Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Lithuania)
Vilnius University (Lithuania)
This paper summarizes the arguments and counterarguments within the scientific discussion on the issue of employer attractiveness on social networks, organizational image impact upon intentions to apply for a job position in banking industry. The main purpose of the research is to theoretically and empirically evaluate the impact of attractive workplace communications on social networks and image of a bank as an employer upon intentions to apply for a job position. Systematization of literary sources and approaches for solving the research problem indicates that there exist sufficient scientific background to expect a positive impact of workplace attractiveness on the image of employer. Usage of social media is also supposed to have a positive impact on the image, while the image might be a predictor of intentions to apply for a job. The relevance of the decision of this scientific problem is that social media has a huge potential to strengthen employer’s image, however, it also might destroy a carefully formed employer’s image. Such a potential stresses the role of banks’ communications on social network for building efficient employer image. A questionnaire research of students is carried out in Lithuania. The paper presents the results of an empirical analysis, which showed that job seekers in a labour market behave similarly to consumers in a marketplace. Banks should put efforts in order to present themselves as attractive working places on social networks in order to form a favourable employer’s image and encourage job seekers to apply for positions. Results of this study indicate that usage of social networks for the formation of image of employer can be a helpful tool. This is important because there are clear links between workplace attractiveness, usage of social networks and image of an employer. The latter construct is positively related to intentions to apply for a job. The results of the research can be useful for commercial banks. This study provides banks with useful insights of the factors that determine their image in labour market. Such insights give banks a perceptible information of how to become more attractive in labour market with the help of communications on social networks.
Keywords: employer attractiveness, employer branding, social networks, organizational image, intention to apply for a job, banking industry
JEL Classification: M11, M31, M37.
Cite as: Vilkaite-Vaitone, N., Lukaite, U. (2019). Company image in social network as predictor of intention to apply for a job position. Marketing and Management of Innovations, 3, 209-222. https://doi.org/10.21272/mmi.2019.3-16
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