International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Unpacking Organizational Attraction: A Process Model
Enrique M. Perez, Abram L. J. Walton, Delana M. Cooper, Mariana R. Pacheco

Applicant attraction has been investigated in terms of three overarching metatheories focusing on environment processing, interactionist processing, and self-processing. This paper contributes two additional pieces to the interwoven jigsaw puzzle that was proposed by Ehrhart and Ziegert (2005). First, it develops an organizational attraction five-stage model that suggests perceptions of organizational attraction and Person-Organization ‘fit’ change across five stages of an individual’s relationship with an organization: from a pre-relationship stage to an embedded and/or evaluative stage. Second, it links the different respective attraction stages to existing research and potential avenues for new organizational attraction research.

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