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Employer perceptions of migrant candidates’ suitability: The influence of decision-maker and organisational characteristics

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Abstract


  • This paper reports on how decision-makers’ personal characteristics and organisational characteristics

    can influence the screening of immigrant professionals during the recruitment and selection

    process. The sample consisted of 220 decision-makers in the engineering industry working in New

    South Wales, Australia. The results show White/Anglo Australian decision-makers had more suitability

    concerns of ethnic migrant candidates during the recruitment and selection process than

    decision-makers of other ethnicities. However, this was moderated by organisational characteristics

    of size and clientele. Decision-makers in larger organisations and a diverse ethnic client base showed

    less suitability concerns of migrant candidates during the recruitment and selection process.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Fernando, M., Almeida, S. & Dharmage, S. C. (2016). Employer perceptions of migrant candidates’ suitability: The influence of decision-maker and organisational characteristics. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 54 (4), 445-464.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948844980

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/buspapers/article/1846/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/842

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 445

End Page


  • 464

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper reports on how decision-makers’ personal characteristics and organisational characteristics

    can influence the screening of immigrant professionals during the recruitment and selection

    process. The sample consisted of 220 decision-makers in the engineering industry working in New

    South Wales, Australia. The results show White/Anglo Australian decision-makers had more suitability

    concerns of ethnic migrant candidates during the recruitment and selection process than

    decision-makers of other ethnicities. However, this was moderated by organisational characteristics

    of size and clientele. Decision-makers in larger organisations and a diverse ethnic client base showed

    less suitability concerns of migrant candidates during the recruitment and selection process.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Fernando, M., Almeida, S. & Dharmage, S. C. (2016). Employer perceptions of migrant candidates’ suitability: The influence of decision-maker and organisational characteristics. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 54 (4), 445-464.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84948844980

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/context/buspapers/article/1846/type/native/viewcontent

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/842

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 445

End Page


  • 464

Volume


  • 54

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom