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Lauren Rivera

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations; Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)

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Stop Hiring for “Cultural Fit”

When you prioritize candidates you “click with,” you run the risk of discriminating against candidates from different backgrounds. Here’s how to change course.

Researchers: Lauren Rivera

August 4, 2020


Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

Researchers: Lauren Rivera and András Tilcsik

August 1, 2019


Take 5: Tips for Widening—and Improving—Your Candidate Pool

Common biases can cause companies to overlook a wealth of top talent.

Researchers: Lauren Rivera, Paola Sapienza, J. Keith Murnighan, Michael J. Mazzeo, Efraim Benmelech, Carola Frydman and Nicola Persico

September 7, 2018


A Tilted Playing Field

New research finds bias in elite professional services hiring.

Researchers: Lauren Rivera

May 1, 2015


Hirable Like Me

Interviewers favor applicants who remind them of themselves

Researchers: Lauren Rivera

April 3, 2013


Sizing Up the Nightlife

A study of status distinction

Researchers: Lauren Rivera

June 1, 2010