The Role of Communication in Recruitment and Selection in Australia

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Title The Role of Communication in Recruitment and Selection in Australia
Author Daly, Amanda; Barker, Michelle Carmel; McCarthy, Paul
Journal Name Australian Journal of Communication
Year Published 2002
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD
Publisher School of English, University of Queensland
Abstract In Australia, unemployment and under-employment continue to be significant issues experienced by migrants from non-English-speaking backgrounds (NESB). Despite these immigrants having relevant qualifications, skills, and work experience, a high proportion have difficulties in obtaining employment in Australian organisations. Communication or language proficiency has been identified as one of the primary causal factors. Moreover, studies have identified the importance of communication as a key competency sought by managers and recruiters in all job applicants. Given the importance of making employment decisions more objective and measurable to meet anti-discrimination requirements, this study examines the perceptions of managers and recruitment specialists about the communication skills that are essential for successful recruitment and selection. Subsequently, areas for intervention are highlighted.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Alternative URI;dn=200208348;res=APAFT
Volume 29
Issue Number 1
Page from 81
Page to 92
ISSN 0811-6202
Date Accessioned 2003-04-28
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Asia Institute
Subject PRE2009-Human Resources Management
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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