Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A study of soft skills for IT workers in recruitment advertising
by Tannahill, Glenda K., Ph.D., Capella University, 2007, 146; 3291460
Abstract (Summary)

Previous research has shown that employers prefer Information Technology (IT) workers to possess soft skills. This quantitative study examined a sample population of 1,186 IT job postings at Careerbuilder.com, Hotjobs.com, Monster.com and Dice.com over a 30 day period to evaluate whether employers are stating a preference for soft skills during IT recruitment advertising. Advertisements where randomly examined and data was collected to determine if there are any relationships between company location, experience level required, education level required, job category, and if the position is management or non-management. The hypothesis was that: Employers are not stating a preference for soft skills during the recruitment phase. The hypothesis was found to be true. Relationships between management postings, education levels, and experience levels and requests for soft skills were also discovered.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Butler, Clifford
Commitee: Quinn, Kylene, Vucetic, Jelena
School: Capella University
Department: School of Business
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 68/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Marketing, Management, Computer science
Keywords: Advertising, Information technology workers, Recruitment advertising, Soft skills
Publication Number: 3291460
ISBN: 9780549365631
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