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

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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.
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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

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Intervention

Is the intervention completed?
No
Data Collection Complete
Data Publication

Data Publication

Is public data available?
No

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