Role of Recruitment in Staffing Utility Analysis

Boudreau, John W.; Rynes, Sara L.
May 1985
Journal of Applied Psychology;May85, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p354
Academic Journal
Previous utility models have focused either on selection activities or on human resource activities that follow the hiring decision (e.g., performance appraisal or training). The present article proposes a more complete staffing utility model incorporating the effects of recruitment activities that precede selection. A numerical example is presented illustrating that recruitment decisions can substantially alter selection utility values and conclusions. The present utility model suggests a more complete and integrative perspective for future recruitment and staffing research.


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