Ethnicity influence on employer's perception and recruitment decision-making



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Almeida, S., Fernando, M. & Paradies, Y. (2015). Ethnicity influence on employer's perception and recruitment decision-making. APROS EGOS Sub-theme 07: Mobility and Organizing in the Global and Local: The space of creation and constraint within, between and beyond organizations


This paper examines how ethnic diversity of organisational clientele, contact to ethnic minorities and understanding of diverse cultures can influence the perception of fit (POF) of migrant candidates during recruitment decision-making. The study applies Allport's (1954) contact hypothesis to analyse how interaction with members of diverse background and positive exposure can reduce prejudice and unfavourable attitudes towards migrant professionals. Our research addressed the POF of Asian migrant professionals in IT Australian companies through 19 elite interviews.

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