Ladies， if you thought it was just women who are judged on their looks at work， think again. It seems men have it far worse. Researchers say handsome men are less likely to get their dream job.
A study found that good-looking gents are seen as a threat by their male bosses and are less likely to be given roles that showcase their individual talents as a result.
Instead， they tend to languish in less important positions in workplace teams because they are still viewed as ‘competent’ even though they are unwanted competition for some. However， the study found women don’t face the same challenges.
Researchers at University College London’s School of Management and the University of Maryland in the US carried out experiments in offices.
They found that when men were hiring other men to work with them， their decision was affected by the attractiveness of the candidate and the type of job.
However， attractive women did not face the same problem because being pretty is not associated with competence among female stereotypes.
To get the best workers， irrespective of looks， bigger companies may find it more beneficial to have a neutral， outside recruitment company doing the hiring.