Welcome to “The Most Interesting Recruiting Stories of the Week,” a weekly post that features talent acquisition insights and information from around the web to kick off your weekend. Here’s what’s of interest this week:
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A new proposed law prohibits employers from using AI to screen candidates or employees for employment decisions unless: (1) the tool has undergone an independent bias audit no more than one year prior to its use; and (2) a summary of the results from the audit as well as the distribution date of the tool to which the audit applies has been made publicly available on the employer’s or employment agencies’ website. Will more laws follow?
As someone who grew up with parents and other family members who’ve had — and still have — heavy foreign accents when speaking English, I found this story particularly maddening and saddening simultaneously. It’s a great read, and I’m still not sure how I feel about this entire issue. Still, definitely worth the contemplation.
The sky is not falling, says this Harvard Business Review article. So why are more and more executives increasingly concerned about having to pay their people more, often a lot more? Maybe all this talk of wages is masking something at least just as important: pricing.
“Humans may soon live to be 100, which likely means more years on the job. That could be a good thing, if we take the opportunity to redesign work.” So begins this article from The Atlantic. Are you ready to work into your into your 80s, even 90s?
“I am skeptical that even the biggest of big data will be able to definitively prove the theorem that a diverse workforce = profitable organization,” this article points out. “There are just too many confounding factors in the market.”
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