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?

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference

Precheck

3 Takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA Conference Oct. The 2019 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) Conference took place this past week in the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois. The following represent my top takeaways from the 2019 ASHHRA conference.

NJ advances bill that would ban confidentiality provisions in any settled discrimination claim

The Employer Handbook

Some states, like the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for example , have responded to the #MeToo movement by drafting legislation that would ban confidentiality provisions in private sexual harassment settlements. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment New Jersey

Religious Discrimination Hazards on the Rise

HR Daily Advisor

Religious discrimination hasn’t been a major concern for employers in recent years. Segal told attendees at the Society for Human Resource Management’s recent employment law and legislative conference in Washington, D.C.

The power of diversity, dignity, and respect over discrimination #MondayMotivation

The Employer Handbook

Last Friday, I spoke at an HR conference about the EEOC’s latest enforcement trends. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission focused on addressing discrimination based on employees’ perceptions of others. Oh, do I have some Monday Motivation for you!

NJ advances bill that would ban confidentiality provisions in any settled discrimination claim

The Employer Handbook

Some states, like the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for example , have responded to the #MeToo movement by drafting legislation that would ban confidentiality provisions in private sexual harassment settlements. Before I get to that, I want to thank the hundreds of HR professionals who packed the room for my “ I’ll Help You Become an ADA Accommodation Expert ” series at the sold-out 2018 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington, DC.

Increasing Gender Equality

HR Daily Advisor

Segal, one of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) top speakers, offered his tips at SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition, held recently in Washington, D.C. [ There can be dangers in gender matching, for example, if there are few woman mentors.

5 Tips to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment

Next Concept HR Magazine

The latest in a string of high-profile examples is Harvey Weinstein, who founded and ran the […]. HR BLOG Workplace Law #Metoo California Legal & Legislative Conference gender discrimination Next Concept HR AssociationNext Concept HR Magazine -. By Miller Law Group* Sexual harassment in the workplace can take a serious toll on the victims, and can throw a company into turmoil – especially when the harasser is a high-level employee such as a founder or CEO.

I can do better than yesterday’s weak sauce “72 police officers” post

The Employer Handbook

Yesterday, at the SHRM Conference , I was talking to a friend about his work in artificial intelligence in HR. For example, Amazon ended an AI project last year after it revealed bias against women. After all, I couldn’t imagine that Amazon would intentionally create an algorithm that would discriminate against women. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Pennsylvania PhiladelphiaBy Zuzu – Own work , CC BY-SA 3.0 , Link.

The Top HCM Compliance Issues to Watch for in 2018

Ceridian

Although no final decisions have been made while the House-Senate Conference Committee on Finance works on reconciling the differences between the two tax bills, we expect several key reforms will impact employers, including: Changes to the federal withholding structure and tax calculation tables.

SHRM Session: How Non-Hispanic Supervisors Can Lead Hispanic Employees

HR Daily Advisor

We at the HR Daily Advisor are here at SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition in New Orleans. For example, says Llopis, the best example of how some Hispanics might feel in the workplace comes with how their names are pronounced.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. For example, “[c]ontinuing to discuss the merits of the claims that have been resolved is contrary to resolution.” ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.”

A 5-part checklist that works for any ADA accommodation request

HR Morning

At the 2017 SHRM Conference & Exposition, Pavneet Singh Uppal and Shayna Helene Balch, partners with the Fisher & Phillips LLP law firm , offered a step-by-step guide to the interactive process. Example: Attached is a job description for the [insert title] position.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. For example, “[c]ontinuing to discuss the merits of the claims that have been resolved is contrary to resolution.” ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.”

Finding "Romance" at Work in the Age of AI + More Lessons From LinkedIn Talent Connect

Cornerstone On Demand

Artificial intelligence may be bringing a new wave of technology to the HR space, but humans have a huge role to play in extracting impact from these shiny new solutions, said Tim Leberecht, founder and CEO of The Business Romantic Society, at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference this week.

5 costly employment myths we need to discard

HR Morning

During SHRM’s 2016 Annual Conference & Expo , HR consultant Hunter Lott presented on a few of these myths with the intent of stopping employers from acting on them. This is an example of making a decision based on a gut reaction. Everyone knows a good myth or two.

Bookmark This! Employee Leave Donation Programs Edition

HR Bartender

Examples are after natural disasters like a hurricane or when an employee falls on unexpectedly hard times. Finally, here’s an article of caution from a law firm on the potential for discrimination and tax issues when employees donate PTO.

What To Do If You’re Placed On Suspension – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

The best example I can give is one we’ve seen in the news when a police officer is involved in a shooting, so they are placed on suspension pending investigation. Remember, even tiny companies could be subject to state laws and local ordinances about discrimination and other issues.

“A person can be married on Saturday and then fired on Monday for just that act.”

The Employer Handbook

Ivy Tech Community College (opinion here ) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the federal workplace anti-discrimination statute, does not protect workers from discrimination based on LGBT status. Title VII does not apply to claims of sexual orientation discrimination.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. Some of the challenges for ethnic minority workers, for example, are that they often find themselves as one-of-a-kind in their workplace. Workplace diversity is a pressing topic among HR pros.

“A person can be married on Saturday and then fired on Monday for just that act.”

The Employer Handbook

Ivy Tech Community College (opinion here ) that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , the federal workplace anti-discrimination statute, does not protect workers from discrimination based on LGBT status. Title VII does not apply to claims of sexual orientation discrimination. Put differently, Title VII protects against sex discrimination. But, discrimination based on sexual orientation is not the same as sex discrimination.

ICYMI: Potential, Mindfulness and Communication at Convergence 2019

Cornerstone On Demand

Below, we gathered our biggest lessons about work from the keynote speakers and breakout presentations at the conference—we'll see you all next year! When it comes to hiring, for example, don't look for candidates you simply "click with" or the "cultural fit."

Women in Technology: United We Stand

Ultimate Software

It’s conference season and at Ultimate Software, we are excited that preparations for our participation in the HR Technology Conference & Expo and the Grace Hopper Celebration—the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, produced by AnitaB.org —are in full swing.

Should HR Give Employees Advice – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

For example, we link our employees to information about subsidized child care resources, job training, etc. Image captured by Sharlyn Lauby after speaking at the MBTI Users Conference in San Francisco, CA.

5 Tips to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment

NCHRA

The latest in a string of high-profile examples is Harvey Weinstein, who founded and ran the entertainment company that fired him after allegations surfaced in the news that he sexually harassed female employees and other women in the film industry over decades. By Miller Law Group*.

Recording Workplace Conversations – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

For example, a court may allow an unlawful recording to be admitted into court if the recording is designed to capture perceived illegal conduct, such as discrimination.

Are Companies Obligated to Write Reference Letters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I mentioned in my #SHRM16 wrap-up that I spoke at a pre-conference workshop on social media strategies. Here’s an example: Let’s assume you endorse an employee and then later fire him or her for poor performance. For example, don’t say ‘Mark is dishonest.’

Survey says that artificial intelligence may actually promote bias, rather than help to eliminate it

The Employer Handbook

During that conference, I led panel discussions on how human resources can deploy artificial intelligence and the legal implications of paying employees in cryptocurrency. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Hiring & FiringImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link]. Wait, what?

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People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

Analytics in HR

And added to this is a new stream of data which includes video (every video conference can be recorded and more than 40% of job interviews are recorded), audio (tools that record meetings can sense mood), and image recognition that recognizes faces wherever we are.

What to Do When the EEOC Files Charges and an RFI with Your Company

HR Daily Advisor

My company just received notice of a charge of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) along with a request for information (RFI) seeking sensitive personnel data about several other employees at the company. Q I am an HR manager.

How Pay Transparency Affects Equality, Engagement, and More

UpstartHR

The benefits include clear expectations, consistent compensation schedules, and difficulty to discriminate. For example, Lawler’s research shows that workers routinely OVERestimate the pay of their peers and subordinates and UNDERestimate the pay of their superiors. If you’re interested in having me speak at your conference or company on this topic please feel free to reach out to me!

Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust at Total Rewards

WorkHuman

One of my favorite quotes from WorldatWork’s Total Rewards conference this week in Washington, D.C., Establishing a sense of trust at work through fairness and transparency was an idea carried throughout the three-day conference.

Filling out those EEO-1s stinks. But, it could be worse…

The Employer Handbook

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with whom I am spending the day today in Atlanta at the 22nd annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference. For example, you could like this employer, which now faces an Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuit brought by the EEOC. Then, it paid $32,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit with the EEOC. By U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF file here., Public Domain, Link.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #4

Biddle Consulting

For example, AI is the underlying technology behind facial recognition, self-driving cars, resume reviews, and employment interviews, etc. Provide a sobering view of AI’s implication on compliance as it relates to diversity, legal risk exposure, and discrimination.

Indeed, there are 50,000 reasons to avoid “age will matter” in an applicant’s rejection email.

The Employer Handbook

Here’s more from the EEOC press release : “A basic principle of anti-discrimination law requires that job applicants be judged on their individual qualifications. For example, when did you graduate high school? Photo by rawpixel.com on Unsplash.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust

HRExecutive

Outside of HR, companies are using systems that assess employee emails for network analysis, record conference calls and video meetings, and monitor employee activities through badges.

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Can we stop employees from speaking other languages at work?

Collage

In a workplace setting, language is a form of communication, just as email, Slack, conference calls, etc. Next, I’ll share examples of when it is and isn’t okay to use a foreign language at work. The commonality between the above examples is that everyone is linguistically aligned.