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The Impact of Employers' Recruitment Behaviour on the Allocation of Vacant Jobs to Unemployed Job Seekers

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  • Gorter, Cees
  • Nijkamp, Peter
  • Rietveld, Piet

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This paper is focused on the allocation of vacant jobs to job seekers from a demand side perspective by studying the recruitment behavior of employers. A model is developed to analyze the role of search and selection methods of employers as determinants of the probability that an unemployed person will be hired for a certain type of job. In an empirical application for the Dutch labor market, we have examined the effect of employer's recruitment behavior on the allocation of vacant jobs to employed, unemployed, and school-leaving job seekers. We find that job requirements for the applicants with respect to work experience are the most important determinant of the probability that an unemployed person will be selected to fill a vacant job. In addition, the use of advertisements by employers for jobs requiring high skill levels does also have a significant effect.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 18 (1993)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 251-69

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:18:y:1993:i:2:p:251-69

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Cited by:
  1. Armin Falk & Rafael Lalive & Josef Zweimüller, . "The Sucess of Job Applications: A New Approach to Program Evaluation," IEW - Working Papers 131, Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich.
  2. Lucht, Michael & Haas, Anette, 2012. "Heterogeneous Firms and Substitution by Tasks: the Productivity Effect of Migrants," Annual Conference 2012 (Goettingen): New Approaches and Challenges for the Labor Market of the 21st Century 62053, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  3. Lars Behrenz, 2001. "Who Gets The Job And Why? An Explorative Study Of Employers’ Recruitment Behavior," Journal of Applied Economics, Universidad del CEMA, vol. 0, pages 255-278, November.
  4. Soens, N. & De Vos, A. & Buyens, D., 2006. "Explaining company-level influences on individual career choices: towards a transitional career pattern? Evidence from belgium," Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Working Paper Series 2006-25, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School.
  5. Jordi Brandts & Arthur Schram & Klarita Gërxhani, 2007. "Information Networks and Worker Recruitment," UFAE and IAE Working Papers 707.07, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC).

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