2004
Volume 24, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0921-5077
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7235

Abstract

Are Moroccans less employable than Dutch? Taking a closer look at hiring discrimination upon resume-screening

Are Moroccans less employable than Dutch? Taking a closer look at hiring discrimination upon resume-screening

Anonymous resume screening is much debated in Dutch society. A policy capturing study among native, Dutch recruiters showed that Moroccan applicants suffered hiring discrimination on the basis of their ethic-sounding names as appearing on resumes. Moroccan males were discriminated more than Moroccan females and Dutch applicants, lending support for the subordinate male target-hypothesis. The amount of external client contact did not moderate findings but recruiters low in social dominance orientation discriminated less against Moroccans. Findings are discussed in the context of theories on social identity and impression formation. Implications for practice, like anonymous resume screening, are discussed.

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