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The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology, 2021, 3(1); doi: 10.25236/FSST.2021.030122.

Exploring the influences of previous employee on the hiring decision of employer


Yixuan Sun

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Yixuan Sun

School of philosophy and society, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin 130012, China


This work supposes that the previous employees’ characteristics may affect the employer’ hiring decision. If an applicant has the same characteristic as previous employees, the applicant are more likely to be hired. The subjects are required to image the past staff with certain characteristics. Then, they need to evaluate some applicants by fake resumes with different characteristic. This paper assumes that if the virtual applicant with the same characteristic as image staff would get a higher score. It could because that the subjects may believe that the applicant has the same ability to work as the previous employee. This work helps to better understand the relationship between the previous employee and the hiring decision of employer.


Hiring decision, Previous employee, Bias, Employer, Labor market

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Yixuan Sun. Exploring the influences of previous employee on the hiring decision of employer. The Frontiers of Society, Science and Technology (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 1: 141-144. https://doi.org/10.25236/FSST.2021.030122.


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