'Warm hearted, genuine, compassionate seeks...' An Exploration of Recruitment Advertising for Managers in Australian Nonprofit Social Services

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dc.contributor.author Dalton, Bronwen en_US
dc.contributor.author Green, Jenny en_US
dc.contributor.editor Prof. Jan Druker, Canterbury Christ Church University en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T06:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-18T06:54:24Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier 2007000151 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Green Jennifer and Dalton Bronwen 2007, 'Warm hearted, genuine, compassionate seeks..." An Exploration of Recruitment Advertising for Managers in Australian Nonprofit Social Service', International Employment Relations Association, Conference Website, pp. 1-22. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1988253 246 en_US
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/7701
dc.description.abstract Recruitment practices play a key role in organisational success (Cable & Judge, 1996). Designing an effective recruitment advertisement is critical in establishing the first link to appropriate potential employees (Backhaus, 2004). A consistent finding is that people join, succeed and stay with organisations where there is a strong alignment between the organisational culture and values and the individual’s values and direction. People ‘seek jobs with employers whose moral values match their own’ (Scott, 2000). It is a key in the perfect match. Organisational values are particularly important in nonprofit community service organisations where they not only define the core business but also are the organisation’s raison d’etre. It is where people chose to work and volunteer their time and money to see such values enacted (Jeavons, 1992; Hudson, 1999). It makes sense that the inclusion of organisational values is an important consideration in advertising social service positions. However, this study of advertisements for managers in nonprofit social services from the Australian press over the years 2002 to 2006, reveals more than just a design to recruit the best staff. It reveals raw material for cultural and occupational analyses (Cullen, 2004). It explores who the ads are targeting and how that first link is framed. The results raise interesting and timely questions about employment in social services in post-welfare state environments common in Western countries around the world.
dc.description.abstract Recruitment practices play a key role in organisational success (Cable & Judge, 1996). Designing an effective recruitment advertisement is critical in establishing the first link to appropriate potential employees (Backhaus, 2004). A consistent finding is that people join, succeed and stay with organisations where there is a strong alignment between the organisational culture and values and the individual s values and direction. People seek jobs with employers whose moral values match their own (Scott, 2000). It is a key in the perfect match. en_US
dc.publisher International Employment Relations Association en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/centres/enterprise-business-development/iera/abstracts.asp en_US
dc.title 'Warm hearted, genuine, compassionate seeks...' An Exploration of Recruitment Advertising for Managers in Australian Nonprofit Social Services en_US
dc.parent International Employment Relations Association (IERA) 2007 'Working Lives, Working Choices' 15th Annual Conference en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Conference Website en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 22 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.School of Management en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference.location Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, 8-13 July 2007 en_US
dc.for 160805 en_US
dc.personcode 970081 en_US
dc.personcode 030051 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Social Change en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom International Employment Relations Association Conference en_US
dc.date.activity 20070708 en_US
dc.location.activity Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK, 8-13 July 2007 en_US
dc.staffid 030051 en_US


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