Tracking employee health metrics: Great idea or big mistake?


Some wellness programs ask employees to volunteer information, such as whether they smoke or exercise. A word of caution: Be careful about implementing wellness programs that require participation, or penalize employees who are unable to participate. If not designed correctly, these wellness programs can violate federal laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Workplace Wellness Programs: Are They Really Worth the Investment?


Workplace wellness programs can bring both benefits and liabilities into your organization. Why workplace wellness? Promoting wellness as a way to contain rising costs of healthcare has been researched extensively, but the verdict remains unclear.

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

HR Morning

Periodically test your reporting system to assess how well it works and how serious managers treat complaints. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report eeoc enforcement guidance harassment report

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. Staff surveys : Staff surveys can be a helpful window into the CEO’s leadership of the team as well as the overall health of the organization. Discrimination and Unlawful HarassmentImage Credit: ([link].

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

HR Morning

Periodically test your reporting system to assess how well it works and how serious managers treat complaints. Discrimination & Harassment Special Report best practices eeoc harassment training

What Makes a Workplace Diversity Program Successful?

Thrive Global

For example, studies have found that a variety of diversity initiatives—including evaluating managers based on diversity and inclusion metrics, and diversity networking and affinity groups—can lead to either more or less representation of target groups.

Diversity and inclusion training: How to apply it in the workplace


First and foremost, to be inclusive, each of us has to understand in depth what diversity means, both cognitively – i.e. what it is – and emotionally – i.e. how does a person feel when discriminated against. Emotional goals: Develop empathy: How discriminative actions affect people?

International Women’s Day: Addressing Gender Pay Equity

Ultimate Software

In honor of International Women’s Day 2020 , we’re dedicating the month of March to highlighting the unique challenges women face in the world of work, particularly when it comes to gender pay equity, as well as opportunities leaders and organizations have to truly move the needle.

Hiring Without Bias 3 Steps Your Company Needs to Take


With the relentless media focus on the subject of diversity, you may think that bias in the hiring process is a well-controlled issue. By reviewing hiring metrics, HR can continually evaluate and raise their standards to ensure ongoing fairness and in the hiring process.

What is blind recruitment, and is it effective?


Well, one practice that large organizations, such as KPMG, Deloitte, and HSBC, are beginning to deploy is blind recruitment. Each candidate is on a level playing field, there are no discriminations, and each person has an equal opportunity to impress the employer with their skillset.

#MeToo and the Workplace: HR and Sexual Harassment Policy


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. #MeToo and the Workplace. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, HR and employee relations managers were sent scrambling. Since.

A company called the plaintiff an ‘old timer’ and later fired him. But he LOST his age bias claim. Here’s why…

The Employer Handbook

There are plenty of buzzwords and phrases that, when uttered in the workplace, made provide good fodder for an age discrimination claim. For example, referring to someone as an ‘old timer’ can be direct evidence of age discrimination. Judges like objective metrics and PIPs.

Gender inclusion in the workplace: Going beyond diversity


Nevertheless, Francke’s statement might have been well-intentioned. Gender discrimination in the workplace takes many forms. In the end, Riot Games agreed to pay $10 million as part of a settlement over alleged gender discrimination.

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.

Inclusion is the X-factor for agility and innovation

CLO Magazine

Given the rising importance of diversity and inclusion, many organizations are building internal D&I initiatives and teams to track diversity metrics and apply best practices for inclusion.

3 Ways Women Are Making Waves in Tech


Despite continuing to face discrimination across the field, women in tech are constantly finding new ways to upend their industry. Women are undoubtedly making waves across all corners of the traditional tech world, but they’re also opening up new avenues for technology as well. By fostering a new environment of innovation, responsibility, and diversity across the tech sector, women are changing the world before our very eyes — and tech leaders would do well to get on board now.

Beyond Lip Service: How HR Software Can Improve Workplace Diversity

TrustRadius HR

Given the close relationship between the two, effective HR management software can also enable better diversity and inclusion in your business as well. There are a ton of possible metrics , so find the ones that make the most sense for your company.

The 10 Best Pieces of HR Content in 2019

Visier - Talent Acquisition

Why human capital metrics could be just as important as financial returns. Learn why organizations need to begin monitoring these metrics in order to impact financial return, and how to prepare for proper data analysis to stay ahead.

Are Women in HR Paid Fairly?

Namely - Talent

There appears to be an age component to the pay gap as well. Reason for Optimism Even though the Equal Pay Act has made pay discrimination illegal since 1963, disparities persist. One of the most pressing issues in HR and employment law is gender pay equity.

The Importance of Creating a Gender Inclusive Workforce


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.

Without Retention, Diversity Efforts Fall Short


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. Yet, D&I initiatives must be comprehensive and executed well if they are to work. Building diversity in the workplace is an initiative HR leaders cannot afford to miss.

Employment laws to watch in 2019


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. Massachusetts mandates an annual written reminder to employees of its harassment and discrimination policy. You should also expect to see lawmakers across the country continue to expand the laws that regulate how to report and handle allegations of discrimination, harassment and bullying.

HR How-to: Create A Job Description


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

Recruiting Trends 2020 Report: Predictions for the Year Ahead


Hopefully your recruiting team has had a chance to reflect on the past year’s successes, identify areas for improvement and celebrate a job well done together. Once a niche discipline, people analytics has become another well-established function of any human resources team.

Are you ready for new Equal Pay Mandates?


Specifically, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) states that the bill “prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.”.

Everything About Job Satisfaction


Interestingly, job satisfaction is also a metric used by organizations to determine employees’ perceptions when they’re at the office. Due to the ambiguous nature of this metric, there needs to be a multi-dimensional approach to understanding employees’ work satisfaction.

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?

Data-driven recruiting 101: How to improve your hiring process


Same with diversity: look at candidate demographics to see if you are unwittingly discriminating against protected groups. Here’s what to do to shift towards data-driven recruiting: Choose the right data and metrics. Start by selecting a few important hiring metrics to track.

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2019 HR & Compliance Web Summit: Executive Summary


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.

The Prevalence and the Practice of Social Media Screening—The Dos and Don’ts

HR Daily Advisor

Read the latest HR Daily Advisor research when you purchase HR Metrics Best Practices and receive our HR Technology Trends premium report free of charge. Discrimination. Social media, tech, and metrics—all hot spots for the modern HR professional.

Sumser tech spotlight: This hiring tool ‘distinguishes itself’


There is a deep well of technology, but it is really big tech. The city is a working-class town with significant discrimination and high murder rates. Baltimore is the very last place that I’d expect to find groundbreaking technology for the labor market.

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Why You Should Run a Diversity and Inclusion Survey


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.

One-way video interview biases: potential risks for diversity


What metrics would you use to measure our social media’s performance?”). The actual responses varied, as well, and of course, you can still see and hear each candidate.

Switching Over to a PEO: What Exactly is Changing?


As a result, you get the kind of offerings that are usually only available to far larger companies, such as wellness perks, discounted entertainment, and a myriad of other tailored benefits. At baseline, acronyms are always confusing.

How to Terminate an Employee: Best Practices


However, there are downsides that come with owning your own business as well, one of which is the fact that — at one point or another — you’ll have to let someone go. There are 2 important elements that you should consider before terminating an employee: discrimination and performance metrics.

What does an effective performance management strategy look like?


But if people are supported to perform brilliantly, then the company will enjoy success as well. How to mitigate the risk of discrimination and bias. Performance management is important to get right and easy to get wrong.

The problem with hiring for ‘culture fit’


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. Of course, employment discrimination isn’t new to our times. When companies do it right, hiring for culture fit results in employees who fit their role, work well with their colleagues and share their company’s sense of purpose. Culture fit is trending again—but not in a good way.

Using Data to Prevent Workplace Harassment

EverFi - HR

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. This same data-informed approach must also be used to effectively address workplace harassment and discrimination.

7 HR Data Sets for People Analytics

Analytics in HR

Potential analyses could be to see if there is an association between BMI and absence, as well as season, work load, distance from work and the other factors in the data set. The data set was created by Dr. Rich and Dr. Carla Patalano for their graduate HRM course on HR metrics and analytics.

The Unknown Cost of Conflict in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

With priorities and focus askew, employees and leadership alike might start making decisions based on the wrong metrics to satisfy their own anxiety, or simply because they’ve stopped caring about their input to the work.