Personality as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Organizational Size and Organizational Attraction Perceptions
The ability of an organization to attract employees who will successfully execute their job duties is critical for the long-term success of any organization. Applicants considered conscientious, outgoing, enthusiastic, and emotionally stable may seem more attractive to employers than those with personalities of opposing dimensions. The present study applied a vignette approach to determine whether the personality domains of the Five Factor Model of Personality moderated the relationship between organizational size and overall organizational attractiveness. Results from a survey of 138 potential job applicants provided evidence that highly conscientious and extraverted job applicants found large firms attractive, while those who were open to experience, yet low in conscientiousness, found small firms attractive.