Tag: discrimination

secruity

Avoiding Bias When Hiring Security Officers

The challenge for the security guard industry has always been: How do we hire the best and the brightest, even though we can’t pay them as much as we need to? How do we attract qualified people? Security officer firms that need to hire a lot of guards to staff a new or expanding contract […]

problems

AI and Ghosting May Continue to Be Problems in 2019

2018 brought about a number of hiring issues that seem to have carried over into the new year. One main issue that still remains is the low unemployment rate, making it more difficult for employers to find and retain top talent. While employers continue to find new ways to attract talent, there are two other […]

job description

Appeals Court Case Discusses Role of Job Description in ADA Claims

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990 to prevent discrimination against employees based on disabilities. This does not mean that employers violate the ADA if they terminate or refuse to hire employees with disabilities. Rather, the law provides an exception if the employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the job without […]

Pay

January 1, 2019, a Big Day for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Key parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 will become effective on January 1, 2019. Part of the law took effect in October 2017, and another section won’t take effect until 2024, but most of the law takes effect with the coming of 2019.

legal

Hawaii Salary History Inquiry Ban to Take Effect January 1

A new law taking effect in Hawaii on January 1 prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant’s wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer.

Discrimination

Is AI Recruiting Discrimination Inevitable?

In yesterday’s post, we discussed the idea that using artificial intelligence (AI) or big data in the recruiting process doesn’t eliminate problems with discrimination and bias. Perhaps counter-intuitively, these methods can actually emphasize bias if we’re not careful because the machine doesn’t know any better. It can only assess the (often imperfect) traits it is told to […]

pretender

Contender or Pretender? Identifying Both in Sports and at Work

Contender or Pretender? It’s a recurring segment in sports media, and a fun talking point amongst fans, where the debate is whether a team is “for real,” particularly early in the season. Read on to see how contender or pretender can be applied to candidates and employees, alike.

Facebook

Jobseekers Do Not ‘Like’ Allegedly Biased Facebook Advertisements

Recruiting top talent to your organization can be a difficult task. Between the historically low unemployment rate and the cottage industry of jobs websites out there, it can be challenging to locate strong candidates and persuade them to join your business. In an effort to spread their message as widely as possible, an increasing number […]