Court ruling may change how we look at age discrimination

In my experience people who are not in HR are often surprised to find out that the age limit in age discrimination is 40 years of age. The reaction is often “That is not that old!” When asked what age they thought was old and should be afforded some protection the answer is generally 55 …

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One big mistake that employers make in the recruitment process

There are actually several mistakes that employers make, but I wanted to focus on one that can not only get an employer in trouble it can also limit the type and quality of candidates. This mistake is not being aware of your unconscious biases. Just not aware Attorney friend of mine Kate Bischoff wrote a …

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Future Friday: The end of retirement?

I was reading an article in The Guardian about the five ways work will change in the future. The first four ways dealt with workplace structures, the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence, the increasing use of freelance labor and the increasing use of workplace monitoring. They are all subjects I have written about before in …

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Remembering the words “job related” can save time, money and heartache

The history of HR is rife with decisions based on whether a question, or a skill or a test is “job related.” Case after case has shown that having a job requirement that is not actually job related may have an adverse impact on protected classes and thus would not be considered legal. Strength requirements …

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Ideal age range as hiring criteria? Really?

If you are over the age of 50 you know that “ageism” is still rampant in the workplace. To me it is the “hidden” discrimination that is far more wide spread than what many people think. If you are in human resources you know that age discrimination is illegal, yet often we turn a blind …

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