Title

Incremental effectiveness of two key IT recruitment methods

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Department

Management

Abstract

This study explored the incremental influence two of the top three recruitment practices have on organizational performance measures. The study used three different perspectives to discuss these practices' potential impact. Hierarchical regression controlling for several organizational characteristics indicates that recruitment efforts using interpersonal relationships and monetary inducements are significantly and positively associated with the percentage of open information technology (IT) positions filled by an organization. Both the time required to staff an open IT position and annual IT turnover levels were significantly and negatively associated with recruitment tactics built on interpersonal relations and monetary practices. The study details implications for managers and researchers. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]