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Impact of insecure employment trajectories on employers’ hiring decisions in Switzerland
ConferencePaper (Artikel, die in Tagungsbänden erschienen sind)
ID 3701455
Author(s) Shi, Lulu. P.; Imdorf, Christian; Samuel, Robin; Sacchi, Stefan
Author(s) at UniBasel Imdorf, Christian
Shi, Penghui
Samuel, Robin
Sacchi, Stefan
Year 2016
Title Impact of insecure employment trajectories on employers’ hiring decisions in Switzerland
Editor(s) Baslé, Maurice; Beaupère, Nathalie; Guéguen, Chantal; Issehnane, Sabina
Book title (Conference Proceedings) Les transitions professionnelles tout au long de la vie. Nouveaux regards, nouveaux sens, nouvelles temporalités?
Place of Conference Rennes
Year of Conference 2016
Publisher Céreq
Place of Publication Marseille
ISSN/ISBN 978-2-11-138829-1
Keywords Recruitment, signaling, scarring, unemployment, job hopping, education, factorial survey experiment
Abstract In this study we analyse how precarious labour market experiences can affect individuals' future employment chances in Switzerland. Using longitudinal data can indeed discover such pattern, but the data may not reveal whether it is due to changed job search behaviour of the applicants or to hiring behaviour from the employer side. In order to differentiate between the two dynamics, we are investigating the recruiters' side by controlling for features of the applicants' side within the setting of a field experiment and are applying a factorial survey design. Employers, who are currently recruiting for real vacancies were asked to assess hypothetical CVs. Drawing on signalling theory we test how job applicants' precarious labour market experiences such as unemployment duration, unemployment timing, and job hopping experience can affect recruiters' assessment, and how different education and employment experiences may mediate these effects. Preliminary findings indicate that unemployment as well as job hopping experiences indeed negatively affect recruiters rating, but appropriate education and employment experience can alleviate the negative rating significantly.
Series title Céreq échanges
Number 1
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