The Signalling Value of Labour Market Programmes

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_749C062EFC19
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
The Signalling Value of Labour Market Programmes
Périodique
European Sociological Review
Auteur(s)
Liechti Fabienne, Fossati Flavia, Bonoli Giuliano, Auer Daniel
ISSN
0266-7215
1468-2672
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
33
Numéro
2
Pages
257-274
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article investigates how employers interpret participation in labour market programmes when assessing
job candidates. We hypothesize that employers use programme participation to sort applicants.
On the basis of a factorial survey experiment, we simulated the recruitment process for two
positions requiring different skills in the hotel sector. Recruiters were asked to evaluate fictitious candidates
who differ in their participation in active labour market programmes. Our results show that
employers take programme participation into account when assessing a candidate. Its impact can be
positive or negative depending on the candidate’s distance from the labour market. Candidates more
distant from the labour market are evaluated better if they have participated in a programme. For
stronger candidates, instead, participation can act as a stigma and worsen the assessment made by
the recruiter.
Mots-clé
ALMP, Hiring, Signalling, Employer
Financement(s)
Fonds national suisse
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24/08/2017 11:11
Dernière modification de la notice
10/09/2019 14:34
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