big data

Is Recruiting Via Social Media Discriminatory?

Unless big data has a disparate impact, the EEOC has no business examining this issue.

Yesterday, I noted that the EEOC is examining the impact of big data on how employers reach employment decisions. Looking at an issue and doing something about it, however, are two entirely different animals. I wonder what business the EEOC has looking at this issue at all. The EEOC’s mission is to eliminate discrimination from the workplace. Certainly, there is…

EEOC Reiterates Its Enforcement Priorities for the Next Four Years

One of the issues will focus on how employers use big data to make employment decisions.

The EEOC earlier this week announced its updated Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021. So, what issues must employers have on their radar? From the EEOC’s press release: Eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring. Protecting vulnerable workers, including immigrant and migrant workers, and underserved communities from discrimination. Addressing selected emerging and developing issues. Ensuring equal pay protections for all workers. Preserving…

Benchmarking: The Compass to Navigate the Future of Work

By integrating benchmarks into everyday tasks, HR leaders can make informed decisions based on data-driven HCM metrics.

By integrating benchmarks into everyday tasks, HR leaders can make informed decisions based on data-driven HCM metrics. Illustration by Jakub Jirsák Providing the right mix of competitive rewards to attract and retain talented employees can be like shooting arrows in the dark: You try to take aim but can easily miss your target. Unfortunately, this metaphor applies to many of…

Big Companies Pool Big Data in New Health Alliance

Another group of large employers is banding together to tackle rising health care costs. This one is composed of 20 of the largest U.S. employers, including American Express Co., Caterpillar Inc. and IBM Corp. The Health Transformation Alliance was formed earlier this year joining groups like the National Business Group on Health, the National Business Coalition on Health and a…