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Outsourcing recruitment as a solution to prevent discrimination: A correspondence study

Clémence Berson (), Morgane Laouénan and Emmanuel Valat ()

Labour Economics, 2020, vol. 64, issue C

Abstract: In this work, we assess how the organization of recruitment in large companies affects ethnic discrimination. We consider large multi-establishment companies and distinguish two types of organization of recruitment: hiring made through a human resources (HR) department at a centralized level of the company and hiring made at only the level of the establishment concerned by the position, generally by managers in charge of recruitment. Our results indicate that access to a centralized HR department in the selection of applications has an important effect on the level of discrimination, i.e., this type of organization of recruitment results in a significant decrease in the probability that applicants with native-sounding names are solely selected.

Keywords: Hiring discrimination; Large companies; Organization of human resources (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 C93 J21 J71 J78 O15 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.labeco.2020.101838

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