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Harvard Business Review: The white pipeline into hiring doesn’t usually include minorities

photo by MDgovpicsAn article in the Harvard Business Review says who you know can make a big difference in getting hired, and that’s bad for diversity.(photo by MDGovPics)

Nancy DiTomaso conducted a study with white workers and found 70 percent says they’ve been hired “with the help of friends or relatives who were in a position to provide inside information, exert influence on the candidates’ behalf, or directly offer job or promotion opportunities.”

She calls this bias the “locked arms effect” which doesn’t necessarily lead to bias against someone but “bias for” a group. In this case, that would be bias for white workers.

Read the article in the Harvard Business Review and let AsAmNews know if you agree or disagree.

 

 

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