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.

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

This means when it comes to training, everyone must be involved — executives, managers, subordinates, customer-facing employees … everyone. One-size-fits-all training doesn’t exist. Training is most effective when it’s tailored to your organization.

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The Daily Rundown: Sexual Harassment Training and the State of Paid Family Leave

Zenefits

Today we take a look at the debate around Colorado’s proposed paid family leave legislation, the role credit scores play in small business lending, and sexual harassment training in the Big Apple. ” Credit score not only metric considered by Fintech companies for small business lending. Sexual harassment training law goes into effect today in New York City. Welcome to the Small Business Run Down.

EEOC’s latest, best 10 tactics for preventing harassment in the workplace

HR Morning

This means when it comes to training, everyone must be involved — executives, managers, subordinates, customer-facing employees … everyone. One-size-fits-all training doesn’t exist. Training is most effective when it’s tailored to your organization.

Five great ideas on how your business can revamp workplace culture to prevent harassment

The Employer Handbook

David Bowman, a partner at the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, testified about the importance of “routine culture assessments” and training as a best practice for employers to combat workplace harassment and discrimination. Focus on “civility training” to address and prevent harassment. Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentImage Credit: Pixabay.com ([link].

Building Your Company Culture and Employee Engagement Dashboard

CultureIQ

One way to get started is to create a company culture and employee engagement dashboard that monitors the increases and decreases in certain metrics over time. Recommended Company Culture and Employee Engagement Dashboard Metrics. Company Culture Metrics. Retention Metrics.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy

LaborSoft

sexual harassment and/or discrimination has always been under the purview of HR, it has become a necessity for HR departments to not only tighten up or edify. A major directive that became clear for HR was that extensive employee training is a key area that has to be beefed up.

Use 'The Interruption Strategy' to Tackle the Diversity Gap

Cornerstone On Demand

In her Harvard Business Review article, “ Hacking Tech's Diversity Problem ," Williams introduces a new metric-based approach to increasing and retaining diverse employees in organizations. “The Interruption Strategy" aims to break what she calls the “diversity industrial complex" — the common approach of making a few token hires, implementing sensitivity training, creating mentoring programs and other similar vague changes.

What is blind recruitment, and is it effective?

Interact-Intranet

In the US, The National Bureau of Economic Research found that, despite laws against discrimination, “job applicants with white names needed to send about 10 resumes to get one call-back; those with African-American names needed to send around 15 resumes to get one call-back.”

The Ethical Benchmarking of HR analytics

Analytics in HR

These include Amazon with its gender-biased AI recruiting tool, Google with racist facial recognition, and Facebook ’s ad serving algorithm that discriminates by gender and race. Specifically, by forcing us to develop and apply standardized metrics, benchmarks allow us to encode context.

Sure, She Works Here. But, Do We Employ Her?

HR Daily Advisor

Essential terms and conditions can include: Hiring; Rejecting new hires; Training; Discipline; Setting pay and benefits; Establishing working conditions; Firing or demanding firing of workers; Assigning tasks; and Providing oversight or evaluations.

7 Steps to Reaching Your Workforce Diversity Goals

Digital HR Tech

They should look like this: This time next year, we’ve got a 3% representation of people with a disability Starting six months from now, we’ll provide half-yearly cultural-awareness training for all leaders By next year, we’ve launched a collaboration with at least two Women in Tech organizations.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)

Pinsight

Without any objective data at hand, the process may be inadvertently discriminating against a protected group, as, for example, Yulonda Woods-Early claims to be happening at Corning , a multinational technology company.

Why Talent Reviews Are Now A Huge Legal Risk (And How To Fix It)

Pinsight

Without any objective data at hand, the process may be inadvertently discriminating against a protected group, as, for example, Yulonda Woods-Early claims to be happening at Corning , a multinational technology company.

Sealy Ignored Noose, KKK Hood at Worksite, Feds Say

HR Daily Advisor

Sealy’s inaction violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, under which harassment is a form of discrimination. Sealy of Minnesota will pay $175,000 to resolve claims that it ignored severe racial harassment at a manufacturing plant in St. Paul, according to the U.S.

There’s no excuse for lack of diversity in talent sourcing

Chief Learning Officer - Talent Management

Everybody’s ads say they are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate, but why not be more assertive? At AMN Healthcare we post our diversity metrics on our website every quarter, and we are very open about our progress on the path to DEI.

Four Ways Company Culture Can Support Women in Leadership

Cornerstone On Demand

Provide training and resources that teach employees how to handle topics such as diversity, conflict and bias. Creating an internal dialogue around these often controversial topics can help make employees aware of unconscious bias and discrimination in the workplace.

Employment laws to watch in 2019

Insperity

Harassment, discrimination and bullying. Fallout from the #MeToo movement prompted a host of new or updated requirements related to gender-based harassment and discrimination training. Companies could once post an online training module to be finished by all new employees. Now businesses are required to train regularly on the topic. In New York, businesses must conduct this type of training once a year for all employees.

HR How-to: Create A Job Description

AbelHR

Here you can also include what metrics of success look like and how exceptional performance is defined by your company. Recruiting is big business.

Beyond Lip Service: How HR Software Can Improve Workplace Diversity

TrustRadius HR

Of HR professionals we surveyed on how their organizations deal with bias or discrimination in the workplace, some form of training is by far the most popular method of internal-facing D&I enablement for companies.

Sumser tech spotlight: This hiring tool ‘distinguishes itself’

HRExecutive

The city is a working-class town with significant discrimination and high murder rates. Catalyte predicts the likelihood that an investment in training will produce the desired result.

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Harassment: Not Just a Buzzword, Its Liability

AbelHR

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).”

The Importance of Creating a Gender Inclusive Workforce

LaborSoft

By many metrics, this is still an ongoing struggle - by recent studies, women still only hold around 21% of executive roles. Even without overt gender discrimination protection, LGBT+ employees are still protected from hostile workplace environments.

Building a Female-Friendly Company Culture

Kazoo

Our own CEO, Autumn Manning, was recently quoted in Bloomberg News on the fact that the South by Southwest Conference has more than 50 panels discussing gender discrimination and sexism this year — including a women’s leadership panel that she is participating in.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short

Reflektive

Therefore, many technology companies are directing large sums of money to increase internal diversity metrics and cultivate a broader pipeline of minority candidates. Yet, anecdotes abound of poor treatment and discrimination in the tech industry due to race, gender, sexual orientation, and more. Train Managers. Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss.

4 HR Trends That Will Impact Your Workplace Culture in 2020

EverFi - HR

Harassment Prevention Training. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements demonstrated the alarming scope of sexual harassment and discrimination, but consider this: according to the EEOC, retaliation in the workplace is actually far more common–1.5 Harassment Prevention Training. HR and training and development professionals will have an opportunity to reverse this trend in 2020.

What is Talent Management in HR?

Workable

And as a strategy, it requires the involvement of everyone inside the company: Line managers, who identify potential and training needs and coach their team members day to day. HR, which organizes trainings, compiles data around turnover rates, and analyzes skill gaps.

2019 BCGi Summit: Speaker Spotlight #2

Biddle Consulting

Session Title: Diversity Metrics. Many diversity programs fail in part because of lack of good metrics. This presentation will discuss appropriate metrics, how to develop them, and how to use them to engender success.

Recruiting Trends 2020 Report: Predictions for the Year Ahead

Yello

Recruitment automation, artificial intelligence , interactive training, predictive reporting, employee turnover, chatbots, employee engagement and performance are just some of the areas companies are processing and using data to improve.

Most Important Developments in HR for 1/24

GetFive

The report found that, globally, 83% of employees are worried about losing their jobs to reasons including automation, a looming recession, lack of training, cheaper foreign competition, immigration, and the gig economy.

2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary

Paycor

HR can and should add bottom-line value; be a strategic leader by focusing on key metrics and outcomes, such as: Return on Investment. The most successful HR teams map people management metrics to business outcomes. Metric: Time-to-Fill. Metric: Referral Rate.

8 Meaningful Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in the Workplace

Bonusly

There’s a plethora of research that covers the racism, discrimination, and unfair treatment that African-American employees face. From unconscious bias training to volunteering to an old-fashioned lecture from an expert, there are lots of ways to recognize Black History Month.

Is the Annual Review Going the Way of the Dodo?

AbelHR

They Aren’t Capturing Metrics that Count. However, these numerical targets don’t look favorably on the salesperson that rarely closes his/her own deals but is integral to rallying the team or training all incoming sales candidates to be A-plus closers.

When Can You Intervene in an Employee Substance Abuse Issue?

HR Daily Advisor

Today we will look at some examples of employees with substance abuse problems as well as some training and guidance tips. Supervisory Training on Reasonable Suspicion Determinations.

What does an effective performance management strategy look like?

cipHR

Managers will also need support, and possibly training, from HR, in order to have effective developmental conversations with their people. How to mitigate the risk of discrimination and bias. Performance management is important to get right and easy to get wrong.