Hiring professionals frequently under pressure to discriminate to ensure ‘fit’


Around 28% of clients make overt requests to avoid hiring from certain groups


Credit: Vial et al, PLOS ONE (CC BY 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Hiring professionals are frequently under pressure to discriminate against specific groups to ensure “fit” with colleagues – with around 28 percent of clients making overt requests to avoid hiring from certain groups – and are vulnerable to accommodating such biases


Article Title: Individual variation in role construal predicts responses to third-party biases in hiring contexts

Funding: Study 2 was funded by the 2018 James L. Outtz Grant for Research on Organizational Diversity (Society for Industrial/ Organizational Psychology; http://www.siop.org), granted to A.V. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0244393

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