Recruitment Strategies and Match Quality – New Evidence from Representative Linked Employer-Employee Data

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Dokumentart: Article
Date: 2020-05-04
Source: University of Tübingen Working Papers in Business and Economics ; No. 134
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
DDC Classifikation: 330 - Economics
Keywords: Einstellung , Arbeitsproduktivität , Arbeitsplatz
Other Keywords:
Hiring Policies
Linked Employer-Employee Data
Worker Productivity
Match Quality
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In economics, the recruitment process of firms is largely treated as a black box. To shed light on this process, we use new representative linked employer-employee data for German private-sector establishments to explore search, selection and screening activities over the years 2012-2018. We document longitudinal changes in hiring policies and address the heterogeneity across establishments relating to size, ownership, sector, and unobserved heterogeneity. Firms’ recruitment strategies have sizeable effects on the composition of worker productivity, worker-firm match quality, the number of open vacancies, as well as expected staffing problems. Finally, we outline potential mechanisms and research gaps for future work, where there is room for more detailed and causal evidence.

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