Legal Issues in AI: Bias and Discrimination

HR Examiner

Bias and discrimination are often used interchangeably. But this example is a research question, not discrimination. Discrimination is a legal term that means making an employment decision that adversely affects an individual or group in a protected class.

Are Your Diversity and Inclusion Efforts Only Skin Deep?

Decision-Wise

In other words, he wanted the reputational benefits of diversity but was missing the more critical advantages that come with the inclusion of diverse thought. Companies that have ethnically diverse leadership teams were 33 percent more likely to outperform their peers.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

Workforce diversity, whether it’s gender, ethnic, or age diversity , is often linked to strong organizational performance. But how do you go about actually building a diverse workforce? The workforce diversity plan. Look for diverse sourcing channels.

EEOC to Host Public Meeting on “Big Data and Employment Discrimination”

Berkshire Associates

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will host a public meeting next Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time to discuss “Big Data and Employment Discrimination.” Affirmative Action Diversity Workplace Discrimination

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: Why It’s Important to Include Age in Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Cornerstone On Demand

At Stanford University, during the 2018-2019 academic year, virtually every meeting of the faculty senate included a report—or two—on the university’s diversity efforts. Clearly, diversity and inclusion are becoming a priority for all types of organizations.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Companies with diverse workforces are proven to deliver higher performance and greater innovation. Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Despite investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers are unimpressive Click To Tweet.

How to Renew Focus on Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equity

AbelHR

This attention should be focused creating a diverse, inclusive culture for all the benefits and perspective that employees of different backgrounds bring to the table, not because it is required by law to not discriminate on grounds of race, ethnicity, gender, age, or other perceived differences.

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer

Workable

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) refers to fair, unbiased treatment in the workplace. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against existing or potential employees based on protected characteristics, including: Race / color. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA).

Today is Equal Pay Day: Can HR Technology Help Close the Gender Pay Gap?

SumTotal

What is Equal Pay Day? In the UK, it is the day when based on data about average pay, women overall stop being paid compared to men. Gender pay gap reporting is based on hourly wage, and therefore, numbers of hours worked does not impact the data.

The case for diversity

HR Daily Advisor

While few American businesses self-report on diversity data , workplace discrimination and inclusion are near-daily topics in the media. To underscore the criticality of workplace diversity, let’s take a look at how inclusion and diversity are tied to corporate performance.

A Brief History of Diversity in the Workplace [Infographic]

Brazen HR

The history of diversity in the workplace is by definition the story of how the concept of inclusion finally worked its way into our national narrative. When you have equality in the workforce, it creates a domino effect of change across the socioeconomic system.

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.

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. Williams writes, “When an organization lacks diversity, it's not the employees who need fixing. " There are many emerging strategies to increase diversity and eliminate bias in organizations — including several focused on using big data to tackle the problem. Do they have equal pay to their majority counterparts?

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.

The New Meaning of the Equal Pay Act’s Promise of Pay Equity

HR Daily Advisor

Never before has the Equal Pay Act (EPA) gotten so much attention. Each of the three defenses can be established through easily obtainable objective data on length of service or performance. That language would apply with equal logic to pay associated with promotions and job transfers.

Is blind recruiting actually, well, gender-blind?

Oleeo

Gender equality is a topical issue -- and increasingly college and university talent pools are becoming sources to help businesses hit targets. Used well, blind recruitment can help with fair screening ensuring non-discriminative shortlisting.

How to Take Action: Strategies for Creating a More Diverse and Inclusive Workplace in 2018

HR Daily Advisor

The volatility of 2017 further surfaced a number of longstanding and important issues, like racial and gender equality and diversity of thought in the workplace. For ethnic and culture diversity, companies in the top quartile were 33% more likely to outperform on profitability.

Should Your Company Sign the White House’s Equal Pay Pledge?

Workology

Yesterday the White House held a summit on women’s issues that including talks, press announcements, a new final rule on discrimination against transgender people in the workplace , and the signing of an agreement by 28 major US companies, including Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and more, to work quickly to close the gender pay gap. The Equal Pay Pledge. HR diversity equal pay pledge equality gender pay gap hiring

While Companies Make Strides Towards Diverse Workplaces, Political Diversity Struggles in Tech

Select Software Reviews

Despite increased pressure to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, diversity is still an area where many companies struggle. Businesses also fail to create an inclusive workplace when they focus on hitting diversity quotas rather than on shifting the company culture.

Surprise: Big Perks Don’t Always Equal Happier Female Employees

TalentCulture

In September, a female employee sued Microsoft for gender discrimination. When we look at all these revolutionary changes, we may conclude that companies are simply acting in their own best interest, now that the business case for diversity has been made.

#HotInHR: Where Was the Pilot On That United Airlines Flight? Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity, CEOs Get Big Pay Raise

HRmarketer

Labor Department goes after big tech for discrimination – CNN. In the final months of the Obama administration, the Department of Labor filed lawsuits against Google, Oracle and Palantir for hiring discrimination and pay disparities. Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity,… Click To Tweet. Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity, The Gig Economy’s False Promise, CEOs Get Big Pay Raise). This Entrepreneur Is Ranking Tech Companies on Diversity – Fortune.

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.

Gender Pay Equality Lawsuits Prove Expensive for Companies

LaborSoft

Pay Equality Lawsuits Proving Expensive for Companies. Compensation Discrimination Pay inequality isn’t limited to Hollywood or the Silicon Valley. Studies have found that the pay gap widens for diversity and disability employees despite the Department of Labor’s (DOL) rulings that make such practices unlawful. We help you expedite the case management process and provide the data and analytics needed to oversee your workforce and identify at-risk areas. -.

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

The HR Capitalist

At the time, I thought the move was brilliant, as it changed the conversation about workforce diversity to one of workforce equality - an equal goal that once achieved, was bound to change the narrative related to how much slack the world was going to give Salesforce for having some work to do on the diversity front. Not only did they change the narrative related to diversity (important, but so it equality, people!),

Let’s Be Honest About Diversity: Age Matters Too

TalentCulture

The conversation about diversity is finally opening up. We have a long way to go, but gender and ethnic equality are firmly on the agenda. Such a range has the potential for significant diversity of thought and action. Diverse Workplaces have Tangible Benefits.

Can Technology Help with Workplace Diversity?

Cronofy

When companies are diverse, their employees are happier and more engaged. Diverse companies not only save money, but they earn more, too. Businesses that are culturally diverse earn 35% more than companies that aren’t. And yet the lack of diversity in business is still an issue. According to research conducted by TNG in 2018, 73% of people believe that they’ve been discriminated against when applying for a job.

#HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1% of Civil Rights Lawsuits

HRmarketer

HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1%… Click To Tweet. A new analysis of employee lawsuits finds a low success rate for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, and highlights the U.S.’s Tags: Women, Diversity.

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

We are passionate about achieving gender equality in the workplace and hope to inspire others to do the same. S: Mandating diversity of any kind is always risky. Ask your manager to reconsider an off-cycle adjustment based on all this data. Gender Equality women in leadership

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

HRWatchdog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) , which sets national priorities for fiscal years 2017-2021. Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC

5 Weeks To Davos: Equality And Empowerment For Women Around The Globe

SAP Innovation

Global Goal #5 : Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Gender equality is a hot topic in Hollywood these days. Goal #5 is specifically targeted towards ending discrimination against women and girls throughout the world. 17 weeks to Davos.

DOL Sues Oracle for Pay Discrimination; Company Says Claims are ‘Political’

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor (DOL) has alleged in a lawsuit that tech company Oracle discriminates against employees and applicants on the basis of race and sex. Federal contractors are required to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws,” said Thomas M. The U.S.

Let’s Be Honest About Diversity: Age Matters Too

SuccessFactors

The conversation about diversity is finally opening up. We have a long way to go, but gender and ethnic equality are firmly on the agenda. But there’s a gaping oversight in the conversation that’s too often ignored: In the push to improve diversity, we have to recognize that age matters, too. Such a range has the potential for significant diversity of thought and action. Diverse workplaces have tangible benefits. Embrace a broader view of diversity.

15 steps you can take to build a more diverse workforce.

LifeSpeak

There’s no two ways about it — diversity is good. Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. A McKinsey study also revealed that diverse organizations earn 35% better results than those that are more homogeneous. Inviting candidates from different walks of life to an interview is a great step, but it’s not the only way to improve workplace diversity.

#MeToo, #TimesUp, and #BlackLivesMatter Not Being Discussed at Work

HR Daily Advisor

Over 1,000 full- and part-time employees in the United States were asked questions about current social movements, along with areas of discrimination they have witnessed and experienced and how their personal outlook has shifted over the past year.

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. Technological advances and big data. Diversity.

The Business Impact of a Day Without A Woman

Visier

It’s also a global call to action to accelerate gender equality in all areas of a woman’s life. Recommended Read: Reduce Gender Bias Using Data-Driven Performance Reviews ]. According to a 2016 McKinsey Global Institute report , if full gender equality is attained, $4.3

3 ATSs That Make it Easy to Be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Capterra

An ATS, on the other hand, is built to help you juggle all of these compliance laws, or at least offer you the opportunity of storing the hard data that shows you haven’t violated any regulations. And diversity is a good thing. Bias is unavoidable.