Recruitment constitutes a crucial element in ensuring high-quality public services. Yet, given increasing competition in labour markets, attracting and selecting employees becomes more difficult for public organisations. A key question is whether public organisations can successfully improve recruitment processes. The research project adopts a holistic perspective on recruiting processes and focuses on different actors (i.e., applicants, recruiters, and organisations) and aims to integrate human resource management and social and organisational psychology insights into public administration research and practice.
The Institute of Public Administration seeks to recruit a PhD Candidate to contribute to the research project “Recruitment Processes in Public Organisations.” The focus of the PhD research project is to provide further theoretical and practical understanding of different steps relevant along the recruiting process in public organisations (different steps include: the definition of objectives, strategy development, recruitment activities, and recruitment outcomes). The research project combines an internal perspective on organisations, recruiters, and employees with an external view on labour markets and potential applicants. Tasks and responsibilities
The PhD candidate is expected
- To design and implement scientific research on recruitment processes in public organisations. In line with the broader project, the research methodology will consist of an initial literature review, followed by quantitative and qualitative projects.
- To disseminate research findings by publishing scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at academic conferences.
- To communicate scientific findings to evidence for practice, for instance through publications in practitioner-oriented journals or websites, the development of trainings and/or interventions for practice, and participation in practice-oriented debates about public management and decision-making.
- To participate in and support the research and dissemination activities of the broader research project.
- To take part in relevant disciplinary and/or research methods courses, based on an individual training and supervision plan (approximately 10% of the appointment).
- To contribute to the teaching programs of the Institute of Public Administration (approximately 10% of the appointment), with the opportunity to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (BKO).