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HR leaders admit to hiring people 'just like them'

HR leaders admit to hiring people 'just like them'

Worrying research has found that modern hiring practices are hindering diversity, as employers admit to hiring people ‘just like them’.

According to research commissioned by The Open University, three in ten (29%) senior managers admit they hire people just like them. The study found that employers place significant importance on educational attainment (86%), cultural fit (77%), tastes and leisure pursuits (65%), and even social background (61%) – raising concerns about diversity.

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