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Researchers Say New Study Method Catches Resume Bias

In previous studies, researchers typically sent employers fake resumes and drew conclusions based on how the employers reacted to them. But this approach can be problematic because the information is phony, employers may not respond to unsolicited resumes and recruiters will likely get upset when they discover that their time has been wasted.
Business economics and public policy professors Judd Kessler and Corinne Low, along with doctoral student Colin Sullivan, tested their method, called incentivized resume rating (IRR), in cooperation with employers.

3 Employment Screening Trends to Know Before You Hire in 2020

Experts believe that the number of class-action lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) for technical errors will increase; more states and cities will pass ban-the-box laws, salary-history bans and marijuana screening limitations; and federal and state regulators will direct more scrutiny toward the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the screening process.

AI-Based Hiring Concerns Academics, Regulators

​Researchers are raising questions about the growing array of new digital tools employers are using to streamline the hiring process.They are studying new sourcing and recruiting platforms powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, as well as algorithm-heavy screening and interview software that analyzes and ranks job applicants. Policymakers are concerned, too."Proponents of new technologies assert that digital tools eliminate bias and discrimination by attempting to rem

How to Motivate Pensioned Employees

Will your employees receive a pension? Does it incentivize them to stay on the job–but not to stay motivated or highly productive? Tenured employees hold institutional knowledge and experience that can benefit entire organization. But if they are focused solely on their retirement date, the entire organization loses out. Re-energize your pensioned employees with these strategies.