University of Missouri - Saint Louis

The Graduate School


An oral examination in defense of the dissertation for the degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Jacob Fischer
M.A. in Psychology, May, 2008, University of Missouri-St. Louis
B.S. in Psychology, April, 2005, Brigham Young University

The Relationship among Recruiter Characteristics and Pre- and Post-Hire Recruitment Outcomes



Previous research on recruiter characteristics has generally focused on recruitment outcomes related to generating applicants and maintaining their interest. The current study expanded previous research by examining recruitment outcomes at pre- and post-hire stages of the recruitment process. These outcomes included time to fill position, job offer acceptance rate, job fit, job satisfaction, and retention. Findings indicate that recruiter conscientiousness compared to extraversion is most consistently associated with pre-hire outcomes such as time to fill position and accepting hiring recommendations. Conscientiousness was also related to note-taking in the interview. Recruiter informativeness and personableness were associated with hiring managers' and new hires’ satisfaction with the hiring process. Finally, recruiter informativeness was related to new hires’ post-hire attitudes.


Date: May 30, 2013

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Place: 339 Stadler Hall


Defense of Dissertation Committee


James Breaugh, Ph.D. (Advisor)

Therese Macan, Ph.D.


Haim Mano, Ph.D.

John Meriac, Ph.D.