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The worldwide state of hiring discrimination

Many correspondence audit studies of labour market discrimination have been published in recent years. My research with Siel Vermeiren and Stijn Baert, which appeared in the January 2023 issue of European Economic Review, synthesises the data from virtually all correspondence audit tests conducted around the world between 2005 and 2020. It thus gives a bird’s-eye view of the extent of hiring discrimination on various grounds of discrimination. How do, for example, age discrimination and ethnic discrimination compare?...

January 4, 2023 · 4 min · Louis Lippens

Ethnic labour market discrimination: Generalisation or aversion?

Recently, in Belgium, there was much talk about the inactivity among 25- to 64-year-olds in Belgium with a non-EU27 nationality. With 44.2% of the 25- to 64-year-olds with a non-EU27 nationality neither working nor looking for work, Belgium is at the very back of the European rankings. This level of inactivity is a problem given the intention of the Flemish, Walloon and federal governments to get more people into work. In this blog post, I look at one of the possible explanations for this high level of inactivity on the employers' side, namely hiring discrimination....

June 10, 2022 · 6 min · Louis Lippens

Top-ranked selection procedures to hire the best-performing candidate

The holy grail of selection is no longer To hire the top candidate for a job, we require selection procedures that provide a sound assessment of who will perform best. Classic examples of selection procedures include resume screening and job interviews – arguably also the most used selection procedures. But what does those procedures' outcome tell us about a candidate’s potential? In other words, what predictive value do they have concerning a candidate’s future performance in a given job?...

January 16, 2022 · 5 min · Louis Lippens