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Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment

Theory, Practice, and Current Challenges

Editors: Landers, Richard, Schmidt, Gordon B (Eds.)

  • Addresses questions about the ethical and practical use of Social Media in recruitment
  • Contributions from experts in the field
  • Addresses both empirical and practitioner audiences
  • Presents a balanced an comprehensive approach to this emerging field
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About this book

This timely resource offers fresh research on companies’ use of social media platforms—from Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn and other career sites—to find and hire personnel. Its balanced approach explains why and how social media are commonly used in both employee recruitment and selection, exploring relevant theoretical constructs and practical considerations about their appropriateness and validity. Contributors clarify a confusing cyberscape with recommendations and best practices, legal and ethical issues, pitfalls and problems, and possibilities for standardization. And the book’s insights on emerging and anticipated developments will keep the reader abreast of the field as it evolves.            

 

Included in the coverage:

 

·         Social media as a personnel selection and hiring resource: Reservations and recommendations.

·         Game-thinking within social media to recruit and select job candidates.

·         Social media, big data, and employment decisions.

·         The use of social media by BRIC nations during the selection process.

·         Legal concerns when considering social media data in selection.

·         Online exclusion: Biases that may arise when using social media in talent acquisition.

·         Is John Smith really John Smith? Misrepresentations and misattributions of candidates using social media and social networking sites.

 

Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment is a bedrock reference for industrial/organizational psychology and human resources academics currently or planning to conduct research in this area, as well as for academic libraries. Practitioners considering consulting social media as part of human resource planning or selection system design will find it a straight-talking guide to staying competitive.                                      

About the authors

Richard N. Landers, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University. His research program focuses upon improving the use of Internet technologies in talent management, especially the measurement of knowledge, skills and abilities, the selection of employees using innovative technologies, and learning conducted via the Internet. Recent topics have included social media, gamification, unproctored Internet-based testing, mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, immersive 3D virtual environments and virtual reality, game-based learning, and game-based assessment. His research and writing has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Science News Daily, Popular Science, Maclean’s, and Chronicle of Higher Education, among others. He currently serves as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations as well as the editorial board of Technology, Knowledge and Learning. He was Old Dominion University’s 2014 and 2015 nominee for the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Rising Star Outstanding Faculty Award. He is also author of statistics textbook, A Step-by-Step Introduction to Statistics for Business. Finally, he maintains a science-popularization blog spreading news about technology, business, and psychology.

Gordon B. Schmidt, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership & Supervision at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. He received his PhD in Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University in 2012. His primary research interests relate to how social media can significantly impact the worker-organization relationship. Recent work has looked at legal aspects of employment terminations due to worker social media behavior. He has also examined how social media can play a part in virtual leadership and virtual team behavior. He has an upcoming book chapter on how social media can be a medium for organizational politics. He is well connected with the field of I/O Psychology through social media, being a top 10 contributor on the I/O Psychologist social media site My.SIOP, a moderator of the I/O Psychology sub-reddit, and running a Twitter account devoted to disseminating knowledge on psychology, management, higher education, and technology.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment: An Overview

    Landers, Richard N., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-11

  • Social Media as a Personnel Selection and Hiring Resource: Reservations and Recommendations

    Davison, H. Kristl, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 15-42

  • Theoretical Propositions About Cybervetting: A Common Antecedents Model

    Berger, Julia L., Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • An Uncertainty Reduction Approach to Applicant Information-Seeking in Social Media: Effects on Attributions and Hiring

    Carr, Caleb T., Ph.D.

    Pages 59-78

  • Social Media Use: Antecedents and Outcomes of Sharing

    Weidner, Nathan, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 79-101

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-29989-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-29987-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80700-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Media in Employee Selection and Recruitment
Book Subtitle
Theory, Practice, and Current Challenges
Editors
  • Richard Landers
  • Gordon B Schmidt
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-29989-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-29989-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-29987-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80700-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 376
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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