Screening Candidates with Too Much Experience a Potential ADEA Violation

HR Daily Advisor

Can screening a candidate because they have too much experience become a legal problem? Discrimination claims of the “disparate treatment” variety require a showing that the employer intended to discriminate.

Recruiting Within the Boundaries of Equal Opportunity Employment Law

Hospital Recruiting

However, there is a very thin line between having a mental image of who is a perfect fit for the job and outright discrimination. The federal rules to prevent hiring discrimination are known as the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws in which the U.S.

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Is blind recruiting actually, well, gender-blind?

Oleeo

Gender equality is a topical issue -- and increasingly college and university talent pools are becoming sources to help businesses hit targets. Used well, blind recruitment can help with fair screening ensuring non-discriminative shortlisting.

Ensuring Fair Hiring Practices

HRO Today

Unemployment is at one of the lowest levels in recent history and the war for talent is on,” says Greg Dubecky, president of Corporate Screening. Employers that pre-screen candidates based on race and criminal history without considering competencies, potential, and a holistic view of the candidate will ultimately lose the war on talent—potentially causing long-term damage to their organization.”. There are key regulations already in place to reduce this type of discrimination.

EEOC Approves Strategic Enforcement Plan

HRWatchdog

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) , which sets national priorities for fiscal years 2017-2021. Discrimination Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

Workable

There’s a lot of talk around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Biased hiring decisions result in less diverse teams. And less diversity hinders your business productivity. “If

EEOC, Employees Continue to See Success in Disability Cases

HR Daily Advisor

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has quietly maintained its focus on disability discrimination. Visually impaired individuals require screen reader software that allows them to “read” Internet sites. Recent Race Discrimination Settlement.

What is EEO?

Workable

The basic EEO definition (or equal employment opportunity) is the idea that everyone should be treated fairly when they’re considered for various employment decisions (including hiring, promotion, termination, compensation, etc.). If your company fails to comply with equal employment opportunity regulations, you may face complaints, lawsuits and fines. Equal employment opportunity that concerns protected characteristics does have some exceptions.

Diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how to increase inclusion

Workable

The #MeToo movement, the global rise of immigration, and large-scale political changes such as Brexit and the election of Trump, shed light on – previously overlooked – minority groups and draw our attention toward equal rights, racism, feminism and socio-economic disparities. Now is the time for HR professionals to focus on diversity in the workplace and reinforcing inclusion not just in words, but in practice. But what exactly is diversity in the workplace?

Diversity in the workplace: why it matters and how to increase inclusion

Workable

The #MeToo movement, the global rise of immigration, and large-scale political changes such as Brexit and the election of Trump, shed light on – previously overlooked – minority groups and draw our attention toward equal rights, racism, feminism and socio-economic disparities.

Evaluating Whether You Should Hire Candidates with Past Criminal Histories

Cisive

While this typically includes campaigns to specifically recruit diverse candidates, persons with disabilities, and other marginalized groups, there is a trend towards recruiting candidates with past criminal histories. This can certainly help address the talent shortage, but it’s important to understand that making the decision to hire people with criminal histories won’t eliminate the need to conduct background checks and employment screening.

Don’t blame AI for gender bias – blame the data

Workable

The reason: its resume-analyzing AI discriminated against women by penalizing their resumes. In that spirit, according to Reuters, Amazon has formed a new team in Edinburgh to give automated employment screening another try, this time taking diversity into account.

Oscars Delve into Legal Territory with Two Words: Inclusion Rider

HR Daily Advisor

At the end of her Oscars acceptance speech for Best Actress this year, Frances McDormand, after having spoken about equality, concluded with the following statement: “I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider.”

An easy Linkedin hack to reduce bias in recruiting

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This year’s news cycle has been full of reminders that the tech industry has a diversity problem. They are also more likely to face discrimination, harassment, and the hot mess James Damore’s Google ‘Manifesto’ has created.

What is blind recruitment – and does it work?

cipHR

Discover why hiding personal details from candidates’ applications helps to improve the diversity of new hires, and how to introduce it to your organisation using an ATS. Blind recruitment is gaining traction as an effective way to recruit more diverse staff. Academic studies and research surveys suggest that bias and discrimination are rife in the hiring process. Read more in our article, five reasons why diversity and inclusion at work matters.

How to support workers with ‘hidden’ disabilities

cipHR

According to the 2010 Equality Act, a person has a disability if they : Have a physical or mental impairment. The 2010 Equality Act also says (in paragraph 20 of schedule 8) that “an employer is not under a duty to make reasonable adjustments if it does not know, and could not reasonably be expected to know that the individual was disabled.”. Setting up a computer screen with different coloured backgrounds on documents.

Stay Compliant With Hiring Laws As Your Workforce Grows

ApplicantStack

As part of the settlement, the EEOC ordered Bass to proactively increase diversity hiring. EPA (Equal Pay Act). Male and female employees must be compensated equally for the same job role. You cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

5 Things Any Company Can Do Right Now to Promote an Inclusive Culture

Eightfold

Diversity and inclusion in the workplace aren’t merely feel-good social policies. The least diverse companies typically performed below the national average for their industries. Diverse, inclusive workplaces appear to have long-term benefits as well.

Celebrating Black History Month at the Workplace

Sterling Check

At Sterling, we follow a time-honored tradition of celebrating diversity and inclusion in our workplace as much with our community. Studies have corroborated the fact there is great potential for business growth through ensuring diversity.

Celebrating Black History Month at the Workplace

Sterling Check

At Sterling, we follow a time-honored tradition of celebrating diversity and inclusion in our workplace as much with our community. The American workforce is progressively growing diverse, urging us to prioritize creating awareness, fostering sensitivity to various cultures, as much as celebrating our identities by embracing our diversity. Studies have corroborated the fact there is great potential for business growth through ensuring diversity.

3 Ways Companies Are Fighting Bias in the Workplace and Hiring Process

Linkedin Talent Blog

And not only can these biases hurt interactions with customers, they can also creep into the hiring process and damage efforts to build a diverse workforce. Unilever understands that diversity is a business imperative. DiversityOn May 29, Starbucks customers across the U.S.

The problem with hiring for ‘culture fit’

Workable

Southwest Airlines famously screened job candidates based on their willingness to provide offbeat, fun experiences for passengers. Today, the concept of corporate culture fit has been flipped on its head, as the public continues to scrutinize the lack of diversity in the tech industry. Instead of being a strategy for hiring and keeping talented people, culture fit is often seen as a convenient way of discriminating against otherwise qualified people.

Unconscious bias in recruitment: How can you remove it?

Workable

There’s a lot of talk around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Companies try to get rid of any form of discrimination from their hiring process. Biased hiring decisions result in less diverse teams. And less diversity hinders your business productivity. “If

Top 100 HR and Recruitment Blogs [by Organic Traffic with Top 3 Articles Each]

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What Are the Benefits of Diversity in the Workplace? Diversity Insight. Diversity. Diversity and Inclusion. Diversity & Inclusion (Eliminating Bias (including Gender, Race, Age, Disability)). 10 Examples of Awesome Diversity Statements. Diversity.

How to write a good job description

Workable

What to avoid when writing job descriptions: Discrimination. If you want to create a diverse workplace, an equal opportunity disclaimer is a good place to start, but even unconscious bias in your job description language will cost you candidates.

when should I tell a prospective employer that I’m transgender and in the midst of transitioning?

Ask a Manager

If my employer discriminates against me on the basis of this, there are no laws protecting me against that even if I’m already an employee. In 2012, the EEOC held that discrimination against transgender people violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. ban discrimination based on gender identity. That doesn’t mean that companies don’t still discriminate, but I did want to let you know that there’s some intended protection in the law.

Check your Blind Spots, Avoiding Unconscious Bias with Technology

AllyO

Madeline: I love that you talk about equal opportunity and then the responsibility really looking at the leaders to lead this charge Torin what about you do you see a difference in companies understanding the difference between diversity and inclusion.

Pre-employment testing: pros and cons

Workable

Unstructured interviews , resume screenings and pre-interview calls are ineffective predictors of job performance. Other assessment methods like screening calls and unstructured interviews can be unfair. Diverse teams produce better results , after all.

How Your AI-Driven Recruiting Software Could Lead to Legal Trouble Instead of Better Candidates

Linkedin Talent Blog

Recruiters may use AI-driven software for a whole range of tasks — to target certain candidates with job ads; to source passive candidates; to screen applicants; to score resumes; and to assess skills and competencies. Brendan asks Jaimi if she has any broader advice on diversity recruiting.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

Equal Pay Act (EPA), via EEOC. One key amendment, the Labor Management Relations Act, grants employers an equal position in union-employee-employer disputes and outlines dispute procedures. Employers may not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Employers cannot use lie detector tests in pre-employment screening or during employment (with some exceptions).

Taking the Guess Work out of Your HR Decisions

Effortless HR

Equal Pay Act (EPA) – Employers must pay male and female employees the same wage for the same job. One key amendment, the Labor Management Relations Act, grants employers an equal position in union-employee-employer disputes and outlines dispute procedures. Uniform Guidelines for Employment Selection Procedures – Employers may not discriminate against employees or applicants based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Interview process and strategies: a comprehensive FAQ guide

Workable

What is a phone screen interview? What is a screening interview? How do I improve my phone screen interview skills? Recruiters usually conduct initial phone screens to qualify candidates, while hiring managers handle the main interviews (most commonly, face-to-face interviews.)

YOU’RE PREJUDICED! Race, Sex, Status, Preference…

The Chemistry Group

If you’ve ever seen a diverse group of children interact it would be hard to defend that hypothesis. Learned Discrimination. We could have them create writing samples, dictate a presentation, give an elevator pitch, whatever you can imagine, all from behind a virtual “screen”.

Careers page 101: Everything HR managers and recruiters need to know to build an effective careers page

Workable

How can you increase diverse applicants through your careers page? Help Scout , a B2B software development company for customer support teams, advertises its open roles and attempts to attract diverse audiences while presenting its teams: Screenshot via Help Scout.

Can The Digital Economy Make Hiring Fair?

SAP Innovation

There are have been studies showing how “ people assume that their own beliefs and introspections are, by definition, valid and therefore worthy of being acted on ,” which can lead to discrimination. One set of researchers studied companies that emphasized meritocracy and how executive-level and equally performing men and women were compensated. It offers Entelo Diversity , which uses the company’s own algorithm to try to make a dent in the diversity problem.