The Negative Impact of Knowledge Discrimination

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Knowledge discrimination, a term established by lifelong learning expert and author Peter Smith, acknowledges that we discriminate in favor of knowledge based on where it is learned rather than how well an individual knows it and can apply it. According to Smith, this discrimination has a tremendously negative impact, not only on the individual, but on society. Video production: Andrew Kennedy Lewis.

Midlife Employees – The Gold Standard of Employment


And despite age discrimination being illegal when it comes to employment, 64 percent of older job seekers say they have seen or experienced it , according to the AARP. Career shifters, in particular, can bring a wide-ranging knowledge base and the eagerness to learn new skills.

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Reading the #SCOTUS tea leaves: headscarves, religious accommodations, and Abercrombie

Ohio Employer's Law

I want to know the answer to the question whether the employee has to say, I’m wearing this for a religious reason, or whether you’re willing to admit that there are at least some circumstances in which the employer is charged with that knowledge based on what the employer observes. EEOC religious discrimination supreme court Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc.

Is outsourcing hiring to artificial intelligence legally safe?

Business Management Daily

Numerous federal, state and city laws govern how you recruit and hire workers and punish those who discriminate. For example, The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex and national origin. That knowledge base can be vast.

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

TrustRadius HR

Starbucks’s response this discrimination, mandatory training, is a common response to social injustice in the business world. And what should businesses do to address bias and discrimination instead?

Women in Leadership: #BalanceforBetter

Ultimate Software

HR certification, like any other education, should be sought because you want it and it is something that will expand your current knowledge base. Ask your manager to reconsider an off-cycle adjustment based on all this data.

Five Recruiting Tips to Increase Diversity in the Workplace


Workplace diversity is understanding, accepting, and valuing differences between people of different races, ethnicities, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations, as well as differences in personalities, skill sets, experiences, and knowledge bases.

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This engaging conversation is referred to as the “interactive process” and is key to an organization’s defense against allegations of discrimination based on disability or failure to accommodate. A professional employer organization (PEO) can help you navigate the complexities of employer-employee relationships, helping you take the steps needed to remain compliant while enriching your company’s culture and knowledge base.

Modifying the Workplace for Older Employees

HR Daily Advisor

Train your managers and hiring teams to be sure they’re not discriminating based on age. Find ways to ensure that the knowledge base of older workers can be shared among other employees. Another idea would be to implement systems to get this institutional knowledge written down so it can be shared. As our population demographics change over the years, employers are finding themselves with a workforce that is ever-changing in composition.