Presentation Title

Understanding Diversity Impression Management in Department of Homeland Security Recruiting

Presenter Information

Vignesh MurugavelFollow

Author ORCID Identifier

0000-0002-8930-5534

Advisor Information

Roni Reiter-Palmon

Location

MBSC Omaha Room 304 - G

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-3-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

4-3-2022 10:15 AM

Abstract

Scientific literature on recruiting provides organizations with the best practices to attract diverse applicants. However, this growing body of work largely builds theories and draws conclusions based on studies of commercial and industrial firms. Little research exists on recruitment in government enterprises. The evolution of recruitment literature has largely focused on examinations of private enterprise rather than public administration. The current study seeks to apply existing theories of recruitment to a public administration organization: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The present study examines the profile of tactics employed by DHS organizations and the tactics’ effect on recruiting practices. As a new perspective, attribution theory is applied to better understand the viewpoint of applicants to reveal how to better address diversity concerns in DHS organizations.

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Understanding Diversity Impression Management in Department of Homeland Security Recruiting

MBSC Omaha Room 304 - G

Scientific literature on recruiting provides organizations with the best practices to attract diverse applicants. However, this growing body of work largely builds theories and draws conclusions based on studies of commercial and industrial firms. Little research exists on recruitment in government enterprises. The evolution of recruitment literature has largely focused on examinations of private enterprise rather than public administration. The current study seeks to apply existing theories of recruitment to a public administration organization: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The present study examines the profile of tactics employed by DHS organizations and the tactics’ effect on recruiting practices. As a new perspective, attribution theory is applied to better understand the viewpoint of applicants to reveal how to better address diversity concerns in DHS organizations.