Ethnicized Recruiting from a Practice Theory Perspective

Segert, Astrid (December 2011) Ethnicized Recruiting from a Practice Theory Perspective. Former Series > Working Paper Series > IHS Sociological Series 96


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Abstract: Austria issued in 2010, later than other countries, a "National Action Plan for Integration" and is developing several measures for migrants' and their children' inclusion including the labor market. However, several ethnic groups undeniably face limited access to the labor market. The unequal job opportunities of immigrants and minorities can be analyzed from different perspectives. In this paper a practice theory perspective is preferred. Ethnicized recruiting practices, such as in job interviews or other recruiting practices, shape this process of social marginalization of minorities or even exclusion of some social groups. This paper focuses on that issue. Recruiting in job interviews is seen as specific discourse that represent and value persons and/or practices in a specific setting. Job interviews can include doings and sayings that classify persons as a less-worthy "other" or indirectly affect ethnic minorities. Practices can change towards inviting these people to express and communicate in a way that leads to a more inclusive recruitment.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Recruitment' 'Job interview' 'Practice' 'Migration' 'Inclusion' 'Integration' 'Personalmanagement' 'Bewerbungsgespräche' 'Soziale Praktiken' 'Migration' 'Inklusion' 'Integration'
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:39
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:35
ISBN: 1605-8011

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