Workplace Discrimination: Comparing American and European Workplaces

Eightfold

More than 4 in 10 American workers report feeling discrimination in the workplace. . According to our data, 43 percent of American workers say they have faced discrimination at work. . Workplace discrimination is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence, but it might occur more often in the United States than it does in Europe. Across the European job markets we surveyed, fewer respondents reported that they had faced discrimination at work: 36 percent in Germany.

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. This question — one we sought to address with our latest Visier Insights report — has traditionally been difficult to answer: While leading tech companies openly publicize their organizational diversity data in terms of ethnic and gender composition, little data has been shared about the age makeup of the tech workforce.

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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. This question — one we sought to address with our latest Visier Insights report — has traditionally been difficult to answer: While leading tech companies openly publicize their organizational diversity data in terms of ethnic and gender composition, little data has been shared about the age makeup of the tech workforce.

3 Tips on Avoiding Unintentional Discrimination

Pinsight

Unintentional discrimination—commonly known as disparate or adverse impact—affects many employment practices involving candidate selection. Identifying and selecting high-potential employees requires companies to engage in candidate selection, and if they need to be intentional about evaluating their criteria and procedures for selection, in order to avoid unintentional discrimination against protected groups. So, how do you avoid unintentionally discriminating against others?

Hiring Discrimination Isn’t Getting Better

Workology

According to a new study there has been little to no progress in reducing racial hiring discrimination since 1989. Researchers from Northwestern University, Harvard, and the Institute for Social Research in Norway looked studies on resume and interview discrimination in the past 28 years, looking for trends in the data. HR hiring discrimination racism

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. This question — one we sought to address with our latest Visier Insights report — has traditionally been difficult to answer: While leading tech companies openly publicize their organizational diversity data in terms of ethnic and gender composition, little data has been shared about the age makeup of the tech workforce.

Here's Why Intuition Matters In Our Data-Driven Age

Cornerstone On Demand

In the age of analytics, why are we so enamored with reducing the “human" in order to embrace the data? However, according to some studies, over 75 percent of applicants are rejected by them! " I'm sorry, data-loving colleagues, but the job of recruiting should not be left to software alone. His entire professional life focuses on data, but he urges us to recognize that data is not the whole picture.

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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. This question — one we sought to address with our latest Visier Insights report — has traditionally been difficult to answer: While leading tech companies openly publicize their organizational diversity data in terms of ethnic and gender composition, little data has been shared about the age makeup of the tech workforce.

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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? Their message is essentially a warning that HR executives need to frequently test and evaluate their new AI systems for evidence of discrimination because ultimately it’s humans—not machines—who are responsible for the results. “HR

STUDY: Less Negative Spillover of Paid Parental Leave than Hyped

HR Digest

The economic effects of parental leave on families, mothers, and children have been studied, but very few studies have been done on the economic effects of parental leave on firms and businesses. “No A Denmark study done by international researchers on paid parental leave threw up some interesting facts. Most importantly, the study says that there are no measurable effects of paid parental leave on a company’s profit and viability in the long term.

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Recent Study Examines the Relationship Between Empathy and Implicit Racial Bias in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

This study seeks to more closely study the relationship between ethnocultural empathy and implicit racial bias. Methods: This study’s sample of 146 participants completed two online surveys that utilized the Scale of Ethnocultural Empathy and the Implicit Association Test. Data were analyzed in SPSS software. Results: Analyzing the data resulted in three notable findings: 1. Summary of: Thomas, C. and Watts, C., “Is Is empathy the link?

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. As we in HR work to absorb and apply the possibilities that data and analytics present for the design and administration of employee pay, we often look to our peers in Marketing - always several steps ahead of us in this game - for lessons and insights. Specifically, the degree to which Big Data may be creating a new potential and power to discriminate.

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PEO Clients Fared Better During First Months of COVID-19 Pandemic

Stratus

A recent study by McBassi & Company found that clients of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) had better business outcomes during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic than comparable companies not outsourcing to a PEO.

EEOC data show Title VII retaliation cases rising

HR Morning

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported in late January that it fielded 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination in 2019 , the largest number alleging retaliation. Those cases involve employment discrimination based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The EEOC data highlights that all employees need training to understand what constitutes discrimination.

Sumser: Fighting bias through data-driven software development

HRExecutive

We are constantly studying the way our tools are used. And,” he added, “we really interrogate the data in search of insight. We mine the data and reevaluate workflows in search of the things that make a real difference.” I prefer data-driven reduction of bias.

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. Absenteeism data.

On the Chopping Block for Hiring and Pay Discrimination

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we explored how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been taking a hard stance on hiring and pay discrimination cases. Potential class members in the settlements discussed in this article and other potential class members who believe they were impacted by contractor discrimination are being encouraged to contact the OFCCP for inclusion in class lawsuits. By Susan Schoenfeld.

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.

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?” In fact, a 2015 study determined that 43% of intentional data breaches (“cyberattacks”) have had small businesses as their targets. The most fundamental of these steps is what is known as “data mapping”.

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. By facilitating contractor compliance, the NPRM would also benefit the 65 million employees of federal contractors, male as well as female, who would be better assured of working free of unlawful sex discrimination. Technological advances and big data.

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

Thrive Global

She brings together for the first time an impressive range of case studies, stories and new research from across the world that illustrate the hidden ways in which women are excluded from the very building blocks of the world we live in, and the impact this has on their health and wellbeing. From government policy and medical research, to technology, workplaces, urban planning and the media – Invisible Women exposes the biased data that excludes women.

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. Although there are many inspiring case studies of People Analytics, obviously, organizations don’t share their people data for the sake of learning. Simulation-based data may be an alternative, though usually it is oversimplified and lacks real or interesting patterns to explore. .

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

HR Morning

The study found the new or amended labor and employment requirements at the state and local levels posed a compliance challenge for 79% of employers. Littler also delved into how federal regs would impact employers’ workplaces in the upcoming year and found: 76% of employers believed EEOC enforcement would impact their workplace (51% expect an increase in discrimination claims).

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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. A recent Bright Horizons study found that 41% of working Americans perceived working moms to be less devoted to their work. Nevertheless, this can be one example of the types of age discrimination in the workplace.

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. A recent Bright Horizons study found that 41% of working Americans perceived working moms to be less devoted to their work. Nevertheless, this can be one example of the types of age discrimination in the workplace.

A Financial Institution Simplifies Incentive Process and Eliminates Manager Bias with Empxtrack Appraisal System

Empxtrack

The post contains a case study of one the largest financial service providers dealing primarily in remittances, foreign exchange and bill payment solutions. The company faced several difficulties in: » Managing complex appraisal data for employees working at different levels. Managing numerous appraisal parameters and complex data. The system had the capability to easily handle complex appraisal data in an easy and systematic way.

Is obesity a disability under ADA?

Business Management Daily

Final note: Some workers are protected from obesity discrimination; more may soon be. Michigan has banned obesity discrimination in employment since 1977. Weight discrimination is unlawful in San Francisco; Santa Fe, N.M.; Study: Age, obesity trigger rise in disability claims. The company also agreed to conduct disability discrimination training for all officers, managers, supervisors and employees. Discrimination and Harassment Employment Law

EEOC Seeks Input on Harassment Guidance

HR Daily Advisor

Notably, the guidance states that discrimination (and therefore, harassment) based on sexual orientation and gender identity is prohibited by federal law. That position isn’t new (see EEOC Doubles Down on Sexual Orientation Discrimination Stance in New Guidance ), but all of the federal courts of appeal that have addressed the issue disagree. Data for 2016 is not yet available. in media studies. Harassment 2016 BLR discrimination EEOCThe U.S.

11 steps that you can take now to reduce harassment in your workplace

The Employer Handbook

What you’ll find is that many of the recommendations trace their roots to the EEOC’s Report of the Co-Chairs of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace , which I detailed in a 2016 blog post. Collect and use data to add value to the Company and to identify weaknesses. Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment Sexual HarassmentBy Derek Jensen ( Tysto ) – Own work , Public Domain, Link.

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? ]. This is not surprising, given that a study found that women are asked 44% more often to volunteer than their male counterparts. 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. Wisdom gender discrimination Gender Equality syndicated

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. Employers need to make sure that any social media screening is done by those who are familiar with the legal risks — particularly anti-discrimination and privacy laws. Digital Natives and age discrimination.

Retaliation again tops the list of charges filed with the EEOC

HR Morning

The agency released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. The year-end data shows that retaliation again was the most frequently filed charge of discrimination, with 39,757 charges, making up 45% of all private sector charges filed with EEOC. Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act: 257 (0.3%). Legal staff resolved 155 lawsuits alleging discrimination.

How to Implement Diversity & Inclusion Programs That Actually Work

Criteria Corp

employees attested to having witnessed or experienced discrimination based on age, race, gender, or LGBTQ identity at work. When study participants felt pressure to agree with the pamphlet, their bias toward black individuals was strengthened. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, nearly half of the 90,000 discrimination complaints made to the commission in 2015 included a charge of retaliation.

This Is How One Man Has Spent His Life Studying the Roots of Good and Evil

Thrive Global

Salzburg Global: You’ve spent the majority of your professional life studying the roots of goodness and the roots of evil and applying the knowledge you gained to real-world situations. Studying this phenomenon, people becoming altruists after suffering, we came to believe that corrective experiences, such as care and support by others and healing, make this likely to happen. I have done a series of studies in my early work on “learning by doing.”

4 Ways HR Analytics Can Improve Workplace Diversity

Cornerstone On Demand

In the next 10 to 30 years, census data says that there will be no racial or ethnic majority in the United States. There are multiple studies showing that diversity improves organizational bottom lines: McKinsey quarterly reported that between 2008 and 2010, companies with more diverse teams were top financial performers, and according to a study by Lu Hong and Scott E. Eliminating Workforce Discrimination with Big Data. The U.S.

The Win-Win of Leveraging Baby Boomers

China Gorman

Not just because the data are useful and the examples practical, but because it is written for practitioners not academics and is super easy to consume. And this report lays out a roadmap for data gathering within your organization, a planning outline, successful examples from other organizations, and strategies for moving your plan forward. There are mini-case studies from 30 employers sprinkled throughout the strategies that share effective practices.

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. But the hiring criteria you use to attract Millennials might be at the expense of people protected by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and similar state laws.

A federal judge put the kibosh on Philly’s salary-history ban. Well, not really.

The Employer Handbook

Hey, but if you want to ask about salary history for some other reason, like creating a compensation survey or study, knock yourself out. Conversely, just because Target, for example, has a location in Philadelphia doesn’t preclude it from asking salary-history questions (and relying upon that data) in another city that doesn’t have a similar law. (I Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment PhiladelphiaImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link].

A federal judge put the kibosh on Philly’s salary-history ban. Well, not really.

The Employer Handbook

Hey, but if you want to ask about salary history for some other reason, like creating a compensation survey or study, knock yourself out. Conversely, just because Target, for example, has a location in Philadelphia doesn’t preclude it from asking salary-history questions (and relying upon that data) in another city that doesn’t have a similar law. (I Discrimination and Unlawful Harassment PhiladelphiaImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link].

Ground Gained in Employer Awareness of True Potential of the Blind

HR Daily Advisor

We hear a lot about recruiting challenges like implicit bias and discrimination that persist despite decades of research and training designed to combat those challenges. NIB recently commissioned a follow-up survey to its 2012 study aimed at understanding the change in employers’ attitudes and perceptions towards hiring people with disabilities, including those who are blind or visually impaired at U.S. ResearchNowSSI conducted the online survey to collect attitudinal data.