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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. In the first case, Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. The suit was resolved late on March 4, when U.S.

Who’s Calling, Please? DFEH Will Survey Employers About Anti-Harassment and Diversity Policies

HRWatchdog

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently announced that it will conduct a telephonic survey of California employers to ask questions about their anti-harassment and diversity policies. Employers will be selected randomly for the phone interviews.

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

HR Morning

The EEOC just issued its second-ever Strategic Enforcement Plan. The plan will dictate where the agency will focus its compliance enforcement efforts from 2017 through 2021. This has occurred for two reasons: the EEOC is filing a lot of charges in that area, and.

Social Media Background Checks: Are They Okay – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We decided not to move this candidate along in the selection process as these posts didn’t reflect our company’s values. Is there a legal issue with making decisions like this in the future? Let’s address THE burning question that everyone wants to know.

5 HR Trends and Best Practices

Tandem HR

Keeping a pulse on the management, compliance and best practices associated with your most valuable assets – your human resources – is crucial when striving to become an exceptional workplace. Recruiting. Create a recruiting process with proper documentation. Train regularly.

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

HRmarketer

Every week we send a summary of funding announcements, M&A and partnership news from the HR marketplace. Every Generation Wants Meaningful Work — but Thinks Other Age Groups Are in It for the Money – HBR. The first week of August is National Simplify Your Life week.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

Other benefits of workforce diversity are the fact that it drives innovation, creates skill diversity and that it makes your company more appealing to a broader customer and candidate demographic. The workforce diversity plan. Identify the make-up of your organization.

The Failures of Bias Training, and What You Should be Doing Instead

TrustRadius HR

Last year, Starbucks made headlines for closing over 8,000 stores to conduct anti-bias training in response to a racial bias scandal. Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world.

Navigating AI’s expanding role in the world of HR

HRExecutive

The debate over artificial intelligence’s role in HR—from recruiting to workforce planning to performance—has become moot: There’s no doubt that AI has arrived and is expanding rapidly in the HR space. Define the Goals.

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Stop Spying on Social Media

HRExecutive

Ten of his colleagues saw this post, and it eventually made its way to his manager, Robert McSweeney, the target of the vehemence. Three days later, Perez deleted the post—but the damage had already been done and, following a 12-day investigation, he was fired.

4 HR Trends That Will Impact Your Workplace Culture in 2020

EverFi - HR

So, what are the top HR trends that will lend to building a positive work culture in 2020 and beyond? Here are four of the hottest employee experience topics that HR professionals will be tasked with addressing in the next decade: Retaliation in the Workplace. Harassment Prevention Training. Data Transparency. Retaliation in the Workplace. Learn More! Harassment Prevention Training. Data Transparency.

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

LifeSpeak

Not only is hiring for diversity the right thing to do from a societal perspective, but it has several economic benefits as well. You’d think these statistics would be enough to get every recruiter on board, but only 57% of those polled in a Glassdoor survey said their hiring strategies were designed to draw in diverse applicants. 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.

Most Important Developments In HR This Year

GetFive

As 2020 approaches, we at GetFive are looking back at the year that was, through the lens of HR. Events of 2019 Shook Companies To Their Core – HR Was Right In The Middle. And quite the year it has been. Turns out the U.S. Her learning mantra? Learn.

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6 top tips for preventing ageism in the workplace

Insperity

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects individuals 40 and over from discrimination in any decision made during the full cycle of employment – including everything from hiring, termination, pay, job duties and beyond. Fifty years after its enactment, one in four discrimination claims are still related to ageism, according to the EEOC. Follow these tips to help prevent age discrimination in your organization.

Most Important Developments in HR for 8/16

GetFive

Illinois is set to join the growing list of states further protecting the rights of workers who have experienced sexual harassment, with the recently passed Workplace Transparency Act (WTA). They’re scientists, creatives, MBAs, data nerds, and visionaries.

The ClearCompany Authoritative Guide to HR Technology Terms

ClearCompany HRM

When you’re unsure of the difference between API and RSS, grab this resource to help you keep it all straight (and help you pick the best HR tech solution for your company). Fun fact: Did you know the average company has 31 systems in its HR tech stack?

Everything to know about Human Resource Management

CuteHR

People are crucial to the success of any organization and are not merely means to achieve end objectives and goals of the company. To win the marketplace, you must first win the workplace. Recruitment is very competitive as every company wants the best candidate.

Co-working spaces: What every employer needs to know

Insperity

When co-working first came on the market, these workplaces were mainly marketed to independent contractors, freelancers and IT start-ups. The communal nature of co-working offices gave the self-employed some of the traditional benefits of working in a team environment, such as collaboration and professional interaction. Co-working office spaces will likely continue to grow in popularity as more and more businesses discover the conveniences they offer.

How Healthcare Employers Can Manage Nursing Talent More Strategically

Precheck

Nurses are a critical part of the healthcare workforce, so the ongoing nursing shortage is a big challenge. Problems with the work environment were a major contributor to this restlessness, especially the lack of appropriate staffing.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

5 Reasons Your Retention Rate Is So Low

Get Hppy

With the unemployment rate hovering at an historic low of 4.1% and the department of labor reporting average job tenure declining, retaining the employees you have is much more important now than it was a few years ago. Reason 2: They Just Don’t See the Benefit.

A Full Guide to the HR Generalist

Digital HR Tech

The HR generalist is probably the most varied HR professional out there. In this article, we will answer what an HR generalist is, what he or she does, how to become one, how much you earn as a generalist, and all the other information that you’ll want to know! Recruiting.

Gender Fluidity and HR: Moving Beyond M/F Labeling (i4cp login required)

i4cp

How are organizations acknowledging heightening awareness and evolving understanding of gender, identity, and orientation in the workplace? Is HR adjusting by expanding beyond the typical M/F labels in policies, practices, and metrics?

Recap at Summer Break: Employment Bills Remain

HRWatchdog

The following list summarizes CalChamber’s top priority employment-related bills and their status as of July 6. On the plus side was the passage of a CalChamber-sponsored job creator that enables businesses to avoid hiring repeat sexual harassment offenders.

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EEOC Unveils Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

Sterling Talent Solutions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal anti-discrimination laws which apply to hiring, wages and benefits. The EEOC has two roles: prevention of law violations in the form of outreach, education and assistance programs, and enforcement by investigating, settling or litigating the laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for 2018 to 2022.

When should you hire an HR manager, if at all?

Insperity

With that success comes the question: When should you hire a human resources (HR) manager? It’s best to have a strong HR presence early in your company’s life to establish company mission, vision, values, culture and vital HR infrastructure, which can have a lasting impact on the success of your employees and your business. Around the time your company hits fifty employees, things change, and there are regulations that you must comply with that weren’t previously applicable.

60+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2019

Digital HR Tech

The idea behind this article simply is to share inspiring people from the global HR tech world with you. Some of them have just entered the industry while others have been around for a long time. The names are listed in no particular order. Let the commenting begin.

PayScale Gender Report Reveals Female Software Engineers Get Paid 12% Less

Compensation Today

How can companies encourage hiring more female engineers and close the gender wage gap for good? Taylor, PHR, The HR Writer Every employer says they want more female engineers, but the numbers tell a different story. Have technology companies made the workplace female friendly?

Human Resources: Helpful or Horrible?

Zenefits

A quick Google search reveals the deep mistrust employees have for human resources — there are countless Reddit threads and Quora comments from everyday workers sharing their stories about how HR’s only function is to protect the company. At least – that is the perception.

Raising the Bar: Eliminating ‘Unconscious Bias’ in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

Many people are unsure of the exact meaning of this term or they think it is some new age concept or perhaps the latest buzzword describing a new form of discrimination in the workplace. The individual recognizes that he or she is acting with a biased belief.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

HRmarketer

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Planck Re, a Commercial Insurance Data Platform Startup, Raises $12M. Learn more. Get The Plan.

How to HR in a growing company – A guide for every size business

Insperity

When you first start a company, amid the excitement and many competing priorities, you may not be considering the vital role of human resources (HR) in growing a company. In a perfect world, all businesses would operate in strict accordance with the laws and best practices governing HR.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News

HRmarketer

Our weekly recap of fundings, mergers & acquisition, partnership and other interesting news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace. Zippia, Provider of an Online Tool to Help People Plan their Careers, Raises $8.5m Get the Agenda.

The #1 Way Small and Medium Businesses Save Time

Synergy

Think back to some of the most time-consuming activities you’ve undertaken for your business. It’s common for SMB leaders to take on the mountain of HR tasks that are required for smooth operations, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Training.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss. Yet, anecdotes abound of poor treatment and discrimination in the tech industry due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Despite the investment in equal-opportunity hiring practices, diversity numbers remain unimpressive, and theories emerge that the tech sector is challenged with regard to retaining diverse talent. The Unfairness Factor. Crunch the Numbers.

Friday Five: Human and Non-Human Resources

Workology

Human resources is an increasingly data and technology-driven field. Recruiting now makes good use of machine intelligence, improving candidate search and diversity outcomes. Strategic HR requires smart, big data analytics. Wearables are a pretty hot topic in the HR blogosphere.

EEOC Slows Enforcement, But Makes Headway on Backlog

HR Daily Advisor

Preliminary data from the U.S. The commission, which enforces federal nondiscrimination laws, says it faced budget issues and staff losses, but also “pursued a targeted and coordinated effort to more effectively address persistent retaliation, pay discrimination, and harassment.”.