Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders

Effortless HR

To do this in a fair and consistent manner, you should establish data and metrics to help you make decisions more objectively, and share those metrics with the team. For example, discrimination on the basis of race, gender, lifestyle, national origin or religion must be dealt with immediately and decisively. “The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Everyone’s heard that expression.

Workplace Discrimination: Comparing American and European Workplaces


More than 4 in 10 American workers report feeling discrimination in the workplace. . According to our data, 43 percent of American workers say they have faced discrimination at work. . Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence, but it might occur more often in the United States than it does in Europe. Across the European job markets we surveyed, fewer respondents reported that they had faced discrimination at work: 36 percent in Germany.

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Taking a ‘Lean In’ View of Compensation for Women


However, as reported in an extensive and well-researched article in the March issue of Time magazine, an estimated two-thirds of the supposed pay gap can be attributed “not to institutional discrimination, but to choices that women make.” If you want to continue to develop and retain all of your best employees, it’s crucial that you combine the hard-core data and statistics of compensation management with the attitudes and beliefs that drive the choices women make about their careers.

Legal Compliance in Pre-Employment Testing

Criteria Corp

Tests are less subjective than interviews, where the personal biases of interviewers are much more likely to lead to discrimination claims. Using validated tests that do not discriminate according to age, sex, and race, can reduce subjective biases, and inject an objective, reliable data point into the hiring process. Today I want to talk about the important topic of legal compliance with respect to pre-employment testing. One thing should be made clear upfront.

Could March Madness Be the Secret to Better Workplace Relationships?

45 Things

Bracket mania takes over the cubicles, as those with the latest scientific data go up against those who pick final teams based on deeply held beliefs in uniform color. Bert Brannen, an Atlanta lawyer with Fisher & Phillips national labor and employment law firm that represents management, warns companies that employees who feel excluded from the bracket action might file discrimination claims. My family and I usually get a pretty friendly rivalry going over the NCAA tournament.

E-Verify Experiences Serious Technical Glitch


E-Verify had experienced a serious technical glitch on October 22, 2013, and the online system used to verify workers’ identity and employment authorization erroneously gave employers Tentative Nonconfirmations for all employees who provided U.S. Passport or Passport Card and received a Tentative Nonconfirmation, close the case as ‘Invalid because the data entered is incorrect.’”

?OFCCP Proposes to Collect Detailed Applicant- and Employee-Level Transaction and Compensation Data in 503 and VEVRAA Focused Reviews

Biddle Consulting

Director Leen stated during the webinar that OFCCP intends to “look at” contractors’ hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation data for evidence of potential discrimination against individuals with disabilities. EEO News OFCCP Veterans 503 focused review compensation data disability focused review Section 503 VEVRAA VEVRAA Focused Reviews

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

For example, in the EEOC’s previous enforcement plan , which covered fiscal years 2013 though 2016, the agency named addressing ADA issues — such as reasonable accommodation, qualification standards and undue hardship — as a top priority. The EEOC will focus on weeding out recruiting and hiring practices that discriminate against classes of individuals based on protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, etc.

Learning How to Humanize HR with Data


Every decision should be rooted in data. I'm not going to dispute this, but instead, argue that HR is in a unique position to use data for good. In fact, I would say this is exactly what makes HR uniquely equipped to execute analytics - our data can positively impact people's livelihoods and enrich the employee experience. By treating these employees with respect and using data to ground their actions, Google created invaluable goodwill and loyalty.

Recent OFCCP Agreement with Meadowmere/Mitchell Manor

Berkshire Associates

The agency analyzed Meadowmere/Mitchell Manor’s applicant and hiring data during the period of October 2011 through October 2013 and found the contractor’s selection process was ‘subjective and non-uniform’ which resulted in the disproportionate non-selection of African-American Dietary Aide applicants. Affirmative Action Workplace Discrimination OFCCP

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From Scrutiny to Transparency: OFCCP Pay Enforcement Uncovered

Berkshire Associates

Since 2013, OFCCP has steadily increased and changed the way it examines a federal contractor’s compensation practices during a compliance review. This started with the issuance of Directive 307 in 2013, then led the way to the agency’s mission to uncover pay disparities bolstered by the revised Scheduling Letter, released in 2014. The Scheduling Letter requires contractors to provide individual, employee-level compensation data in every review.

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10th Circuit: Employers Must Accommodate Pregnant Employees Who Have Restrictions

HR Daily Advisor

In the fall of 2013, Rose began fertility treatments and asked to be transferred to a job that was less physically demanding than her operator position. She provided Simplot a doctor’s note imposing a lifting restriction and recommending that she be placed on light duty until December 3, 2013. In December 2013, Rose learned she was pregnant and notified her supervisor. Rose was given the operator job description and a chemical data sheet to review with her doctor.

Retaliation Charges Top the List Again


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released detailed breakdowns of the 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2016. It secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through voluntary resolutions and litigation. The remaining discrimination charge statistics are as follows: Age: 20,857 (22.8 million for victims of discrimination.

Study: Pay Scales Tip Toward Gay Men


examined available data on self-identified gay men, which is harder than it sounds. For this study, he examined data from the nationally representative National Health Interview Survey, which began including sexual orientation in its questionnaires in 2013. For the past 15 years, I’ve been crunching numbers from every single data set I can find that credibly identifies LGBTQ individuals and their economic details.

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EEOC Releases Stats on LGBT Bias


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination in in fiscal year 2016 — the second year in a row that the number of charges has increased, the agency reports. The EEOC says it resolved 97,443 charges of discrimination and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination through voluntary resolutions and litigation last year. discrimination EEOC HR professionThe U.S.


China Gorman

I’m traveling this week and am sharing one of my most popular posts from 2013. Data – big, medium and small – are changing the way decisions are being made at every organizational level. Computational Thinking: the ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning. China Gorman Data Point Tuesday Demographics Institute for the Future Skills Shortage

5 Legal Lessons to Consider When Handling Millennial Background Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

Information about a candidate’s religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Employers need to make sure that any social media screening is done by those who are familiar with the legal risks — particularly anti-discrimination and privacy laws. Digital Natives and age discrimination.

Five Millennial Background Screening Challenges


Information about religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under anti-discrimination laws. Digital Natives And Age Discrimination. Millennials are not direct targets for age discrimination. But the hiring criteria you use to attract Millennials might be at the expense of people protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and similar state laws.

Encouraging Signals: More Job Postings cite LGBTQ Diversity in Hiring

Burning Glass Technologies

Over the past five years, Burning Glass Technologies data shows major increases in the number of job postings that include terms like gender identity and sexual orientation, particularly as part of equal opportunity employment statements. To be sure, federal law makes it illegal for most employers to discriminate on the basis of transgender status, gender identity, or sexual orientation whether a company declares itself to be an “Equal Opportunity Employer” or not. in 2013.

Favoritism is No Friend of Diversity


Since taking over the presidency in 2013, it says, James “has pushed to review a decade’s worth of diversity data and commissioned a new hiring program that incentivized managers to hire more women and minorities.” discrimination diversity hiring HR profession recruiting I thought Martin Luther King Day might be a good time to reflect on the forces that make workplaces less diverse than they can and should be.

What is the E-RACE Initiative?

HR Daily Advisor

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race and color (among other things), but complaints of discrimination are on the rise, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been taking action to track the root causes of this discrimination and has begun to do more about it. The EEOC website explains that: “The E-RACE Initiative is designed to improve EEOC’s efforts to ensure workplaces are free of race and color discrimination.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)


Without any objective data at hand, the process may be inadvertently discriminating against a protected group, as, for example, Yulonda Woods-Early claims to be happening at Corning , a multinational technology company. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 199 discrimination law suits and secured $505 million for discrimination victims through litigation and settlements. Example of a 9-box generated from objective assessment center data.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)


Without any objective data at hand, the process may be inadvertently discriminating against a protected group, as, for example, Yulonda Woods-Early claims to be happening at Corning , a multinational technology company. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed 199 discrimination law suits and secured $505 million for discrimination victims through litigation and settlements. Example of a 9-box generated from objective assessment center data.

EEOC reiterates its enforcement priorities for the next four years

Ohio Employer's Law

Protecting vulnerable workers, including immigrant and migrant workers, and underserved communities from discrimination. As Eric Meyer points out at his Employer Handbook Blog , these six enforcement priorities bear a striking resemblance to those in the EEOC’s recently expired prior enforcement plan, which covered 2013 – 2016. There will be a lot more to say about big data and HR in the coming months and years.

ADA: When Is a Transfer a Reasonable Accommodation?

HR Daily Advisor

151B is the state statute that prohibits discrimination based on disability, and the interpretation of that statute sometimes differs from the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In June 2013, Claudette had ankle surgery. As part of his light-duty assignment, he worked to help the department catch up on its obligation to compile data for the National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS). Claudette was released to return to work in October 2013.

What Your Company’s Response to the Coronavirus Says About its Culture (i4cp login required)


We wanted to gauge how companies are responding to the virus, and what they are doing around travel, communications, discrimination and inclusion concerns, and impact on productivity. In 2013 it was the West Africa Ebola epidemic, which spread to 22 countries and killed over 11,000 people.

Lonely, Burned Out, and Depressed: The State of Millennials’ Mental Health Entering the 2020s

Thrive Global

According to a report analyzing data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index, major depression diagnoses are rising at a faster rate for millennials and teens compared with any other age group. Since 2013, millennials have seen a 47% increase in major-depression diagnoses.

The Dilemma of Predictive Analytics for HR

OmegaHR Solutions

Apparently things are changing so fast in the predictive analytics world that Siegel has already revised his 2013 book, with the revised copy coming out in January 2016. I pointed this out in a post I did for Blogging4Jobs called The Compliance Downside of Big Data. The thing to remember is that the challenge of predictive analytics is to not get so caught up in the data that you forget the compliance aspects of obeying HR law.

For Companies Like Buffer And Zingerman’s, Is Transparency Good For Business?

SAP Innovation

In a 2013 blog post by Buffer’s CEO, Joel Gascoigne, he cites greater team cohesion as a business reason for transparency: “ Transparency breeds trust , and trust is the foundation of great teamwork.” In a TEDx talk , professor and author of Under New Management David Burkus explains that salary transparency reduces the concern about pay equity and discrimination. Employee Engagement Future of Work Knowledge Networks data transparency transparency workplace culture

STUDY: Less Negative Spillover of Paid Parental Leave than Hyped

HR Digest

The data was collected from 2001 to 2013. Research has found that though the leaves are given to benefit women, sometimes these leaves prove detrimental to them as it is perceived that paid leaves hike up wage costs of the employers, and they might face discrimination based on that.

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Book Review: Applied Psychology in Talent Management (8th ed.) by Wayne Cascio and Herman Aguinis

Workplace Psychology

At the beginning of the book, the authors provided this confusing definition of adverse impact: “Adverse impact (unintentional) discrimination occurs when identical standards or procedures are applied to everyone, even though they lead to a substantial difference in employment outcomes (e.g.,

EEOC Slows Enforcement, But Makes Headway on Backlog

HR Daily Advisor

Preliminary data from the U.S. The commission, which enforces federal nondiscrimination laws, says it faced budget issues and staff losses, but also “pursued a targeted and coordinated effort to more effectively address persistent retaliation, pay discrimination, and harassment.”. Disability discrimination complaints topped the list, followed by gender and retaliation claims.

Performance Appraisals: Should You Grade Your Employees on a Bell Curve ???


A lawsuit in 2017 against Uber by a former engineer, felt the company’s ranking system was discriminating against women and the lower rankings meant lower pay and fewer promotions. Microsoft also made headlines when they axed their curve-rated performance appraisal in 2013 to adopt a better fitting method, but it looks like Facebook is considerably late to the axing party.

4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute


MyHealthEData: With patient information trapped in siloed health systems, MyHealthEData is an administration-wide initiative to unleash data to empower patients by giving them control of their healthcare information and allowing it to follow them throughout their journey. OIG has built a multidisciplinary workforce armed with data and technology to identify program vulnerabilities. 4 Takeaways from the HCCA 2019 Compliance Institute Apr. 16, 2019. Bryan Barajas Marketing Director.

“Be resilient.” With Penny Bauder & Laura Deaton

Thrive Global

A hands-on leader who can shift from strategy to operations in a blink, Deaton shepherded Multiplier through a period of unprecedented growth, more than doubling the number of projects in its portfolio and increasing annual revenue from $6 million in 2013 to $20 million in 2019.

Another One Bites the Dust: NY Legislature Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The Decriminalization of Possession Although obviously disappointed at the failure of the legislature to both decriminalize and legalize marijuana in his State, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been a strong advocate of the legalization of recreational use of marijuana since 2013, was encouraged by the progress that decriminalization represents.

Allies Of Women And Minority Groups In The Workforce


These statistics come from data released by the National Partnership for Women and Families before Equal Pay Day, and concluded that women lose out on $500 billion annually, thanks to the gender wage gap. Discrimination and unconscious bias continue to affect women’s wages, despite equal pay being required by law. company, and a direct result of Blake Irving prioritizing gender equality when he became CEO of the company in 2013.

Does the Ratio of CEO to Employee Pay Really Matter?

TLNT: The Business of HR

CEO pay in 2014 was an eye-popping 373 times that of an average worker, according to data compiled by the AFL-CIO, and a sharp rise from 331 times in 2013. Many employment discrimination and whistleblower claims are frivolous and driven by the personality of the plaintiff, but the failure of an employer to appear to “care” about its employees contributes to lawsuits, government investigations, and union drives. By Howard Mavity.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

Adrian is the co-founder of HR tech startup Career Hero – a company that provides job seekers with the necessary data to improve their chances of a job interview. After a series of successful business ventures, he founded WorkAngel – a social platform for companies of any size that are transforming – in 2013. Bill has written hundreds of columns for 27 years, organizes and moderates panels and has built the world’s largest conference, HR Tech, from 1998 until 2013.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #2

Biddle Consulting

This data should be disaggregated by the demographic categories chosen to be in the diversity initiative. Experience on race, limited English proficiency, disability, sex discrimination, LGBT rights, culturally appropriate alternative dispute resolution, corporate social responsibility, international human rights, and other social justice issues.