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(Daily Mail)   Bosses are more likely to hire someone they find attractive instead of your homely unemployed ass   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 11
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2012-11-29 05:27:55 PM  
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In organizational psychology this is known as the U-scale or U-factor. It measures the moving average of unattractiveness in an organization on a weekly basis and influences employee selection and cultural fit assessment. For example, a smaller company with a higher U-factor will not want to walk their candidates through the main part of the office to where they will conduct the interview. If they do, they are advised to provide distraction. Candidates can be shown various parts of the company that are only planned in advance. Exposure of candidates to personnel in a high U-factor organization can result in the company's inability to negotiate a lower offer if they really like the candidate.

The proper way to compute U-factor is

Men: personal U-factor = perceived unattractiveness rated 1-5 by 10 women / 10.
Women: personal U-factor = (perceived unattractiveness rated 5-10 by 10 women) - (proximity to menopause).

U-factor is linked to male employee tardiness, male employee performance and male employee attrition. Many organizations are now adding it to their human resources processes for both interviewing and performance reviews. One company in the mid-west is looking to provide a bonus plan for those who take it upon themselves to improve their personal U-factor to include a gym membership and makeovers.

The upside of having of an organization having a high U-factor is that the potential for romantic relationships among employees decreases for those with higher life expectations. The down side is an increase in gaming and Dungeons & Dragons tournaments in the break room.

Noe (2010). Organizational Behavior, New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Publishing.
2012-11-29 08:38:41 PM  
1 votes:

occamswrist: bingethinker
Wrong. My car is a mess because I don't care. My desk is neat and my work is accurate, because you pay me to care about that.

I hope someone pays you to care to wipe your ass.


The car is about two weeks away from being towed to a crusher. I'm not putting in any effort there.

My ass has another 30 years or so to go, so I keep it nice and clean.
2012-11-29 07:26:12 PM  
1 votes:
i suppose should consider putting tint on my car windows and start working out.
2012-11-29 06:34:03 PM  
1 votes:
Don't be unattractive.
2012-11-29 06:21:12 PM  
1 votes:

Warrener: Tigger: The Beer test?

Isn't that how we ended up with 8 years of George Bush?

Yep.

And for a substantial percentage of Americans that was good enough to keep them happy for at least 4 of those years.

If I can stay happy with an employee for 4 years that's a win in my book.

/Only slightly trolling.
//IMO the vast majority of people can be trained to do the vast majority of jobs in a few months assuming they know enough to toss around the right buzz words for HR.


I guess i've never worked for a large enough company or something, but what does HR have to do with you once you have the job? but for to talk about health insurance of something...

I still don't think i've ever talked to someone in HR in over 15 years in the job world. well, i've met a million of them in public, but never once at work... it's like, they don't actually have jobs themselves... they just tell people they do.
2012-11-29 05:40:26 PM  
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Aar1012: cgraves67: I had a boss who hired people based on the condition of their cars. He would sneak outside prior to the interview and take a peek at their cars. If they were rusty, beat-up, and full of McDonalds wrappers, they didn't get hired.

I don't know that he was a good authority on who to hire though. After he quit we discovered that he stole a bunch of prototype designs from the company and sold them to competitors.

Condition of cars? That is officially the dumbest thing I have heard in terms of hiring.

Some HR Farker is going to now defend such actions


Car cleanliness I could see. Some people have disgusting car interiors. It's farking gross. I'm not a germophobe (I just peed and didn't wash my hands!) but I have serious questions about anyone who is willing to sit in filth every time they drive somewhere. OTOH, I was just in a co-worker's car at lunch whose work I admire, and it was farking nasty. So while I don't like it perhaps it's not a great hiring criterion.
2012-11-29 05:25:44 PM  
1 votes:

cgraves67: I had a boss who hired people based on the condition of their cars. He would sneak outside prior to the interview and take a peek at their cars. If they were rusty, beat-up, and full of McDonalds wrappers, they didn't get hired.

I don't know that he was a good authority on who to hire though. After he quit we discovered that he stole a bunch of prototype designs from the company and sold them to competitors.


Condition of cars? That is officially the dumbest thing I have heard in terms of hiring.

Some HR Farker is going to now defend such actions
2012-11-29 05:23:44 PM  
1 votes:
hollywooddame.com 

good help is hard to find
2012-11-29 05:17:23 PM  
1 votes:
I had a boss who hired people based on the condition of their cars. He would sneak outside prior to the interview and take a peek at their cars. If they were rusty, beat-up, and full of McDonalds wrappers, they didn't get hired.

I don't know that he was a good authority on who to hire though. After he quit we discovered that he stole a bunch of prototype designs from the company and sold them to competitors.
2012-11-29 05:15:28 PM  
1 votes:
I'm 6'4 and good looking. Merit Schmerit...
2012-11-29 05:12:51 PM  
1 votes:
Captain Obvious to the rescue!
 
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