Acceptance of online social networks as an HR staffing tool: Result from a multi-country sample

Chu Chen Rosa Yeh, Karen Castellanos Gossmann, Yu Hui Tao

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Abstract

The popular online social networks are increasingly used by business organizations for various business activities. This research focused on the adoption of online social networks by human resources (HR) professionals as a tool in organizational staffing activities. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was the theoretical basis of this study which sought to investigate the issue with a multi-country sample. Online questionnaire invitations were sent to HR practitioners in Taiwan, India, Spain and Guatemala, which generated 101 valid responses. Partial least square-based structural equation modeling was used to fit the proposed model and test the research hypotheses. Results indicated that, as hypothesized, the perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, and subjective norms in TAM model effectively explained HR practitioners’ behavioral intention to use online social networks for staffing activities in our sample. Limitations and future research were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary Social Networks Research - 2nd International Conference, MISNC 2015, Proceedings
EditorsKai Wang, Shiro Uesugi, Leon Wang, Koji Okuhara, I-Hsien Ting
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages70-79
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783662483183
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Event2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research, MISNC 2015 - Matsuyama, Japan
Duration: 2015 Sep 12015 Sep 3

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume540
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research, MISNC 2015
CountryJapan
CityMatsuyama
Period15/9/115/9/3

Keywords

  • HR professionals
  • HR staffing
  • Online social networks
  • TAM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Yeh, C. C. R., Gossmann, K. C., & Tao, Y. H. (2015). Acceptance of online social networks as an HR staffing tool: Result from a multi-country sample. In K. Wang, S. Uesugi, L. Wang, K. Okuhara, & I-H. Ting (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Social Networks Research - 2nd International Conference, MISNC 2015, Proceedings (pp. 70-79). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 540). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-48319-0_6