Data or Intuition: When Should HR Rely on the Numbers?

Cornerstone On Demand

So, how do you know when it makes sense to use data and when to trust your gut? Yes, personality can be one of the items on your checklist, but using objective data allows you to avoid making an irrational—and sometimes illegal—decision. Do you operate on gut feelings a lot?

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Here's Why Intuition Matters In Our Data-Driven Age

Cornerstone On Demand

In the age of analytics, why are we so enamored with reducing the “human" in order to embrace the data? " I'm sorry, data-loving colleagues, but the job of recruiting should not be left to software alone.

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Recruiting Best Practices- Your Technology and You

HRchitect

Acquiring new talent in your organization requires you to navigate around laws regarding discrimination, confidentiality of candidate information and a fiscal responsibility to your organization through timely hires and adherence to salary expectations. Data Security.

The Compliance Downside of Big Data

Workology

The use of big data in human resources is all the rage today. More and more companies, at least the large ones, are collecting and using employee and prospect data to be able to make determinations about their workforces. The data is being used for promotions, terminations as well as new hires and it should be. There is however, a downside of the use of that data. The Risks of Big Data. A major risk is that of disparate impact discrimination.

Gender pay discrimination: The $14.3 million cost of a shattered shame ceiling

Compensation Today

And even Ellen Pao, who lost her gender discrimination case, still cost Kleiner Perkins a cool $1 million. (It The only historical safeguard standing between employers having to part with millions of dollars in pay discrimination settlements has been women’s silence.

4 Ways HR Analytics Can Improve Workplace Diversity

Cornerstone On Demand

In the next 10 to 30 years, census data says that there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the United States. However, after years of trying to promote diversity by eliminating bias and discrimination in the workplace by legal means, it still exists. The U.S.

NPRM on Sex Discrimination—What Will Be Required?

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor briefed readers on new guidelines (to be called regulations) on sex discrimination proposed by the U.S. Benefits and Costs of the NPRM on Sex Discrimination. All comments must be received on or before March 31, 2015. Technological advances and big data.

Use 'The Interruption Strategy' to Tackle the Diversity Gap

Cornerstone On Demand

population will soon be more diverse than ever: Census data suggests there will be no ethnic majority in the next 10 to 30 years. " There are many emerging strategies to increase diversity and eliminate bias in organizations — including several focused on using big data to tackle the problem. Let's take a look at one such data-based method: the "Interruption Strategy." Fact: Minorities are still largely underrepresented in the United States workforce.

Why Is Pregnancy Such a Touchy Subject In Employee Wellness Health Assessments?

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s a topic employers generally avoid, since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibited sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Asking questions, gathering data. Pregnancy discrimination? By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News. “ Are you pregnant? ”.

The Win-Win of Leveraging Baby Boomers

China Gorman

Not just because the data are useful and the examples practical, but because it is written for practitioners not academics and is super easy to consume. Address Age Discrimination (Real and Perceived). I’m a Baby Boomer, born smack-dab in the middle of my generation.

‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

Larry lost his job at the federal courthouse in 2015 over what he claims were “impossible demands” made in connection with his treatment for sleep apnea. Chapter 151B, the state law prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on a disability.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry.

5 Legal Lessons to Consider When Handling Millennial Background Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

By the end of 2015, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers in the workplace for the first time ever. 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.

AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

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?

Skills?

China Gorman

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. Cognitive Load Management: the ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques.

Assessments in Hiring: To Use or Not to Use?

CultureIQ

Assessments in hiring are permitted, as long as they are not designed, intended, or used to discriminate. If you decide to adopt assessments into hiring, recognize that this data-driven approach to evaluating people can carry over into onboarding and professional development. According to the Aberdeen Group , 57 percent of companies use pre-hire assessments. And chances are that not all these companies are handling the procedure correctly.

Opportunities Abound for Individuals with Disabilities

Berkshire Associates

According to 2014 data from the U.S. Applicant Tracking Recruitment Process Affirmative Action Diversity HR Training Disability (IWD) Workplace DiscriminationIncreasingly, Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) are proving they belong in the American workforce.

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Overcoming the Barriers Disabled Americans Face

HRExecutive

Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, legislation that prohibited discrimination in employment, public accommodation and a number of other areas. disability discrimination diversity hiring talent managementOn July 26, it will be 25 years since George H.

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Five Millennial Background Screening Challenges

TalentCulture

By the end of 2015, Millennials are expected to outnumber Baby Boomers in the workplace for the first time. Information about religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under anti-discrimination laws.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry.

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. In their efforts to bring wage equality to Silicon Valley, government officials have accused one of the tech industry's anchor firms of large-scale gender discrimination. The fact that Google's taken this DOL charge show's how brilliant the 2015 move by Salesforce and Benioff was.

Diversity at Twitter Is About More Than Hiring

Workology

Unconscious bias has been proven time and again to be a major driver of employment discrimination and data makes the workings of the bias much harder to ignore. But the existing data is clear: Twitter has a lot of work to do and not just in the recruiting sphere.

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. By Howard Mavity.

On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. With the additional staff, the OFCCP will provide sufficient expert support for improved data collection and analysis.

The 10 Most Common Mistakes in Documentation

HR Daily Advisor

Start on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, with a free interactive webcast, Benchmarking Your Hotline in 2015: How Does Your Data Measure Up? Any reference to protected class or conduct is a road map for a charge of discrimination.

Cybersecurity for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

HR Counselor's Corner

Cybersecurity” is a bit like plumbing: most everybody thinks it’s a great idea, but we don’t really give it much thought beyond that until something goes horribly wrong, like a data breach. Why would a hacker want to steal data from little-old-me?” By Benjamin Orsatti, Esq.,

How Background Checks Can Land Your Business In Hot Water

Insperity

Non-compliance of policies with anti-discrimination laws. million and provide job offers and training to resolve a charge of race discrimination, according to the U.S. Lack of verification of background check data.

The Dilemma of Predictive Analytics for HR

OmegaHR Solutions

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.

Extreme Pay Transparency

Compensation Cafe

To some, transparency means full disclosure of personally identifiable raw naked data. On the other hand, some are arguing that this kind of radical transparency is the only way to identify - and eliminate - pay discrimination. I'm reminded of Lilly Ledbetter , who learned that she was suffering from pay discrimination through an anonymous note left in her work locker.

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PayScale Gender Report Reveals Female Software Engineers Get Paid 12% Less

Compensation Today

A LinkedIn survey supports this data, revealing that less than one-tenth to a quarter of all software engineers are women. Worried you might be opening yourself to legal action through pay discrimination?

Top 10 Reasons to Test Adverse Impact Correctly

HRExecutive

” Archer — an employment-discrimination litigator, legal coach and creator of the EEO Legal Solutions website — is very passionate about imparting what she knows about navigating your way through the ever-more-aggressive EEOC. discrimination EEOC hiring HR profession

Favoritism is No Friend of Diversity

HRExecutive

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

Accommodating the “hard of hearing” employee

OmegaHR Solutions

According to 2010 data from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 17% of American adults (36 million people) report some degree of hearing loss.