Something that makes us uniquely human is taking mental shortcuts. When making decisions, our brains use both our past experiences and the norms and expectations of the communities, cultures, and systems we live within, with both positive and negative impacts. While we understand this is human nature, it is also the root of both implicit […]
When a position opens up, the goal of any hiring team is always to find the best candidate available to fill the role. However, when biases find their way into the hiring process this can prove to make the practice even more challenging. These biases are opinions, feelings, or inclinations that interviewers make about candidates […]
In an earlier post, we discussed how to make your job post shine. But is your posting inclusive? We spoke with Katrina Kibben, Founder and CEO of Three Ears Media, to learn how to attract diverse talent.
Popular culture is awash with overt and subconscious messages instructing us to think positively. From children’s stories about the “Little Engine that Could” and his mantra of “I think I can. I think I can” to self-help books for adults professing the genuine, mystical power of positive thought, the message is clear: It’s positive to […]
If a terminated employee signs a contract releasing all claims against you, she can’t sue you, right? Wrong. A new Missouri Court of Appeals decision illustrates the effect a mutual mistake by the parties can have on the enforceability of the release. Read on to learn how Missouri courts analyze the issue. Facts From 2001 […]
With the move toward virtual interviews, hiring managers have to be careful to avoid not only the biases they might encounter during an in-person interview but also a whole new set of potential biases when interviewing someone in their home environment.
When the video of George Floyd handcuffed on the ground with a white Minneapolis police officer’s knee on his neck went viral, public outrage included claims of systemic racism in many law enforcement agencies. Those claims didn’t start with Floyd’s death, and they don’t stop with police forces.
In the span of what feels like 2 seconds, we’ve gone from talking about how to recruit when unemployment is at a low not seen in decades to dealing with the possibility of mass layoffs.
We recently covered how artificial intelligence (AI) invites bias and what one developer is doing to stop it. The ethical issues AI raises, however, go far beyond bias-infused systems. A recent survey sought to understand the extent to which organizations that use AI systems take ethics of any kind into consideration. The results were less […]
Artificial intelligence (AI) tools have already entered the marketing space, and the HR space is no different. AI can sometimes be considered a bias-free tool. After all, computers deal with pure information. The problem is that these systems are loaded with human information, which is, of course, rife with often unintentional bias.