Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination

HR Examiner

Bias and discrimination are often used interchangeably. But they are not the same. I like chocolate chip cookies, but not the ones with nuts. Sometimes you want to exclude something because the question you are asking or the outcome you are seeking requires it.

Consumer Data Protection Laws: What You Need to Know

Ultimate Software

With the rate at which technology has been advancing, it was perhaps inevitable for the law to lag behind. The Global Response to Consumer Data Protection. The European Union first answered this call with the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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The Amazon Example: Can AI Discriminate?

HR Daily Advisor

Instinctively, it would seem that using a machine, data, or artificial intelligence (AI) to review job applicants would create a process that is fairer by default. Unlike people, the machine doesn’t have subconscious biases. That’s the theory, anyway.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This enormous HR data set focuses on employee absence.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

HR data sets are rare finds. In this article, I will list the 7 best HR data sets available online. In addition to the data set, I will also list the challenges in the data. This enormous HR data set focuses on employee absence.

EEOC Pay Data Proposal Revised

HRWatchdog

The EEOC’s pay data proposal has been revised – submit comments by August 15! As previously reported , the EEOC is seeking to collect pay data to assist the agency in identifying pay disparities that warrant investigation. Comments can be submitted online here.

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Justify a Job Offer’s Salary with Data

Visier

Candidates are approaching job offer negotiations with unprecedented levels of insight and confidence: The US unemployment rate has reached a historic low, and individuals now have instant access to compensation data via websites like Glassdoor and Salary.com.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Age, and how it impacts the way a worker is treated, is not a veiled issue within the tech industry.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Age, and how it impacts the way a worker is treated, is not a veiled issue within the tech industry.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Age, and how it impacts the way a worker is treated, is not a veiled issue within the tech industry.

EEOC to Tackle Use of Big Data in Employment

HRWatchdog

Does big data trigger discrimination claims? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting tomorrow “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law.”

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AI is not a Quick-Fix Solution for Discrimination

HRExecutive

Artificial intelligence is already past the tipping point of becoming a prevalent tool to help companies find more and better job applicants and decide who to hire or promote. She says the wedding case is just one example of what machines that recognize patterns can miss.

Cafe Classic: Could Big Data Bring Big Dilemmas?

Compensation Cafe

Editor's Note: Data and analytics are big topics - and big priorities - in a lot of HR shops these days. A Classic lesson based on our colleagues in Marketing, who have gone before us into this territory and learned a few things the hard way themselves.

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Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. In the first case, Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. The suit was resolved late on March 4, when U.S.

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. Big Data Is the Future.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. This reported malfunction doesn’t mean that the system was a sexist failure, nor does it say anything about the merits of machine learning or AI in recruitment.

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5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process

Workable

Traditional recruiting used to rely on luck and intuition more than data, which was time-consuming to amass and analyze. But now, with a wealth of software and analytics tools available on the market, anyone can create a data-driven recruiting process. Collect data efficiently.

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Attention Employers: Reinstatement of Revised EEO-1 Pay Data (EEO-2)

ApplicantStack

Don’t Miss The 2019 EEO Reporting Deadlines! In March 2019, a federal judge reinstated the requirement for employers to provide pay data in their EEO report. Pay data for your EEO report is due by September 30, 2019 (for 2017 and 2018). The deadline for EEO-1 2018 data is still May 31, 2019. The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO-1) Report is a mandatory Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) compliance survey. We Keep Your Data Safe.

EEOC Makes Changes to Support Enforcement of Pay Discrimination Laws

Paychex

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released a revised EEO-1 Report to collect aggregated employee pay data from private employers and federal contractors and subcontractors that employ 100 or more employees.

Confessions of a Reluctant Feminist: My Role In Perpetuating Workplace Discrimination

Inpower Coaching

The lack of workforce diversity affects virtually every business. We need to figure out how to fight the kind of workplace discrimination that creates cultural uniformity in our businesses for two reasons. I did not always perceive the challenges of diversity this clearly.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. This reported malfunction doesn’t mean that the system was a sexist failure, nor does it say anything about the merits of machine learning or AI in recruitment.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

It’s been called the tech industry’s “ silent career killer.” Between 2008 and 2015, it was the subject of 226 official complaints filed against Silicon Valley’s biggest tech companies. Age, and how it impacts the way a worker is treated, is not a veiled issue within the tech industry.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

EEOC Would Collect Pay Data from W-2s Under New Proposal

HRWatchdog

In a significant departure from existing requirements, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is seeking to require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s.

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5 ways to fight age and gender discrimination in the workplace

Workable

On 24 January 2019, in Boston, Workable hosted a panel discussion titled Diversity in Gender & Age: The Career Challenges Faced by Women at All Ages , to talk about the specific challenges at the intersection of age and gender discrimination in the workplace.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

After all, these systems control various forms of opportunity for the workforce. The click-worthy title read, “Want Less Biased Decisions? The author claimed that machines were much better at detecting and addressing bias. The Tendency Of Data Models To Skew (Bias).

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.,

Four ways to prevent systemic discrimination in your workplace, before an EEOC charge.

The Employer Handbook

A week or so ago, Robin Shea had a great post at the Employment and Labor Insider in which she listed ten of the hottest litigation trends at the EEOC. The source of this great list is David Lopez, EEOC General Counsel. What is systemic discrimination?

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. Today, we’ll learn the takeaway from all of those cases. Lessons Learned. By Susan Schoenfeld.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

It is widely understood that an organization will not be successful–and certainly will not grow and thrive–without robust data on all aspects of its operations. In business, organizations routinely gather and study data about sales, production, margin, and customer satisfaction to name just a few; in higher education, metrics around admissions, graduation rates, endowment, and student satisfaction are carefully monitored. Workplace Data Sources and How to Use Them.

Get Your Crystal Balls Ready, HR Data Ninjas

SuccessFactors

There is a way to avoid this continuing to happen… HR, it is time to embrace your inner Data Ninja! Although companies generally have useful workforce data distributed across the business, fewer than 22% of those surveyed by Harvard Business Review felt able to leverage this data.

Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth

Steve Boese

Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. I can take up more work,” he told the BBC.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo - Employee Training

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. It generally consists of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Employees quickly glance through them and go for the start test button.

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Learning How to Humanize HR with Data

NCHRA

There's been a constant push that HR catch up with Marketing and Finance in the way it uses analytics. 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.