Are you biased?
Pedigree: For a 2016 study of law firm hiring bias, a male’s résumé that subtly signaled privilege–sailing and classical music as hobbies–received nearly four times as many callbacks as ones that didn’t. Source: American Sociological Review
Gender: In one study, two identical résumés with different names were sent in for a lab manager position. “Jennifer” was rated as less competent than “John,” and hiring managers recommended paying her, on average, $4,000–13 percent–less than John. Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Voice: Women, more than men, are penalized by hiring managers for vocal fry. One study found that young women with creaky voices were judged as “less competent, less educated, less trustworthy, less attractive, and less hirable.” Source: Plos One
Race: In a landmark study, researchers sent identical résumés for one position. Those with African American-sounding names–Jamal Jones, Lakisha Washington–were only half as likely to receive a callback as those with white-sounding names, like Emily Walsh or Greg Baker. Source: The American Economic Review
Age: For a 2016 study, participants were told about two equally qualified candidates, one of whom had strengths that signaled youth and the other, maturity. Seventy percent of participants preferred to hire the young candidate. Source: Journal of Social Issues
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Everyone Overlooks Great Job Candidates. Even You | Inc.com