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. All too often, we risk re-creating past discrimination, even when we try not to. Let’s take a look at an example.

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.

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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. Here are some examples.

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.

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.

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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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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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?

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. Specifically, the degree to which Big Data may be creating a new potential and power to discriminate. HR systems are home to a host of demographic data about our employees.

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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. What is data-driven recruiting?

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EEOC Will Collect Pay Data From W-2s

HRWatchdog

Future EEOC-1 reports will require pay data. Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced approval of a revised EEO-1 report that will require large employers to report pay data to the agency, including aggregate information from employee W-2s.

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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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Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

For example, it is entirely possible to increase the number of job offers extended to female candidates without ever once offering a job to a female with a Body Mass Index over 25. Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category.

EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Analysis

Biddle Consulting

External Pay Equity: The OFCCP will measure pay equity between companies; specifically, they will compare a company’s EEO-1 Pay Data against others in the relevant business sector. The OFCCP is less clear on their strategy to measure external pay equity with the EEO-1 pay data.

Using HR Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace

EmployeeConnect

The concept of using Big Data and HR Analytics in the workplace has become a debatable issue when it was revealed how certain employers are using the help of outside data firms to forecast the health risks of its employees. People expressed their concerns as they felt that their personal and sensitive health information is in jeopardy because if their employers have access to this personal data it can be used in ways which may not be in their favour.

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.

Is AI Recruiting Discrimination Inevitable?

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. AI Recruiting Discrimination is Not Inevitable.

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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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.

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.,

Understanding the Reality of Gender Discrimination in Performance Reviews

Women of HR

The impact of gender discrimination on employees. Hidden biases such as gender discrimination, according to Caroline Simard, the director of research at the Clayman Institute, also create “cumulative disadvantage over a woman’s career over time, resulting in lower access to key leadership positions and stretch assignments, advancement and pay.”. How HR can eliminate gender discrimination in performance reviews.

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. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include: if the employee needs intermittent leave because of morning sickness, the employer could allow her to take that morning off. This could lead to a discrimination claim.

Are You Buying a Lawsuit with ‘Big Data’? HR Must Ask the Right Questions

HR Daily Advisor

But with the federal government eyeing “big data” as a potential area needing nondiscrimination enforcement, experts say HR must ask the right questions before buying any products or services. Despite the risks, “big data analytics work and they’re not going away,” Marko J.

Learning How to Humanize HR with Data

NCHRA

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. By treating these employees with respect and using data to ground their actions, Google created invaluable goodwill and loyalty.

How AI Can Stop Unconscious Bias In Recruiting

TalentCulture

million to settle a racial discrimination lawsuit with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). As just one high profile hiring discrimination case among many, this latest lawsuit drives home why compliance matters.

EEOC issues 2017 enforcement plan: 6 areas it’s targeting next

HR Morning

For example, in the EEOC’s previous enforcement plan , which covered fiscal years 2013 though 2016, the agency named addressing ADA issues — such as reasonable accommodation, qualification standards and undue hardship — as a top priority.

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.

Please Don’t Ask Me to Babysit My Coworkers’ Kids at the Office Party

Thrive Global

Related: Are Women Without Children Discriminated Against at Work? ]. Before I was ever aware of data that demonstrated that men were rated 14% more favorably for undertaking rote tasks and women were penalized for declining them , I somehow knew this wasn’t an equal opportunity.

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. The EEOC wants to lead by example, showing the community that they use the same techniques to prevent sexual harassment in their own workplace. 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.

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.

What can you say during a reference check?

Stratus

And, similar to conducting a job interview, it’s a best practice to have a standardized set of questions to avoid instances of discrimination, which will also help you fairly compare candidates. Examples of acceptable behavioral-based questions include: “How did this person manage a team?”.

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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.

English-Only Policies Are Presumptively Unlawful Under New FEHA Regs

HR Daily Advisor

According to data from the U.S. For example, the regulations state that English-only rules are never lawful during nonworking time, such as breaks, meal periods, and unpaid employer-sponsored events. Discrimination Because of Accents and English Proficiency also Targeted.

EEOC releases sexual harassment stats one year after #MeToo

HR Morning

It’s been a year since countless stories of workplace sexual harassment started making headlines, and new data suggests the number of harassment complaints and lawsuits won’t be declining any time soon. .

The Risks, Challenges, And Rewards Of Ensuring Medical Data Privacy

SAP Innovation

In the third of a three-part series on how technology is transforming healthcare, Greg McStravick, GM and Global Head, SAP Platform GTM, takes a look at the very real issue of medical data privacy and the risks of stockpiling high-value and highly personal data. While personalized medicine holds great promise, the hazards associated with extensive medical data stores are real. Part 2: Personalized Medicine and Big Data: Opportunities And Pitfalls Of IT Innovation.