Beautyism and jobs

Discipline: Human Resources Management (HRM)

Type of Paper: Coursework

Academic Level: Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)

Paper Format: APA

Pages: 1 Words: 275


The College of Business Administration is selecting a new administrative assistant. The Chair is overlooking a more highly qualified candidate in favor of a candidate who personally met with the Chair. The Chair seems quite "taken" with the lesser-qualified candidate and other department members are worried about his criteria for making the selection

1.Define "beautyism" and its potential discriminatory effects on hiring in the workplace.

2. Assess the Chair's behavior from a human resource management perspective.

3. Recommend the action that the hiring committee should take to handle the hiring decision.

4. Discuss to what degree and why attractive candidates may be given unfair consideration during hiring processes.

5. Use at least three (3) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.