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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/04/2013

Deep voice, soaring profits

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Toss out all those psychometric tests and behavioural interviews when you’re looking for your next CEO. And if you’re an employee looking for a promotion, you just might want to consider taking vocal lessons. Researchers at Duke University have studied the vocal ranges of 792 CEOs in the United States. The results? Those with deeper voices tend to run larger companies, last longer on the job and earn more, according to a report in the Financial Times. “A drop of 22 hertz in voice frequency implies a company US$440 million bigger, a pay packet US$187,000 higher and an extra 151 days on the job,” it said.

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