Do passionate engineering and IT job seekers use more recruiting sources?

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Work passion (WP) is considered a potential process variable in Breaugh and Starke's (2000) model of organisational recruitment. The research reported here is the first to examine WP in the recruiting process. Newly hired employees completed a questionnaire about their Work passion, recruiting sources used in their recent job searches and their reasons for using these sources. Results showed that higher levels of WP were not related to using different recruiting sources. Higher WP job seekers, however, were more likely than low-WP job seekers to indicate that their use of these sources was related to the high quality of information found in these sources. This finding suggests organisations trying to find high-WP employees should craft their ads to include higher quality information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-334
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019


  • Employee recruiting
  • Engineering
  • IT job seekers
  • Job search
  • Recruiting sources
  • WP
  • Work passion


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