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Impact of Physical Attractiveness on Selection and Recruitment Process

Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz (2012): Impact of Physical Attractiveness on Selection and Recruitment Process. Forthcoming in: International Journal of Accounting and Finance


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The personality traits which include physical appearance in particular always matter once an organization goes for hiring new entrants. The principal point of this study is to comprehend the relationship of a candidate's physical appearance, qualification, dressing style, attractive communication skills, gender, and candidate’s photograph on resume with the hiring decision taken by a manager. The findings of this paper reveal that decision of hiring managers does not necessarily based upon the physical attractiveness but is influenced by various other factors which include candidate’s appearance, his/her dressing style and educational qualifications.

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