When Cultural Fit Is Ruining Your Diversity & Recruitment Efforts

October 17, 2017

Featuring – Dr. Lauren Rivera (Kellogg School of Management), author of Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

Dr. Lauren Rivera, Associate Professor of Management & Organizations at Kellogg School of Management, started this session by presenting research from her book, Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs, which examines class bias in hiring in top-tier law firms, investment banks and management consulting firms. Attendees explored how the use of on-campus recruiting and cultural fit in hiring can simultaneously prevent professional service firms from diversifying and result in sub-optimal hiring decisions.