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Exploring factors driving social recruiting: the case of Australian organisations

Kashi, Kia, Zheng, Connie and Molineux, John 2016, Exploring factors driving social recruiting: the case of Australian organisations, Journal of organizational computing and electronic commerce, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 203-223, doi: 10.1080/10919392.2016.1194055.

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Title Exploring factors driving social recruiting: the case of Australian organisations
Author(s) Kashi, Kia
Zheng, ConnieORCID iD for Zheng, Connie orcid.org/0000-0001-6152-1115
Molineux, John
Journal name Journal of organizational computing and electronic commerce
Volume number 26
Issue number 3
Start page 203
End page 223
Total pages 21
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, Eng.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1091-9392
1532-7744
Keyword(s) organizational environment
recruiting
social network websites
social recruiting
technology adoption
TOE model
Summary This study identifies key factors driving the organizational adoption of Social Recruiting (SR) technologies, such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. The Technology, Organization and Environment (TOE) framework, as an initial exploratory approach, is used to identify underlying factors of new technology adoption. Qualitative evidence collected from twelve Australian firms serves to specifically categorise key determinants of the organizational adoption of social recruiting technologies. It is found that, apart from several technology, organization and environment factors that significantly influence the organizational decision-making with reference to social recruiting, top management support is seen as imperative for successful adoption of recruiting technologies. Formalisation, comprehensiveness, and strategic orientation of organizational human resource departments are closely linked to adoption of social recruiting at the firm level. In addition, job applicants’ readiness and local success stories have driven firms to adopt social recruiting technologies. The study extends and modifies the TOE model to provide the theoretical foundations of social recruiting in the context of Australian organizations and help human resource professionals and practitioners to gain a better understanding of key drivers of organizational social recruiting.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10919392.2016.1194055
Field of Research 0806 Information Systems
1503 Business And Management
089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Taylor & Francis
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