CMI Afternoon Seminar: Restricted Access: The Effect of Job Candidates’ Disability on Recruitment Judgements - Prof Daniela Lup
|14 May 2019
|15:00 - 16:15
|What is it:
|School of Social Sciences
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
|Prof. Daniela Lup
Speaker: Prof. Daniela Lup, Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour, ESCP Europe
To increase workforce diversity organizations depend to a great extent on the willingness of current employees to facilitate the recruitment of atypical applicants. In this context, referral hiring can play an important role because it increases the chance that atypical candidates with the right qualifications and skills apply, are interviewed and offered a job. Although existing literature shows that referral hiring is beneficial for both job candidates and organizations, it says little about current employees’ willingness to refer candidates with a disability. Using a vignette based experiment, I investigate individuals’ willingness to refer candidates with a disability and a set of conditions under which organizational members are more/less likely to refer such candidates. Results show that the likelihood of referring a candidate decreases significantly once a prospective referrer learns that the candidate has some atypical features but does not know that the candidate has a disability. Knowing that the candidate was diagnosed with a disability only slightly attenuates this effect. A content analysis of the reasons behind each decision reveals a complex mix of concerns that affect referrers’ willingness to support candidates with a disability to gain employment in the organization.
Tea/coffee and cakes from 2.45.
Join us for this event, which is part of the CMI Afternoon Seminar Series. All welcome. No registration necessary.
The Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMI) provides a focal point at The University of Manchester for the application of quantitative methods in interdisciplinary social science research in order to generate a world class research environment.
Prof. Daniela Lup
Role: Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Organisational Behaviour
Organisation: ESCP Europe
Travel and Contact Information
CMI Seminar Room, 2.07
Humanities Bridgeford Street