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Worldwide Google Walkout

Allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace have gained increasing attention since the recent #MeToo movement. But even before the recent uptick in focus on such allegations, these issues have posed many challenges for employers and HR professionals.

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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 […]

Applicants with Disabilities—What are Their Prospects at Your Organization?

Individuals with physical and mental disabilities are often overlooked when it comes to hiring. Even though there are federal and state laws in place to protect people with disabilities, it can be challenging for these individuals to find employment, even in the absence of overt discrimination, due to a number of factors. Recent historical trends […]

‘But I Didn’t Know It Was Harassment’ (Training Needed)

Sexual harassment has been all over the headlines in recent months. The Harvey Weinstein scandal demonstrated that abuses by powerful men against vulnerable and until-now-voiceless employees, colleagues, and acquaintances are not a thing of the past. In the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations, accusations have come out against a large number of politicians, celebrities, sports […]

What Does Luck Have to Do with It?

“I’d rather be lucky than good.” Those famous words were uttered by Lefty Gomez, a left-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees who played primarily in the 1930s. Take a minute to let that quote soak in. Would you rather be lucky or good? I guess if you had to choose between the two, you […]

What Do Driverless Cars Have to Do with HR?

Special from HR Tech Las VegasFrom the abject terror of riding in a driverless car, to the pleasure of cows being milked by a robot milker, the second machine age is affecting everything, including HR, says Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.