FSD3585 Recruiters' Views on the Impact of Unemployment Periods in Recruitment

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  • Ritola, Emmi (Tampere University)


application for employment, interviewing for job, job hunting, partially disabled people, personnel selection, recruitment, resumes (employment), unemployed, unemployment


The dataset consists of self-administered written texts by recruiters on how unemployed jobseeker status or periods of unemployment impact recruitment decisions. The data were collected for a Master's thesis.

The writing invitation was aimed at individuals who had experience of recruiting employees as part of their jobs. In the writing guidelines, participants were instructed to write from the recruiter's point of view about the factors that need to be taken into consideration when recruiting unemployed or partially disabled individuals. The guidelines included questions on, for example, whether participants paid attention to periods of unemployment on applicants' CVs, the experiences participants had of assisted employment services, and what could increase interest in recruiting unemployed individuals.

Background information included the participant's gender, age group, and the industry of employment for which the participant recruited employees. The data were organised into an easy to use HTML version at FSD.

The dataset is available only in Finnish.

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