Study: Insights into modern office mores and social expectations

The hiring practices and cultural climates of U.S. workplaces are rapidly transforming—with serious implications for employees and job seekers.

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What does it take to thrive in today’s corporate landscape?

It seems that how you behave—and what you believe—are now just as important as “how well you perform” in terms of shaping your career.

A study conducted by Airtasker gathered feedback from 204 “people with hiring responsibilities” and more than 800 workers to get straight takes on the state of U.S. workplace life. The study sheds light on how recruiters are vetting—and weeding out—candidates, and it offers insights into modern office mores and social expectations. For example, the study found:

The majority of hiring managers said it was important to understand a candidate’s stance on racial equality (65%), gender equality (59%), and LGBTQ+ rights (54%). Another 38% felt the same about immigration, and 32% would want to know about an applicant’s politics.

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