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Studies refute common stereotypes about obese workers
Date:7/18/2008

Structuring the interview process to reduce the influence of subjective biases.

  • Using validated measures of the specific personality traits that are relevant to the job if personality traits are to be considered in hiring decisions.

  • Including weight-based stereotypes as a topic in diversity training for interviewers.

"Employers concerned about the fair and effective management of their work force," Roehling said, "should be proactive in preventing negative stereotypes about overweight workers from influencing employment decisions."


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Contact: Mark Roehling
roehling@msu.edu
517-355-3335
Michigan State University
Source:Eurekalert  

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