Hiring as Cultural Matching : The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms

@inproceedings{Riveraa2012HiringAC,
  title={Hiring as Cultural Matching : The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms},
  author={Lauren A. Riveraa},
  year={2012}
}
  • Lauren A. Riveraa
  • Published 2012
This article presents culture as a vehicle of labor market sorting. Providing a case study of hiring in elite professional service firms, I investigate the often suggested but heretofore empirically unexamined hypothesis that cultural similarities between employers and job candidates matter for employers’ hiring decisions. Drawing from 120 interviews with employers as well as participant observation of a hiring committee, I argue that hiring is more than just a process of skills sorting; it is… CONTINUE READING

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