Publication Date

May 2005


We use data from the Multi-City Study of Urban Inequality to provide an empirical answer to the question, “Do recruitment and screening strategies raise employee performance?” Our approach differs from previous empirical work in that we allow for changes in screening behavior to accompany changes in recruitment behavior. In the end, our results are consistent with those of the previous literature that ignores the auxiliary effect of recruitment through screening, in that we find no effect of recruitment methods on worker performance.


Suggested Citation
DeVaro, J., & Fields, G. S. (2005). Waging the war for talent: Do recruitment and screening strategies raise employee performance? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site: