Weight and Discrimination ~ HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.15 April 13, 2012

HR Examiner Weekly Edition v 3.15 April 13, 2012


Is Weight Discrimination OK?Is Weight Discrimination OK?
As a business owner, I depend on you for advice that helps me run my business and contributes to the bottom line. You’re my partner in building a better, stronger company, right? So here’s what I’m wondering: When is it OK to discriminate in the hiring process?
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Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me   Weight, Weight, Don’t Tell Me
Appearance requirements are tricky because even though appearance based discrimination is not technically illegal, it’s really difficult to justify when the rules on appearance also discriminate based on protected factors.
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What’s critical?What’s critical?
“As background, things weren’t going too well for the HR Department. The team was under pressure to deliver many critical activities for a burgeoning company. The busier they got, the more they fell behind, even though they were constantly adding resources. ” – Neil McCormick
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Is Social Technology Failing HR?Is Social Technology Failing HR?
We live in a world inhabited by evangelists for whom real adoption of their technologies is not enough. Like the Spanish Inquisition, which insisted on an extremely literal form of obedience, belief and usage isn’t enough. The evangelists demand adherence to an unreachable standard.
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Employment Branding ReduxEmployment Branding Redux
In organizations and humans, reputation is a complex thing to manage. Most of the employment branding efforts I’ve seen trade in overly archetypal pictures of the company culture, creating mythology where the reality is more of a ‘pants on one leg at a time’ sort of thing.
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