Employer Preferences in the Labor Market
Last registered on September 16, 2019

Pre-Trial

Trial Information
General Information
Title
Employer Preferences in the Labor Market
RCT ID
AEARCTR-0004706
Initial registration date
September 14, 2019
Last updated
September 16, 2019 1:55 PM EDT
Location(s)
Region
Primary Investigator
Affiliation
Other Primary Investigator(s)
PI Affiliation
Additional Trial Information
Status
In development
Start date
2019-09-16
End date
2019-12-31
Secondary IDs
Abstract
We aim to understand how employers choose among different candidates for possible vacancies. Employers (or representatives of employers) are asked to rate hypothetical resumes.
External Link(s)
Registration Citation
Citation
Incekara Hafalir, Elif and Stephanie Wang. 2019. "Employer Preferences in the Labor Market." AEA RCT Registry. September 16. https://doi.org/10.1257/rct.4706-1.0.
Experimental Details
Interventions
Intervention(s)
Intervention Start Date
2019-09-16
Intervention End Date
2019-12-31
Primary Outcomes
Primary Outcomes (end points)
The ratings that employers give to the hypothetical resumes and the importance rankings they give to various sections of a resume.
Primary Outcomes (explanation)
Secondary Outcomes
Secondary Outcomes (end points)
The employers' decisions about real resumes
Secondary Outcomes (explanation)
Experimental Design
Experimental Design
­We will create a number of hypothetical resumes that vary along various dimensions with randomization and we will ask representatives of companies to rate these hypothetical resumes (each representative will rate up to 20 resumes). They will also be asked to explicitly rank the importance of various sections of the resumes and be asked to complete a short demographic survey.
Experimental Design Details
We will also observe how they choose amongst real resumes that are predicted to be good matches to compare their behavior with hypothetical versus real resumes.
Randomization Method
Randomization done by computer
Randomization Unit
Individual
Was the treatment clustered?
No
Experiment Characteristics
Sample size: planned number of clusters
200 representatives of employers
Sample size: planned number of observations
200
Sample size (or number of clusters) by treatment arms
200
Minimum detectable effect size for main outcomes (accounting for sample design and clustering)
IRB
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARDS (IRBs)
IRB Name
UTS Human Research Ethics Committee
IRB Approval Date
2019-09-05
IRB Approval Number
ETH19-4138
Post-Trial
Post Trial Information
Study Withdrawal
Intervention
Is the intervention completed?
No
Is data collection complete?
Data Publication
Data Publication
Is public data available?
No
Program Files
Program Files
Reports and Papers
Preliminary Reports
Relevant Papers