Category: Training & Compliance

Untrained people, whether hiring managers or HR staffers, are likely to make expensive mistakes that result in low morale, low productivity, and lawsuits.

New Rules for Internships

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its internship fact sheet to help employers determine whether interns and students working for “for-profit” employers are entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

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Gender Bias and Inflexible Interview Schedules

Yesterday we explored how job descriptions and a reluctance to accept job gaps negatively influence female workers and can result in gender bias. Today we’ll look at how inflexible interview schedules can do the same thing. Most organizations strive to be gender-blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent, regardless of sex. […]

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How to Prevent Job Search Gender Bias

Most organizations strive to be gender blind when hiring. The focus is on finding the best talent regardless of gender. However, even the best intentions can go awry, leading to job search gender bias.

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Fatal Injuries on the Job

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest annual report on occupational injuries, which serves, among other things, to alert companies to the hazards of certain jobs.

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AARP Educates Job Seekers About Age Discrimination

A recent AARP article, aimed at the organization’s member audience, contains information for older job seekers. It also contains a veiled, two-part warning for employers: Discriminating against older workers is illegal; age discrimination is widespread.

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Avoid Ambiguity to Avoid Gender Discrimination

In yesterday’s Advisor, we discussed the fact that gender discrimination is still prevalent in today’s workplace. We started outlining some of the many ways that recruiters and hiring teams can help to eliminate gender discrimination in their recruiting and hiring processes. Let’s continue that list now.

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How Recruiters Can Eliminate Gender Discrimination in Hiring

Gender discrimination in the workplace has been a topic of discussion for decades. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 theoretically means that men and women must be paid equal amounts (a primary concern when it comes to gender-based discrimination), yet hiring discrepancies and pay discrepancies remain—so this topic continues to be in discussion at the […]

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