When it comes to employee compensation and pay practices, a new survey finds that potential candidates aren’t negotiating salaries, and this is leaving a lot of money left on the table for future earnings. According to online employment marketplace ZipRecruiter®, the majority of jobseekers are not negotiating for more salary when starting a new job.
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A recent case has shown the importance of making sure that supervisors and managers are properly trained on documenting performance problems and personnel decisions.
One of the most common—and most harmful—fault of managers and supervisors is avoidance. In today’s Advisor, a business author explains how this is comparable to skiing while leaning back instead of forward and what this metaphor means for training your managers.
A recent study published by the Administrative Science Quarterly has found a trend indicating implicit bias when hiring professionals look at résumés. Today’s Advisor explores how some applicants are discriminated against when their résumés indicate their minority status.
Yesterday’s Advisor presented details from CareerBuilder’s special report, “The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs”; today, more highlights from the study on how demographic shifts have changed the workforce’s composition in the past 14 years.
Achieving workplace diversity isn’t easy—even for global powerhouses like Google. “We’re not where we want to be when it comes to diversity,” Google observes in a January 2014 demographic report, which reveals that 70% of Google’s employees are male and 61% are white.
When a company first meets with a prospective candidate, it’s not just the interviewee who needs to be on his or her toes. Interviewers must be careful to ask the right questions, not just to ensure they’re making the right hire but also to avoid legal entanglements.
The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals— which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee— recently reaffirmed that failure to train an employee can be an actionable form of discrimination. Facts Charles Reed, an African American, began working as a technician at Procter & Gamble’s Tennessee plant in 1996. He was promoted to a technician 2 position […]
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently grappled with the question of what constitutes actionable harm to an employee in an employment discrimination case. Let’s look at what the court decided. Facts Mark Laster, an African-American male, worked for the city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. In June 2010, President Barack Obama was a guest speaker […]
Declaring “a major victory,” the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that Bank of America Corp. (BOA) will pay 1,147 African-American job applicants $2,181,593 in back wages and interest for race-based hiring discrimination.