Project

Mind the Ad: Why Qualified Job Seekers May (Not) Apply

Acronym
Vacatures Vacant
Duration
01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Work and organisational psychology
    • Social perception and cognition
Keywords
recruitment minority job seekers (meta)stereotypes job seeking adverse impact gender age hiring discrimination
 
Project description

Building on the theory of symbolic attraction and literature on (meta-)stereotypes/stereotype threat, this proposal investigates how job ads may stimulate/refrain qualified job-seekers from older and ethnic minority groups to apply for jobs. Four studies (lab/field) will advance our theoretical understanding of self-selection processes and may guide practitioners how to better match labor demand-supply and increase diversity in the workplace.