Study: Hiring Managers Discriminate on the Basis of Class

by Evil HR Lady on October 25, 2019

It’s not just where you grew up but how you grew up that influences your speech–and hiring managers take a mental note about it, according to a new study that will be soon published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 

Study author Michael Kraus, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management, explained:

“Our study shows that even during the briefest interactions, a person’s speech patterns shape the way people perceive them, including assessing their competence and fitness for a job. While most hiring managers would deny that a job candidate’s social class matters, in reality, the socioeconomic position of an applicant or their parents is being assessed within the first seconds they speak–a circumstance that limits economic mobility and perpetuates inequality.”

If you come from a higher social class, you’re better able to replicate your parents’ lifestyle because you’re given better job opportunities. 

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