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Experimental studies of discrimination in the evaluation of job applicants resumes

Kent Wiback

Experimental studies of discrimination in the evaluation of job applicants resumes

by Kent Wiback

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Published by Krannert Graduate School of Industrial Administration, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Discrimination in employment.,
  • Applications for positions.,
  • Prejudices.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: v. 1, p. 14.

    Statementby Kent Wiback, Robert L. Dipboye and Howard L. Fromkin.
    SeriesInstitute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences. Paper no. 430-
    ContributionsDipboye, Robert L., joint author., Fromkin, Howard L., 1939- joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD6483 .P8 no. 430, HD4903 .P8 no. 430
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5169396M
    LC Control Number74620775

    The provisions of the Act prohibited employment discrimination by any employer with more than employees. The Act banned discrimination on the basis of race, religion and national origin. It opened up access to public accommodation and enforced . A video résumé should not be used to replace a standard, paper résumé. When a job application asks to “include a copy of your résumé,” it will usually be asking you for a single-page document that summarizes the education, employment history, and .

    Discrimination based on skin color, also known as colorism or shadeism, is a form of prejudice or discrimination usually from members of the same race in which people are treated differently based on the social implications from cultural meanings attached to skin color.. When people think of racism it is usually against people outside of their ethnicity. Employment discrimination is the mistreatment of job applicants and employees based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, age, and other unlawful classifications.

      Vetting job candidates can be a very tedious task. In the age of the internet, candidates have little to lose besides time, so weeding out unqualified applicants from your inbox is a daunting job. Beyond that, selecting the best employee out of the top candidates is an exercise in precision and due diligence; not to mention that picking the 1/5(1). contemporary relevance of discrimination in shaping employment opportunities. Second, I provide a detailed introduction to experimental field methods for studying discrimination (also called audit studies), an approach still relatively rare in studies of employment. I also present an overview of the findings of recent audit studies of employment.


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Experimental studies of discrimination in the evaluation of job applicants resumes by Kent Wiback Download PDF EPUB FB2

An experimental study among HR professionals using a mixed factorial design showed hiring discrimination of older applicants based on implicit age cues in resumes. This effect was more. In Boxwe provide an example of a field experiment on job hiring (Bertrand and Mullainathan, ) that emulates some of the best features of laboratory and audit studies.

This study uses a large sample and avoids many of the problems of audit studies (e.g., auditor heterogeneity) by randomly assigning race to different résumés. It is a. evaluation criteria. In doing so, the basis for this evaluation (e.g. application, cover letter, e-PAS, assessment exercise or interview) is indicated.

The record should compare the applicant against the evaluation criteria and the job opening, not against one another. Your responsibility Your responsibility during the evaluation of applicants File Size: KB. Minority job applicants who resort to “resume whitening” – a practice in which candidates alter any information on their resume that indicates their.

Kent Wiback has written: 'Experimental studies of discrimination in the evaluation of job applicants resumes' -- subject(s): Applications for positions, Discrimination in employment, Prejudices.

In the present study, we examined the effect of recruiter and applicant gender on recruiters'' evaluations of applicants'' qualifications as reported on actual applicant resumes.

based on a resume field experiment. We sent nearly 9, resumes of fictitious young job applicants to job advertisements in seven major cities in the United States across six occupational types.

We randomly assigned names to the resumes that File Size: KB. ii Evaluating Job Applicants: The Role of Training and Experience in Hiring Executive Summary. These measures are weak proxies for true assessment of an individual’s capabilities, or present proficiencies, and should be avoided for hiring decisions.

Although there are several T&E assessments that can have value in Federal. Interaction of Recruiter and Applicant Gender in Resume Evaluation: A Field Study Michael S.

Cole,1,3 Hubert S. Feild,2 and William F. Giles2 In the present study, we examined the effect of recruiter and applicant gender on recruiters’ evaluations of applicants’ qualifications as reported on actual applicant resumes. Forty re. Evaluating Job Applicants: The Role of Training and Experience of Hiring.

Format. Description. This report discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using training and experience (T&E) assessments to gauge an individual’s qualifications for a Federal job and provides recommendations for the most effective use of such assessments.

Field Experiments for Measuring Discrimination. The basic design of an employment audit involves sending matched pairs of individuals (called testers) to apply for real job openings in order to see whether employers respond differently Cited by:   In the present study, we examined the effect of recruiter and applicant gender on recruiters' evaluations of applicants' qualifications as reported on actual applicant resumes.

Forty recruiters evaluated applicant resumes that were randomly allocated to them. In total, recruiter evaluations of applicant resumes comprised the sample. Results indicate that Cited by: Half of the applicants were assigned African-American names that are "remarkably common" in the black population, the other half white sounding names, such as Emily Walsh or Greg Baker.

To see how the credentials of job applicants affect discrimination, the authors varied the quality of the resumes they used in response to a given ad.

| Anonymous job applications and hiring discrimination MOTiVATiOn Discrimination is not only unfair and potentially costly to the individuals who experience it, but also results in large economic costs for society. While discrimination exists in many markets around the world, labor market discrimination receives the most Size: KB.

Theories of both statistical discrimination and stereotypes view race as a heuristic employers use to evaluate job applicants about whom little is known. Here, group-based generalizations provide guidance about the expected profile of individuals from a given group and facilitate decision making when information or time are scarce (Aigner and Cited by: Job resumes are essential in making hiring decisions, as they provide necessary information about applicants during the initial screening stages.

However, resume screening is highly susceptible to psychological biases, and raters or screeners may rely on mental shortcuts that lead to inaccurate assessments, especially when relevant applicant. This paper reviews the research literature on age discrimination in the employment interview and related contexts.

Twenty one studies were identified which explored whether age discrimination occurs within the context of the employment interview since the Age Discrimination in Employment Act was put into law.

Sixteen studies were conducted in laboratory by: Section 2 is devoted to the various experimental methods that have been used in the field to measure discrimination, in particular, audit and correspondence studies.

Audit studies send out individuals who are matched in all observable characteristics except for the one in question (race, criminal record, etc.) to apply for jobs or make Cited by:   Age Discrimination in the Evaluation of Job Applicants Anecdotal reports are supported by figures showing that older workers (between 45 and 64 years of age) have a higher rate of unemployment and tend to remain unemployed for longer time periods compared with other workers (Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Workplace Relations,).

contacts provided by the applicant; used by hirers to contact applicants and talk about the candidate's job performance, attendance, etc. Résumé, a document that explains an applicant's education, experience and qualifications for a job. A number of studies have investigated weight‐based discrimination in employment.

The results point to prejudice, insensitivity, and inequity in work settings. Experimental studies addressing stereotypic attitudes in employers suggest that overweight people may be at a substantial disadvantage even before the interview process by: In sum, job-analysis is a way of decreasing the recruiters’ reliance on preexisting fixed categories when processing information about the applicants, automatic processing which is known to increase the risk of stereotyping and discrimination.

Instead, the information processing is more controlled and hence possibly less : Sima Wolgast, Martin Bäckström, Fredrik Björklund. The authors took the content of real resumes off online job boards and then evaluated them, as objectively as possible, for quality.