Employers hire people they want to be friends, study finds

Huffington Post
Dec 3, 2012

Having the same tastes, experiences and leisure pursuits as the interviewer—as well as good “emotional spark” with him or her— is just as important, if not more, than actual job skills, according a new study by Northwestern University management and organizations professor Lauren Rivera. Bruce Barry, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management, is quoted.