What can you say during a reference check?

Stratus

Reference calls: what can you legally say? Laura Meier Lancaster is here today to give managers advice on how to talk to reference checkers about their former employees. Have you ever been called for a reference check on a former employee? What is a reference check?

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How to Do a Reference Check the Right Way

Zenefits

You’re eager to make the offer and don’t want to waste time following up with their reference because you know that the best candidates get off the market quickly. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to doing a meaningful reference check. How to conduct a reference check.

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Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees

HR Counselor's Corner

Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This ruling essentially provided clarity on if sexual orientation and gender identity were covered under sex discrimination.

‘Impossible Demands’ Lead to Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

HR Daily Advisor

That documentation may come in the form of physical or mental examinations—commonly referred to as fitness-for-duty examinations. Chapter 151B, the state law prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on a disability. by John S. Gannon.

HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps

HRExecutive

Grokker also has released a COVID-19-specific program to give users a quick reference for accurate information based upon the published recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But based on recent data, that number will pale compared to 2020.

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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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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.

AI Hiring: Bias in the Code

HR Examiner

“While it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data. Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category.

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.

Uncoded Bias in AI Hiring

HR Examiner

Small hints of social class unmeasured in the core data can prompt a skew within a given category. So, while it is true that a machine can do a better job at relentlessly sticking to a narrow script, it cannot see or understand things that are not in the data.

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.,

You’ve heard about the Gender Pay Gap? Welcome to the Gender Data Gap.

Thrive Global

From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media – Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women. You’ve heard all about the Gender Pay Gap… Welcome to the Gender Data Gap.

Sensing age discrimination at work? Maybe try changing your date of birth

Steve Boese

Here in the US, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) specifically forbids workplace age discrimination against people who are age 40 and over. The law prohibits discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and any other term or condition of employment. But despite the ADEA's intentions, we all kind of know that age discrimination still happens in workplaces.

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.

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.

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

HR Bartender

She’s helped us on several occasions and this post about the importance of job references is still one of my favorites. It is illegal under the FCRA and discrimination laws to use the information you find to discriminate against someone because of a protected class.

5 Legal Lessons to Consider When Handling Millennial Background Checks

TLNT: The Business of HR

Information about a candidate’s religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Digital Natives and age discrimination.

EEO Reporting: Requirement to Collect Pay Data by Race and Gender Halted

HRWatchdog

Pay data will not be required on the 2017 EEO-1. We don’t believe it would actually help us gather information about wage and employment discrimination.” ” What Was the EEO-1 Pay Data Rule. However, employers will not be required to provide pay data.

What are “Ban the Box” Laws?

HR Daily Advisor

The “box” in question refers to a checkbox on an application asking about whether the applicant has any criminal convictions.) Hiring & Recruiting HR Policies & Procedures discrimination employer hiring recruiting

Five Millennial Background Screening Challenges

TalentCulture

Information about religious affiliation, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status or health condition may all be prohibited under anti-discrimination laws. Digital Natives And Age Discrimination. Millennials are not direct targets for age discrimination.

10th Circuit: Employers Must Accommodate Pregnant Employees Who Have Restrictions

HR Daily Advisor

Her supervisor said he could no longer accommodate her lifting restriction and referred her to HR. Rose was given the operator job description and a chemical data sheet to review with her doctor.

Future Friday: AI is not as perfect or unbiased as you may think

OmegaHR Solutions

In his article 4 challenges Artificial Intelligence must address , Ben Dickson says: Machine Learning, the popular branch of AI that is behind face recognition algorithms, product suggestions, advertising engines, and much more, depends on data to train and hone its algorithms….The

5 HR Trends and Best Practices

Tandem HR

In addition to providing you with background information and data, we’ve included insight into best practices in each of these areas. Harassment and Discrimination. The first step is to develop an anti-harassment and discrimination policy.

Employee Voluntarily Quits, Could She Be Eligible for Unemployment Benefits?

HR Daily Advisor

Shiloh Community Development Corporation hired “Raegan” to work as a part-time data manager in February 2014. In October, Shiloh learned that certain data Raegan had supposedly entered into the computer had gone missing.

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. Yellow refers to a creepy vibe or unsavory look. ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

I got you a supercharged HR thinking cap to address harassment problems at work

The Employer Handbook

In doing so, they risk laying a foundation for the next crisis, whether it involves other forms of harassment, or discrimination and retaliation. Yellow refers to a creepy vibe or unsavory look. ” Lisa Gelobter, CEO and Co-Founder of tEQuitable “created an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.” Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sex Sexual Harassment

Top 10 Reasons to Test Adverse Impact Correctly

HRExecutive

” Archer — an employment-discrimination litigator, legal coach and creator of the EEO Legal Solutions website — is very passionate about imparting what she knows about navigating your way through the ever-more-aggressive EEOC. discrimination EEOC hiring HR profession

25 HR Compliance Terms to Know for 2018

ClearCompany HRM

Intended to remedy the effects of past discrimination or underutilization of women and minorities. Ban the Box: Refers to the box to be checked on a job application asking if an applicant has a criminal record.

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.

The most common employee documents used at trial

Business Management Daily

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and civil rights laws are in place to prevent employment discrimination. EEO data should be kept for each position filled at your company. Reference checks. Human Resource record-keeping requirements can be confusing. What do you have to keep?

Is it Time to Update Your Time & Attendance Policy?

nettime solutions

Having written time & attendance policies can make it easier for workers to refer to them if they have questions, rather than needing to check with managers. In other words, when a manager can refer to a policy, an employee is less likely to feel singled out.

2020 HR Compliance Checklist: Know Your Requirements

Zenefits

data-container = "body" data-toggle = "popover" data-offset = "" data-html = "true" data-placement = "right" data-content = "">. Documented policies on Title VII, age discrimination, sexual harassment, ADA, and FMLA. How to manage references.

Why You Should Run a Diversity and Inclusion Survey

TalenX

Your diversity and inclusion survey questions, when properly formulated, help you gain in-depth insight into whether your company is making people from all backgrounds feeling accepted and welcomed, and whether they are receiving and fair opportunities without any discrimination.

9 Factors to consider while choosing a Resume Parser

Skillate

Skillate:: Skillate.com — Both these words refer to the same company but will be treated as different words by a machine. Consider the following two statements: ‘Currently working as a Data Scientist at < Skillate>’ and, ‘Worked in a project for the client Skillate’.

Which interview questions are illegal?

Workable

Note that we won’t share your answers with anyone (we’re not collecting the data). Background checks, references from previous employers and drug tests are legal ways to get useful information about candidates that can help you decide whether to extend a job offer or not.

A Glimpse into the Upcoming Research on Bias in the Leadership Pipeline

Pinsight

For this reason, identifying and selecting high-potential employees for leadership positions and succession should be based on objective data and not gut feelings. A Powerful Case Many organizations have focused on tackling unconscious bias and discrimination in hiring decisions.

Diversity, Inclusion and The Workplace

HR Counselor's Corner

In comparison, diversity refers to the traits and characteristics that make people unique. Inclusion refers to the behaviors and social normal that guarantees that people feel welcome and a part of the group. The latest data shows that likelihood has grown to 21%.

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.

What Your Company’s Response to the Coronavirus Says About its Culture (i4cp login required)

i4cp

We wanted to gauge how companies are responding to the virus, and what they are doing around travel, communications, discrimination and inclusion concerns, and impact on productivity. According to the latest data from the U.S.