All Blog Posts Tagged 'discrimination' (17)

Bias Leadership: When Reverse Discrimination is the Problem

What happens in an organization where minorities are in leadership and the majority is subject to discrimination? Before we set out on this road to explore “reverse discrimination” let us be clear on a few things:

1)     Reverse discrimination is not equal to racism. Racism is more than a…


Added by Janine Truitt on October 20, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

What Marriage Equality Has Not Meant In The Workplace. Respect, For One Thing.

Someone called me a faggot.

Now, this is the first time I’ve ever been called a faggot. Typing that f-word twice actually makes me feel really uncomfortable. I don’t think it’s an ok word to use. In fact, I can’t think of a single instance in which using it is ok. I googled just to…


Added by Katrina Kibben on October 16, 2015 at 1:00pm — No Comments

No job, no expertise, SUCKA!

I get hit up to take a lot of surveys from a lot of different sources.

Sometimes vendors of various products or services lure survey respondents with offers to take a brief survey and receive a free copy of their latest white paper, special report or e-book about the “War for Talent” or some other nonsensical topic.

While I’m not particularly tempted to participate due to publication prizes at the end, I do have certain geeky curiosity about…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on May 5, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Stop showing candidates your A S S umptions

Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?

Personality Predictions

Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Are you sure you need the answer to that interview question?

If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.

Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

What does the “Ban the Box” movement mean for employers?

Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Eileen Kern.

Right now, many employers make use of legal pre-screening questions and processes that solicit information about criminal history. According to the 2013 Employment Screening Trends Survey discussed on the…


Added by Elise Jennings on June 27, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

How to Totally Avoid Age Discrimination in CV's

Sadly, age discrimination in the job market is everywhere and many CV's exhibit elements that reveal…

Added by Mark Ridgwell on June 10, 2013 at 10:19am — 6 Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Do You Know the Signs of Age Discrimination at Work?

While there are laws in place to protect individuals’ 40-and-over in the workplace, it doesn’t always mean they are upheld.

According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), there was a steep increase just as recently as 2009 in the number of age-related discrimination claims. In that year, the EEOC noted 22,778 age discrimination claims, close to a 38 percent uptick from only 16,548 three years earlier.

For those that do not know, the Age Discrimination in…


Added by Dave Thomas on April 23, 2012 at 6:19pm — 3 Comments

When does Hiring for Cultural Fit become Discrimination?

I have read numerous discussions over the past year in HR magazines and on Linkedin discussing the importance of hiring employees that match your company’s culture.  The reason being, if I have three equally qualified candidates from which to choose, clearly at that point I must hire the individual who best fits my organization’s culture. …


Added by Ryder Cullison on April 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — 18 Comments

Bill Would Ban Discrimination Against Unemployed In Hiring

Sad but true, earlier this year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had to hold a public hearing because of a disturbing trend: several companies, nationwide, had been excluding unemployed applicants from hiring consideration. Their ads specifically stated that they would only consider employed job candidates, using phrases like “No unemployed candidates will be considered at all” and “Client will not consider/review anyone NOT currently employed, regardless of the reason.”



Added by Tim Giehll on July 25, 2011 at 10:52am — 9 Comments

Men, Women, Children, the Elderly, and Animals

As we fight the uphill battle against Recruitment’s dire reputation by striving to provide the best service we can and be as ethical and incisive as possible, we do occasionally come across an instruction from the client side that never fails to shock me. I’m sure it’s something that many Recruiters will recognise, a little throwaway comment that is couched in a joke and a twinkling smile but is actually as concrete an instruction as any of the immovables on the brief.




Added by Giles Lewis and Gina Sargunar on July 5, 2011 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Dukes vs Walmart: Supreme Court Hears Argument in Sexual Discrimination Suit...

Quoted from Blog - Posted on by Regina Caffey…


Added by Valentino Martinez on April 2, 2011 at 10:29pm — No Comments

The Four-Fifths Rule and How to Calculate

How can I check my recruiting process for adverse impact?


First, I commend you for stepping up to the plate and taking action to eliminate discrimination at your company.  Second, please check with your law team because I am not an attorney.


Very easy to do, not always easy to fix.  Adverse impact is defined by the EEOC as a substantially different rate of selection in hiring, promotion or other employment decision which works to the disadvantage of members of…


Added by Nikole Tutton on March 21, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Experience and Pay – An Inverse Relationship?

I recently was asked by an executive level candidate if I had noticed a shift recently in employers’ preference for “less experienced” candidates.  I had to answer yes – since 2001, I have seen a noticeable shift in some industries, except for maybe engineering and highly technical positions.  Not only is there a…


Added by Nikole Tutton on March 20, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

It's 4/20... puff, puff, give (equal pay and opportunity to women)

You know what that means, right?

It's Equal Pay Day. (Please, you know I didn't mean that that 4/20)

Today is the day - we're told - that "symbolizes how far into 2010

women must work to earn what men earned in 2009"

Akin to "Tax Day" (the day you supposedly have to work until you make enough



Added by Sean Ryan on April 20, 2010 at 5:53pm — 4 Comments

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