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Employer image, corporate image and organizational attractiveness: the moderating role of social identity consciousness

Employer image, corporate image and organizational attractiveness: the moderating role of social... Although researchers agreed that corporate image and employer image are important factors affecting organizational attractiveness, understanding the role of social identity within the attracting process, in addition to exploring the relationship between corporate image and employer image, is still a research gap. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of corporate and employer image on organizational attractiveness in addition to understanding the moderating role of social identity on the relationship between corporate image and employer brand and organizational attractiveness.Design/methodology/approachThe study used a survey method for data collection from fourth year students.FindingsThe findings show that both employer image and corporate image have a significant positive effect on organizational attractiveness . In addition, it has showed that social identity consciousness plays partial role as a moderator in the model.Originality/valueThis paper is one of the first papers that include corporate image, employer image, social identity consciousness and organizational attractiveness in the same model . In addition, it is one of the limited papers that considered both signal and social identity theory in attraction process. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Personnel Review Emerald Publishing

Employer image, corporate image and organizational attractiveness: the moderating role of social identity consciousness

Personnel Review , Volume 50 (1): 20 – Jan 13, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0048-3486
DOI
10.1108/pr-02-2019-0058
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Abstract

Although researchers agreed that corporate image and employer image are important factors affecting organizational attractiveness, understanding the role of social identity within the attracting process, in addition to exploring the relationship between corporate image and employer image, is still a research gap. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of corporate and employer image on organizational attractiveness in addition to understanding the moderating role of social identity on the relationship between corporate image and employer brand and organizational attractiveness.Design/methodology/approachThe study used a survey method for data collection from fourth year students.FindingsThe findings show that both employer image and corporate image have a significant positive effect on organizational attractiveness . In addition, it has showed that social identity consciousness plays partial role as a moderator in the model.Originality/valueThis paper is one of the first papers that include corporate image, employer image, social identity consciousness and organizational attractiveness in the same model . In addition, it is one of the limited papers that considered both signal and social identity theory in attraction process.

Journal

Personnel ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 13, 2021

Keywords: Employer brand; Employer attractiveness; Corporate image; Social identity; Signal theory

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