N.J. accent is the most hated by HR professionals
The Newark Star Ledger | July 24, 2011
A study conducted by Diane Markley and Patricia Cukor-Avila shows how regional accents can affect hiring.
According to Sharlene Vichness, president of Roseland-based Language Directions, a company that specializes in accent reduction, employers often make snap judgments based on how you sound. She refers to this as “accent prejudice.”