Workplace Discrimination: Comparing American and European Workplaces

Eightfold

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.

Is Arbitration Of Harassment the Best Course Of Action?

LaborSoft

is arbitration of harassment claims the best course of action? But, is this the best course of action when dealing with employee harassment or employment discrimination claims? Many employment law attorneys and legal associations support alternative dispute resolution and consider it a good option for harassment or discrimination claims. This sensitive data requires that maximum security protocols are in place and that your information is protected at all times.

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 can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. We strongly advocate using data and statistics as a means to an end. In analytics we want to contribute to solving business issues using data and statistics. This data set is neatly structured.

What is GINA? The federal discrimination law you need to know.

Business Management Daily

GINA, or the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, outlaws genetic discrimination. GINA bars employers from discriminating against or harassing employees based on their genetic information. It prohibits genetic information employment discrimination. It also outlaws discrimination based on genetic information about the employee’s relatives. Genetic discrimination examples. This is genetic discrimination under GINA.

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. And the agency’s making good on that threat: Here are recent settlements of sex discrimination lawsuits that will cost four companies a total of $4.2 million and provide other relief to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC).

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 can be a potential analysis or something to look out for in the data. We strongly advocate using data and statistics as a means to an end. In analytics we want to contribute to solving business issues using data and statistics. This data set is neatly structured.

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

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. But, as reported, the data the system was fed to learn how to score candidates was “successful resumes” and “unsuccessful resumes” from the past 10 years.

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

The HR Capitalist

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. Department of Labor (DOL), available data suggests that women who work at Google suffer from "systemic compensation disparities" compared to their male peers. Of course they did.

It’s Time to Transform Calibration: Data In, Conscious & Unconscious Bias Out

Betterworks

It’s time to do calibration right: based on multiple sources of rich data augmented with ethical AI. For employees, data-based calibration will give everyone what they deserve: full access to find meaning in their work and receive the feedback, training, coaching, and opportunity to succeed.

It’s Time to Transform Calibration: Data In, Conscious & Unconscious Bias Out

Betterworks

It’s time to do calibration right: based on multiple sources of rich data augmented with ethical AI. For employees, data-based calibration will give everyone what they deserve: full access to find meaning in their work and receive the feedback, training, coaching, and opportunity to succeed.

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

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. But, as reported, the data the system was fed to learn how to score candidates was “successful resumes” and “unsuccessful resumes” from the past 10 years. The reason again was skewed input data; in short, if you feed the system with more pictures of white men than black women, the system will be better in recognizing white men.

It’s Time to Transform Calibration: Data In, Conscious & Unconscious Bias Out

Betterworks

It’s time to do calibration right: based on multiple sources of rich data augmented with ethical AI. For employees, data-based calibration will give everyone what they deserve: full access to find meaning in their work and receive the feedback, training, coaching, and opportunity to succeed.

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.

How to Avoid Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

Insperity

Avoiding pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a top priority for employers. And it’s also a hot-topic these days, especially with the new EEOC guidelines surrounding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. During the course of her pregnancy, your employee may go to her manager asking for accommodations, such as modifications to her job duties or for intermittent leave. This could lead to a discrimination claim.

The Spring Addition of the HR Carnival

OmegaHR Solutions

Of course, I submitted one as well Age Discrimination in Today’s World. ADEA Age discrimination Carnival of HR Data in HR discrimination diversity EEOC Gender HR Carnival HR competencies HR department issuesThe spring issue of HR Wisdom. It seems that Spring is finally here for good and nothing signals that more than the Spring Edtion of the HR Carnival.

Your Legal Rights In The Workplace

New to HR

It may lead to unfair treatment, harassment, manipulation, discrimination in an organization. ” In the United Kingdom for example, the common statutes span from Equal Pay Act, Trade Union & Labour Relation Act, Employment Rights Act, Data Protection Act, National Minimum Wage Act, Employment Relations Act and so on. Even though online courses and home learning do not completely eliminate the formal learning in the workplace, it does extend and complement it.

Who Can Deliver on AI?

Chris Skinner

“We’re looking for companies who can automate HR processes, manage large amounts of HR data, identify skills gaps in the workforce and eliminate unconscious bias that can happen when making HR decisions.” Of course, very large organizations are far from the only ones interested in whether AI can help them improve their recruiting processes and make them fairer and more inclusive. big data discrimination diversity hiring HR technology recruiting

Justify a Job Offer’s Salary with Data

Visier - Talent Acquisition

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. Emotionally-driven salary decisions can also generate legal and reputational risks associated with pay discrimination. Justifying Pay: External Data is Not Enough. Using Data to Drive Up Offer Acceptance Rates.

Sieving Through the EEOC’s Data

HRExecutive

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its breakdown of workplace-discrimination charges that the agency received in fiscal year 2015 (Oct. In its release , the EEOC reports that it resolved 92,641 charges in fiscal year 2015, and secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination through voluntary resolutions and litigation. Yesterday, the U.S.

The EEOC just announced its 2018 performance numbers. Here are three things employers need to know.

The Employer Handbook

Aotearoa at Polish Wikipedia [ CC BY-SA 3.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Spoiler Alert: the Federated States Of Micronesia had zero charges of discrimination. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released its Fiscal Year 2018 enforcement and litigation data. Because when an employee complains about discrimination at work, no matter the underlying basis (e.g., The EEOC resolved 90,558 charges of discrimination in FY2018 while reducing the charge workload by 19.5

Why Amazon's AI-driven high volume hiring project failed

Hubert

This leads us to the main issue; Amazon’s AI technology favored men and thus discriminated against women. As AI and machine learning became a “thing”, many following the development hoped for an unbiased technology, one that would save the human race from discriminating against each other. The hope was for the AI to deliver unbiased results within virtually all areas in which human decision-making and attached bias can have discriminating consequences.

Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports

Zenefits

Though the EEOC has long been the enforcer of employment anti-discrimination laws, the #metoo movement has brought more urgency to the issue. Sexual harassment is something that happens in the course of doing business, not at annual trainings. The post Data Show New Trends in Workplace Sexual Harassment Reports appeared first on Zenefits Blog. Employers have a legal obligation to maintain a workplace that is free of sexual harassment.

Important 2018 EU Labor Law Changes – Part 1

Global Upside

Some of the breakout trends you’ll see across several EU countries include pay equality, data privacy, GDPR rights and regulations, and plans to make the business environment more attractive to startups and foreign investment via friendlier labor laws. Another significant change to keep close track of is the EU’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), which will have sweeping implications when going into effect on 25 May 2018. EU Data Protection. Disability Discrimination.

Why Amazon's AI-driven high volume hiring project failed

Hubert

This leads us to the main issue; Amazon’s AI technology favoured men and thus discriminated against women. As AI and machine learning became a “thing”, many following the development hoped for an unbiased technology, one that would save the human race from discriminating against each other. The hope was for the AI to deliver unbiased results within virtually all areas in which human decision-making and attached bias can have discriminating consequences.

Those EEO-1s you love to complete are gonna get more complicated

The Employer Handbook

The EEOC wants more data on 63 million employees. Tell ’em what they’ve won, White House: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the Department of Labor, is publishing a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey, in which qualifying companies report employment data categorized by race/ethnicity, gender and job category.

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How to avoid common mistakes with EEOC complaints

Insperity

According to recent data, the top five EEOC complaints reported nationally are: Retaliation: 39,110 Disability: 24,238 Race: 23,976 Sex (including pregnancy): 23,532 Age: 15,573. And, if your company finds itself facing a charge of discrimination, what should you do?

#6Things: It was Always You, Khafka & Goldman Sachs Gets Moral All of a Sudden

marenated HR

It’s called Khafka and it was developed by LinkedIn engineers to handle real-time data streaming. Of course, I mean Matt Buckland ( @ElSatanico ), he of Buzzfeed and London tube fame. 6ThingsYouNeedtoKnow HR #6Things HR Trends inspiration Job Ads web development Work-Life Balance Workplace Discrimination Workplace InequalityWith Time Off For Good Behavior. via George Larocque ( @glarocque ).

Does AI Have A Conscience?

SAP Innovation

Technology has created a data-driven world. And now, with the power of artificial intelligence (AI), not only can technology analyze data, it can interpret information to guide or make decisions in many aspects of life, including business. But there is still a voice in the back of my head saying: Don’t use this data in the wrong way. The power of AI is data . What if this data is available? Data protection.

Scared Straight – OFCCP Style!

The Tim Sackett Project

That’s all been changing because of big data. Turns out, someone at OFCCP shows them how to run a basic statistical analysis of the data you send them on your applicants and who you hired. So, this data is from a company that had to pay $1.7 Million because they discriminated in not hiring Asian candidates. No one complained that they were discriminated against. Of course, how the OFCCP is doing this is fraught with bad data interpretation.

Diversity and inclusion training: How to apply it in the workplace

Workable

First and foremost, to be inclusive, each of us has to understand in depth what diversity means, both cognitively – i.e. what it is – and emotionally – i.e. how does a person feel when discriminated against. Start diversity and inclusion training by setting up an educational course for employees. This can be either a pre-designed course or even some slides put together in a video. Emotional goals: Develop empathy: How discriminative actions affect people?

Is Diversity Training a Waste of Time?

HRExecutive

Dobbin and Kalev’s HBR piece is based on their own examination of three decades’ worth of data, culled from more than 820 United States-based businesses as well as interviews with hundreds of line managers and executives. Trainers tell us that people often respond to compulsory courses with anger and resistance,” added Dobbin and Kalev, noting that many participants reported feeling more animosity toward other groups after taking part in such programs.

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

Analytics in HR

Companies use surveys and feedback tools to get our opinions, new tools monitor emails and our network of communications (ONA), we capture data on travel, location, and mobility, and organizations now have data on our wellbeing, fitness, and health. In the early days of HR analytics, companies captured employee data to measure span of control, the distribution of performance ratings, succession pipeline, and other talent-related topics. The Risk of Data Abuse.

AIHR Launches: Statistics in HR

Analytics in HR

Understanding statistics, knowing how to look at data differently, and being able to analyze it when needed helps to make better decisions. Nothing is more helpful in making better and evidence-based decisions than a solid understanding of the thing we base most of our conclusions on data and statistics. Nothing is more helpful in making better and evidence-based decisions than a solid understanding of the thing we base most of our conclusions on data and statistics.

The Ethical Benchmarking of HR analytics

Analytics in HR

Legal frameworks such as the European General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) provide guidance in differentiating right from wrong. These include Amazon with its gender-biased AI recruiting tool, Google with racist facial recognition, and Facebook ’s ad serving algorithm that discriminates by gender and race. These Giga companies, with seemingly endless resources, have still all fallen victim to biases from the input data, triggering unwanted and unintentional outcomes.

Top 3 worldwide recruiting trends in 2017

Talentoday

The highlight was the panel of 6 experts who spoke about the top problems recruiters face, the importance of data driven soft skills analysis, and the overall trends they foresee for recruiting in 2017 and beyond. The data shows that recruiters report limited headcount and budget yet hiring demands are growing. Data pulled from the 2017 Annual Global Recruiting Trends Report 1. There are two main ways that data can help with screening.

Meaningful Work Tops Company Culture, Compensation, and Perks as Workers’ #1 Must-Have in New Global Employee Survey

WorkHuman

The report also looked at several key workplace issues that directly impact employee well-being and humanity, such as diversity and inclusion, gender equity, discrimination, and celebration of work anniversaries. Key findings include: One in four workers have felt discriminated against over the course of their career. More than half of all workers surveyed chose age as the top factor driving discrimination. Data indicates frequent recognition can help here as well.

3 Guidelines to Help HR Leaders Rethink Diversity in the Workplace

Fond

Over the past couple months, the Black Lives Matter movement has shed light and sparked discussions around the pervasive discrimination experienced by BIPOC in almost all aspects of life, work included. The data makes it clear that traditional DEI approaches aren’t effective. Overt and Covert Discrimination at Work. Many people believe that because they don’t participate in violent acts of racial discrimination, they are not racist. Trust Data, Not Your Gut.

On #EqualPayDay Dig Deeper into the Pay Gap’s Complexities

Workology

Of course, as we have discussed before on B4J, there is more to the gender pay gap than this basic measurement , as there are enormous pay gaps between men and women of different races and ethnicities. As Obama points out, the Equal Pay Act, signed 50 years ago, has done little to combat the pay gap amongst women, subtler forms of employment discrimination or the siloing of women in lower paying career tracks. "I'm

Strategic HR vs Compliance HR: What’s the Difference?

Reflektive

Compliance HR continues to have its place in modern human resources, but growing access to employee data has seen the rise of strategic HR and the alignment between human resources and company goals. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act. The rise of new, data-driven technology is opening new opportunities for HR, however, and a chance to leverage HR talent and data to improve business goals and outcomes.

Addressing AI Bias: Diversity-by-Design

Analytics in HR

Of course, putting numbers on gender, ethnicity, etc. is tricky: the very insights to counter discrimination might also be used to discriminate. And while analytics could provide new insights for more targeted action, the required data often sits squarely in the no-go zones of privacy and ethics. I also do not think that the answer lies solely in demanding that developers think even more carefully about data selection. Historical data.