2017 | 31 | 39–50
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Power relations between employers and potential employees reflected in the grammar of job advertising discourse

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Relacje władzy między pracodawcami a potencjalnymi pracownikami odzwierciedlone w strukturach gramatycznych ogłoszeń rekrutacyjnych
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The paper attempts to investigate power relations between employers and potential employees as reflectedin the grammar of job advertising discourse. Drawing on the premises of Critical Discourse Analysisand the concepts of Employer Branding, whereby employers are encouraged to treat existing and futureemployees with a similar (if not the same) care and coherence as they would value customers, the studyseeks to examine whether the grammatical structures identified in a corpus of 236 branded job ads mayindeed be regarded as reflecting a balanced relationship and full reciprocity of benefits between employersand job seekers. The findings, particularly those pertaining to the use of modal verbs and personalpronouns, seem to imply that the power relations between employers and potential employees should notbe perceived as entirely equal.
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