Bosses are more interested in hiring someone they fancy - or who will be good to hang out with - than the very best candidates, according to a new study.

More than half of employers rate having the right looks, background and hobbies as the most important assets for applicants at job interviews.

Sociologist Dr Lauren Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organisations, said: 'Of course employers are looking for people who have the baseline of skills to effectively do the job.
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