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Attractive people usually have it good in our society, and that’s not any less true in the world of work. In the past few weeks, beauty in the workplace has been cropping up in the news left and right.

For starters, research by Newsweek confirmed, yet again, what many have known for years: “in all elements of the workplace, from hiring to politics to promotions, even, looks matter, and they matter hard.”

Here’s a look at some of the stats:

  • 68% of managers believe attractiveness is a factor when measuring job performance.
  • 39% of managers believe that attractiveness is more of an advantage for women than men.
  • Of nine attributes, looks ranked third in importance, while education came in fourth.

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