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Better sexy than flexy? A lab experiment assessing the impact of perceived attractiveness and personality traits on hiring decisions

Stijn Baert () and L. Decuypere
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Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium from Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Abstract: In this letter we present a laboratory experiment to assess the relative and independent effect of perceived attractiveness and personality traits on hiring decisions. Our results indicate that attractiveness and conscientiousness, followed by emotional stability, are important drivers of recruiters’ decisions.

Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2013-12
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