Rekryteringsprocessen inom revision
: en kvalitativ studie om jämställdhet i revisionsbranschen

  • Erica Olsson
  • Emma Vendel

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The auditing industry has for many years been considered male-dominated. Previous research and studies have focused on women's careers in this male-dominated industry. We wanted to investigate whether recruitment played a role in this problem as there is barely any research on it. This resulted in the study's purpose of understanding the recruitment process and its impact on gender equality in the auditing industry from the perspective of the recruiters. We examine the recruitment process's four overall steps, which are needs, recruitment channels, selection and decisions, and how they affect gender equality in the audit firms. Gender theory is used as an explanatory model for gender inequality.

    We have used a qualitative method in the shape of semi-structured interviews to gather empirical data for the study. Seven recruiters have been interviewed, two of them work at recruitment companies and the remaining five work at auditing firms. These people were selected as respondents because they work with recruitment and thus have the greatest understanding of the recruitment process.

    The study has concluded that each step in the recruitment process plays an important role in influencing gender equality. This study has not been able to identify any problems in the external recruitment process, given that the audit firms adhere to an objective requirements specification and use formal recruitment channels.

    Date of Award2021-Jul-05
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorIlse Svensson - De Jong (Supervisor), Heléne Tjärnemo (Examiner) & Caroline Pontoppidan (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Degree of Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics

    Courses and Subjects

    • Accounting and auditing

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Economics and Business (502)

    Cite this