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.

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.

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Business Group Says New EEO-1 is ‘Useless’

HR Daily Advisor

Compensation data that employers may have to provide the federal government next year will not help combat pay discrimination as intended, according to the nation’s largest business group. The post Business Group Says New EEO-1 is ‘Useless’ appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

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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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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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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?

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. A major risk is that of disparate impact discrimination.

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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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.

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

ApplicantStack

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. Component 1 requires hiring data categorized by the following: Race/ethnicity. EEO Component 2 (EEO-2) is pay data : hours worked and wage paid. I Thought EEO-2 (Pay Data) Was Put On Hold.

Another court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal

The Employer Handbook

If this case of mistaken identify happened at work and culminated in Nikolai losing his job because his employer thought he was Russian, would he have a claim for perceived national origin discrimination? The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect on May 25.

Another court holds mistaken discrimination is unmistakably illegal

The Employer Handbook

If this case of mistaken identify happened at work and culminated in Nikolai losing his job because his employer thought he was Russian, would he have a claim for perceived national origin discrimination? The new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) takes effect on May 25.

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. Kruskal-Wallis test will be used to measure pay equity for race where more than two groups are compared.

Four Common Tech Ageism Myths Debunked With Data

Visier

Situational ageism — prejudice or discrimination on the basis of a person’s age — undoubtedly exists in the tech industry. Here are four common ageism myths we debunked with the data: Myth #1: Older tech workers are less valued.

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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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.

Business Groups to White House: Block New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements

HR Daily Advisor

Both business groups and Republican lawmakers have in recent days urged the White House to block the U.S. While the report was previously used by the EEOC to look for various types of discrimination, it now also will be used to look for pay discrimination.

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.

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

HRmarketer

Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money – HBR. HotInHR: Tech Hiring Tons of Talent, Suit Aims To Keep LinkedIn Data Public, Workers Win Only 1%… Click To Tweet. Tags: Employment law, Discrimination.

Gender Pay Gap and People Analytics: A Practice with Open Data

Littal Shemer

Gender Pay Gap and People Analytics: A Practice with Open Data. However, one issue remained unsolved for years: The lack of open HR data to practice on. A Practice with Open Data. For that reason, I constantly search for open HR data and use it in learning sessions.

EEOC Proposes Using EEO-1 Report to Collect Pay Data

HR Daily Advisor

Department of Labor recently published a proposal to revise the EEO-1 reporting form in order to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. The pay data would be grouped in 12 pay bands, at the same pay intervals the U.S.

?OFCCP Proposes to Collect Detailed Applicant- and Employee-Level Transaction and Compensation Data in 503 and VEVRAA Focused Reviews

Biddle Consulting

Yesterday OFCCP Director Craig Leen and ODEP Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Sheehy participated in a National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) webinar entitled, “OFCCP and ODEP: Section 503 Compliance & Focused Reviews.” Director Leen stated during the webinar that OFCCP intends to “look at” contractors’ hiring, promotion, termination, and compensation data for evidence of potential discrimination against individuals with disabilities.

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.

Why Is Pregnancy Such a Touchy Subject In Employee Wellness Health Assessments?

TLNT: The Business of HR

It’s a topic employers generally avoid, since the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibited sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. Asking questions, gathering data. Pregnancy discrimination? By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News. “ Are you pregnant? ”.

Making Social Media Work for You—Not Against You—in Recruiting for Diversity

HR Daily Advisor

In December 2017, the Communications Workers of America and three individuals filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in California against companies they claim are unlawfully discriminating against people because of age.

This September 30th will be the last time the EEO-1 report needs to be submitted… on September 30th

OmegaHR Solutions

New data, new date. That has not changed, but after a comment period, where employers’ groups make it clear what a hardship collecting that information at that time of year, they changed the dates. W-2 data at the same time taxes have to be done.). Looking for pay discrimination.

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

HR Morning

The EEOC will focus on weeding out recruiting and hiring practices that discriminate against classes of individuals based on protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, etc. Protecting members of the LGBT community from discrimination based on sex.

From the courtroom: Ensure dress code allows for religious needs

Business Management Daily

The EEOC takes religious discrimination seriously and has been aggressively going after employers that enforce dress codes that unnecessarily restrict employees’ faith-mandated attire. It may also amount to national origin discrimination. Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law