Do as I do, and not as I say : the consequences from considering race in hiring

Way, Sean (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Moore, Ozias (Cornell University) ; Susskind, Alex (Cornell University)

The results of studies designed to test whether race and gender influenced HR managers’ evaluations of applicants are reported. The first study showed a job description and a credential sheet for an applicant to 374 college students. The applicant varied by (a) suitability, (b) race, and (c) sex. A second study was conducted on a sample of 241 HR managers from a national hotel chain. The results indicate that, while certain participants underestimated the suitability of job applicants, these judgments did not affect their subsequent hiring decisions, seemingly c reating the “Do as I Do, Not as I Say” postulate.


Conference Type:
full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
School:
EHL
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Savannah, United State, 11-15 November 2014
Date:
Savannah, United State
11-15 November 2014
2014
Pagination:
60 p.
Published in:
Proceedings of the Southern Management Association Annual Meeting 2014
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