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A majority of human resources professionals (54%) make their final decision to hire a person based on "chemistry," according to a poll released Tuesday by the Society for Human Resource Management.
It found that 15% of human resources professionals said chemistry accounts for 75% of the final decision to hire, and 39% said chemistry amounts to 50% of the final decision to hire.
The survey also found that 30% of human resources professionals made a decision not to hire within 15 minutes of meeting the job candidate. And 28% made a decision not to hire within five minutes.
Respondents to the survey included 498 randomly selected members of the Society for Human Resource Management who are recruiting professionals.