Click here to download

@@@ Workers Wanted: an analysis of the job application online at the time of e-recruitment
Author/s: Davide Arcidiacono 
Year:  2018 Issue: 149 Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 134-155 FullText PDF:  259 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SL2018-149009
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 

The digital transformation of job matching is taking place also in our country but the Italian research about this issue is still underdeveloped. The paper aims to analyze the online Italian labor demand with the new methodological approach of digital ethnography. Data have revealed some unexpected effects of e-recruitment strategies, highlighting a specific stratification and segmentation of the labor demand online. The digitalization can lower some barriers of access and information asymmetries in the labor market but, at the same time, it seems to increase the volume of the signals required enhancing selectivity and competition between different categories of workers.
Keywords: Job matching, job boards, social network, recruiting

  1. Adecco (anni vari). Global social recruiting Survey. Milano.
  2. Arcidiacono D. (2015). Internship and employability of graduates in a glocal context. Sociologia del lavoro, 137: 58-76.
  3. Boland T. (2015). Seeking a role: disciplining jobseekers as actors in the labour market. Work, employment and society, 2: 1-18.
  4. Brabham D.C. (2013). Crowdsourcing. Cambridge: Mit Press.
  5. Caliandro A., Gandini A. (2017). Qualitative research in digital Environments: A Research Toolkit. London: Routledge.
  6. Colasanto M., Zucchetti E., a cura di (2008). Mobilità e transizioni nei mercati del lavoro locali. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  7. Collins R. (2000). The credential society. New York: Academic Press.
  8. Cortese A., a cura di (2012). Carriere Mobili. Percorsi lavorativi di giovani istruiti nel Mezzogiorno. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  9. Cortese C., Del Carlo A. (2008). La selezione del personale. Milano: Raffaello Cortina Editore.
  10. Costa G., Gianecchini M. (2013). Risorse umane: persone, relazioni e valore. Milano: McGraw-Hill.
  11. Deming D.J. (2015). The Growingimportance of Social Skills in the Labor Market. New York: Harvard University Press.
  12. Edwards M.R. (2009). An integrative review of employer branding and OB theory. Personnel Review, 39: 5-23.
  13. El Ouirdi M., Segers J., Henderickx E. (2015). Employees’ use of social media: a methodological and thematic review. Behaviour & Information Technology, 34: 454-464.
  14. Franchi M., Bresciani P.G. (a cura di) (2006). Biografie in Transizione. I progetti lavorativi nell’epoca della flessibilità. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  15. Fuchs V., Sevignani S. (2013). What is Digital Labour? What is Digital Work? What’s their Difference? And why do these Questions Matter for Understanding Social Media? Triple C, 11: 237-293.
  16. GIDP (2016). Indagine GIDP/HRDA ai direttori del personale. Milano.
  17. Girard A., Fallery B. (2009). E-recruitment: new practices, new issues. An exploratory study. In: Boudarouk T., Ruel H., eds., Human resource information system. Setubal: NSTICC Press.
  18. Granovetter M. (1973). The strength of weak ties. American Journal of Sociology, 78: 1360-1380.
  19. Jobvite (2012). Social Recruiting Survey, in
  20. Lin N. (2001). Social capital: a theory of social structure and action. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  21. Lindback A., Snower D. (1988). Cooperation, harassment and involuntary Unemployment. American Economic Review, 2: 167-188.
  22. Mossberger K., Mary K., Tolbert C.J., Stansbury M. (2003). Virtual inequality: beyond the digital divide. Washington: Georgetown University Press.
  23. Pais I., Gandini A. (2015). Looking for a job online. An international survey on social recruiting. Sociologia del lavoro, 137: 115-129.
  24. Pais I. (2012), La rete che lavora. Milano: Egea.
  25. Paliotta A. (2003). La ricerca di lavoro in rete. La situazione in Italia, Europa e Stati Uniti. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  26. Reyneri E., Pintaldi F. (2013). Dieci domande su un mercato del lavoro in crisi. Bologna: il Mulino.
  27. Rousseau D., Snehal A. (1998). Assessing psychological contracts: issues, alternatives and measures. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 19: 679-695.<679::AID-JOB971>3.0.CO;2-N.
  28. Scholz T., ed. (2012). Digital labor. New York: Routledge.
  29. Spence M. (1973). Job market signaling. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 87: 355-374.
  30. Wee L., Brooks A. (2010). Personal branding and the commodification of reflexivity. Cultural Sociology, 4: 45-62.

Davide Arcidiacono, @@@ Workers Wanted: an analysis of the job application online at the time of e-recruitment in "SOCIOLOGIA DEL LAVORO " 149/2018, pp. 134-155, DOI:10.3280/SL2018-149009


FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content