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Title: A Study of Internet Recruitment in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.
Author: Verhoeven, Hendrika Ariaantje Lena
ISNI:       0000 0001 3546 2457
Awarding Body: The University of Gloucestershire
Current Institution: University of Gloucestershire
Date of Award: 2007
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Recruitment has been identified as important 'in achieving organisational success (Barber, 1998) and, according to some, the Internet is currently changing (Kinder 2000; Veger 2006), transforming (PituITO 2000) or even revolutionising (Hansen 1998) the way recruitment is practised. Research in the area of Internet recruitment and selection is scarce and this thesis therefore sets out to bridge part of the gap in existing knowledge by examining some of the key issues concerning Internet recruitment and selection. To begin with, the thesis postulates definitions of 'Internet recruitment and selection' and addresses theoretically identified advantages and disadvantages ofthe Internet recruitment and selection practice and its tools. The process and the results help to standardize the notion as to what Internet recruitment and selection encompasses and how it can help practitioners in choosing their Internet recruitment and selection tools. Furthermore, the thesis develops and modifies a theoretical model for discussing traditional recruitment, so that it can encompass the use of the Internet and so ultimately leading to a newly developed theoretical Internet recruitment and selection model. The development of this theoretical model aids in identifying and discussing 'good practice' in establishing theoretical differences and similarities between the two practices, in pinpointing key themes and in identifying areas for further research. With an underlying pragmatic research philosophy (Blosch 2001; Wicks and Freeman 1998), data gathered through surveying employers and jobseekers is used to gain insight into practices and perceptions ofInternet recruitment and selection in the Netherlands and the UK. Further use of the data is made to test and adjust the proposed Internet recruitment model to reflect current practice. The resulting model provides a sound theoretical basis for further knowledge development, it can be used as an organisation's benchmark and also for comparing future practice. Ultimately, the research leads to the conclusion that, at the moment, the Internet constitutes an additional notification outlet, rather than an entirely new approach to recruitment. Nonetheless, the theory indicates that the practice has considerable potential to become a new approach.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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