Connecting Employers and Workers: Can Recommendations from the Public Employment Service Act as a Substitute for Social Contacts?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_D2B5E1A5DCDC
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Connecting Employers and Workers: Can Recommendations from the Public Employment Service Act as a Substitute for Social Contacts?
Périodique
Work, Employment and Society
Auteur(s)
Liechti Fabienne
ISSN
0950-0170
1469-8722
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
27/03/2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
095001701983688
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article investigates how employers value recommendations from the public employment service (PES) compared to recommendations from a social contact for their hiring decision. The importance of social contacts in the labour market creates inequality by putting those with a weak social network at a disadvantage. It is therefore important to know if public agencies acting as labour market intermediaries (LMI) can compensate for this disadvantage. This question is investigated by means of a factorial survey experiment conducted among Swiss human resources professionals. The results demonstrate that employers value recommendations from social contacts as well as the PES. However, the latter is not able to fully substitute for the effect of social networks
Mots-clé
employers, public employment service, social networks, unemployment
Création de la notice
29/03/2019 11:57
Dernière modification de la notice
21/08/2019 5:18
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