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Physical Attractiveness Or Referrals: Which Matters The Most?

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  • Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz

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There is a blend of various factors on which the hiring of employee is based upon. This paper investigates and interrogates the contribution of physical attractiveness and referrals in the hiring of employee and further ponders on which matters the most from the above outlined variables when an employee is hired. The findings of the paper clearly confirm that it is the physical attractiveness which matters the most when an organization (hiring manager) goes for hiring on any hierarchical level.

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  • Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz, 2012. "Physical Attractiveness Or Referrals: Which Matters The Most?," MPRA Paper 39105, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:39105
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    Keywords

    Physical attractiveness; Referrals; Social network; Hiring; Selection process; Recruitment process;

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    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics

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