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dc.contributor.authorCuskelly, G
dc.contributor.authorFredline, L
dc.contributor.authorKim, E
dc.contributor.authorBarry, S
dc.contributor.authorKappelides, P
dc.date.accessioned2020-07-28T03:01:06Z
dc.date.available2020-07-28T03:01:06Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn1441-3523
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.smr.2020.02.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/395704
dc.description.abstractVolunteers have long been regarded as an essential part of the staging major sport events both to encourage community participation and to contain labour costs. Major sport events often attract a large pool of applicants which exceeds the number of volunteer positions available. Selecting the best qualified applicants for available positions requires volunteer selection processes that are fair, effective, and efficient from both the volunteer and event organising committee perspectives. Using a Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) approach, the authors investigated factors that predicted the selection of applicants interviewed for volunteer positions from the perspective of a major sport event organiser. Using deidentified data from all volunteer applications (n = 53,234) for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the authors identified a number of factors that predicted the likelihood of an applicant being selected for an interview for a volunteer position. SHRM principles were applied to volunteer selection decisions but in a limited way. The authors found some evidence of links between volunteer selection decisions and the overarching strategies of the Games. However, these decisions prioritised the short-term goal of filling volunteer positions to stage a successful Games rather than longer-term strategic goals. The research contributes to better understanding links between major event HRM strategies and volunteer selection, identifying factors which predict volunteer selection, and possible limitations in the application of volunteer database management systems from a SHRM perspective.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofjournalSport Management Review
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCommercial services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman resources and industrial relations
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3504
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3505
dc.titleVolunteer selection at a major sport event: A strategic Human Resource Management approach
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCuskelly, G; Fredline, L; Kim, E; Barry, S; Kappelides, P, Volunteer selection at a major sport event: A strategic Human Resource Management approach, Sport Management Review, 2020
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-07-22T23:36:56Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered in Griffith Research Online as an advanced online version.
gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand. Published by Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorCuskelly, Graham
gro.griffith.authorBarry, Shane C.
gro.griffith.authorFredline, Liz D.


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