Outer image of university in the role of employer as the base of segmentation of young potential employees

- Professor Agnieszka Izabela Baruk, Anna Goliszek PhD

In the article problems of outer image of university as employer are presented. In the theoretical part the gap of knowledge in this scope is identified. It must be underlined that employer image is analysed relatively more seldom than product image or offeror image. It is presented rather in the case of enterprises not in the case of universities. The lack of publications and researches is especially visible in the relation to the perceiving of university in the role of employer by participants of outer labour market. That’s why in the empirical part of this article prepared on the base of the results of field questionnaire research conducted among young potential employees the connotations with university as employer are identified. Applying the method of factor analysis allows to group these connotations. These groups may be treated as the segments of respondents. There are 6 such segments which are very different. Only 2 of them involve respondents declaring positive opinions about universities in the role of employer. The participants of the others segments have rather or completely bad opinions in this matter. It is especially visible in the case of the first segment. On this base the hypothesis H1 can be rejected but H2 shouldn’t be rejected. Respondents perceive university rather in the negative light. It is very important advice for each university because its negative image in the role of employer influences on its general image.

Professor Agnieszka Izabela Baruk, Łódź University of Technology, Poland – works as a fellow researcher at the Institute of Innovation and Marketing and holds the Chair of Management and Innovation Systems at the Łódź University of Technology. She works in University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Department of Management and Marketing too. Her publications comprise 434 peer-reviewed positions including 14 books about transaction and personal marketing and their mutual interdependencies. Prof. Baruk focuses her scientific interests on the issues of marketing management. She is specially interested in the social system of an organization in image development and positioning strategies as well as in applying modern marketing solutions in relation to employees and participants of an organization’s environment in the context of personal and transaction marketing.

Anna Goliszek, PhD., University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Poland – sociologist, lecturer in the Management Department at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Graduate of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He earned his doctoral degree from the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology of the Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin. His major scientific interests include organisational and management sociology, with a particular focus on the problem of organisational culture, business communication, inventics and social psychology.

DOI: 10.14611/minib.23.03.2017.11
Contact: agnieszka.baruk(at)poczta.onet.pl, anna.goliszek(at)up.lublin.pl

MINIB, 2017, Vol. 23, Issue 1

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