And while the recruiter manages the process, it's the hiring manager who closes the deal. Therefore, hiring managers are the decision makers; they have the final word as to who is hired and who is rejected. They own the outcome of the recruitment process. Recruiters and other HR professionals don't make hiring decisions.
They may prevent or prevent you from hiring you, but they don't make the decision to hire you. An example of this is when a recruiter refuses to believe that anyone other than an exact copy of the previous position can do the job properly. This usually happens when recruiters place too much emphasis on questions they think provide information about a candidate's behavior, random questions that have no relevance to their ability to perform in the position. Beauty bias may be related to anchoring bias, since it may be common for recruiters to try to fill a position by finding a candidate who looks similar to the person leaving, because they unconsciously believe that a person's appearance affects their performance at work.