An investigation into the effects of perceptions of person-team fit during online recruitment; and the uses of clickstream data associated with this medium.
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameMaster of Science
Given the increasing predominance of work teams within organisations, this study aimed to investigate the role that perceptions of person-team fit has in the recruitment process, in addition to other forms of person-environment fit. An experimental design was followed which manipulated the amount of team information made available to participants. It was hypothesised that participants who received more information would exhibit higher perceptions of person-team fit. Results supported this prediction with levels of person-team fit being successfully manipulated. Results also showed significant correlations between person-team fit and organisational attraction which is important in the early stages of recruitment. This study was conducted remotely over the internet with clickstream data associated with this medium being collected. It was hypothesised that viewing order and times may be related to dependent variables. No support for this prediction was found, however it did identify a group of participants that appeared not to engage in the task, which has implications for future research carried out online.