 36
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary 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.
Keyword Recruitment
Organizational attraction
Recruitment source
Recruitment message
Organizational image
Older workers
Older jobseekers
Aging workforce
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ

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