Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Teams perform essential roles in many modern organizations and are therefore the tied to organizational success. The purpose of the current study was to examine the recruitment of employees to work in teams through an investigation into the impact of perceptions of teams, teamwork KSAs, and recruitment source on pre-hire recruitment variables in team and individual positions. A 2 x 3 repeated measures design presented participants with team and individual job postings on three online recruitment sources (organizational websites, online site visits, and referrals). Results support the idea that perceptions of teams do influence pre-hire recruitment variables to team and individual positions. However, relationships were not observed between teamwork KSAs and pre-hire recruitment variables with the exception of perceptions of organizational honesty. Furthermore, results indicated that differences do exist between recruitment sources with organizational websites leading to higher per-hire recruitment variables than online site visits and referrals.
Dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Earnest, David Robert, "Recruiting employees to work in teams: The impact of perceptions, KSAs, and recruitment source on pre-hire recruitment variables" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 50.