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.

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.”

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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. My family and I usually get a pretty friendly rivalry going over the NCAA tournament.

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.

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.’”

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination


However, the emergence of AI has sparked a fascinating and important debate: Do machines making decisions that were once made by humans reduce or even eliminate discrimination—or can they actually increase bias?

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. By treating these employees with respect and using data to ground their actions, Google created invaluable goodwill and loyalty.

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.

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. 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. In December 2013, Rose learned she was pregnant and notified her supervisor.

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. The remaining discrimination charge statistics are as follows: Age: 20,857 (22.8

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.

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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. Digital Natives and age discrimination.

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. of postings in 2013 to 18.1% in 2013.


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

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.

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.

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.”

What is the E-RACE Initiative?

HR Daily Advisor

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. E-RACE began in 2008 with a set of five goals to be achieved by 2013.

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. There will be a lot more to say about big data and HR in the coming months and years.

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. 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. Example of a 9-box generated from objective assessment center data.

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. Massachusetts Gen.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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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.”.

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

Crimcheck | Pre-Employment & Background Check Information

The Expunging of Records Decriminalization also provides for the expunging of hundreds of thousands of records of low-level marijuana convictions, those that correspond to the new violation quantity limits, undoing decades of discrimination and injustice.

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.,

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. Matt also runs a blog, the King’s Shilling, that covers topics on the future of HR, big data and HR tech. .

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.

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