You are invited to participate in an Independent Study entitled "Understanding the Recruitment and Selection of Ergonomists in Canada" that is being conducted by Sarah Webster. Ms. Sarah Webster is a Health Ergonomics Masters student in the department of Psychology at the University of Derby, Derby, United Kingdom.
An Ergonomist is defined as the individual who is responsible for fitting tasks to the workers by designing the equipment, tools, work environment, work method and work organization.
For the purposes of this study, the focus will be on the internal Ergonomists who work directly for the Company on a permanent basis as well as on a contract basis but not external Ergonomists who provide consulting services to the Company.
The study will examine:
1. Who is performing the position of the internal Ergonomist?
2. What are the key knowledge, skills, abilities and other attributes of candidates that are valued by the Employers?
3. What recruitment strategies are used to identify the most suitable candidates and why are they chosen?
4. What selection strategies are used to identify the most suitable candidates and why are they chosen?
5. How effective are these strategies and can they be improved?
6. What are the key Employer characteristics that influence the strategies and the outcomes?
Research of this type is important because it will: (a) inform Employers and the interested members of the public about the strategies Employers use to recruit and select internal Ergonomists and (b) advance theory and research about the skills, knowledge, abilities and other attributes of Ergonomists.
The study seeks individuals who have experience hiring an individual to perform the position of the internal Ergonomist.
All participants will be asked to complete an online survey. Afterwards, a select number of participants will be asked to participate in follow-up interviews.
All participants from the online questionnaire and interviews will be entered into a cash draw. Maximum one entry per participant. The first prize will be $100, the second prize will be $75 and the third prize will be $25. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the study. Only their last name and province will be listed. The winners will receive a cheque in the mail.
In addition, the participants will receive a summary of findings upon the completion of the study.
To obtain more information about the study and to participate in the study, go to:
Health Ergonomics Masters Student
University of Derby, UK