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The Role of AI and Psychometric Data in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
September 2, 2019

Psychometric data in hiring is contentious among HR professionals. Some see it as heretical and a gross insult to the value of human intelligence, judgment, and even emotional intuition when selecting candidates. Others view it as the next leap forward in hiring methodologies.

Pay Equity as an Employer, Pay Equity as an Employee

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
April 8, 2019

Do you pay your employees equitably? As a worker, are you paid fairly? How do you know?

10 Things You Need to Know About the Pay Equity Act

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
January 14, 2019

A new law that impacts businesses of all sizes took effect in Oregon that ratchets up the Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963. This article discusses what you need to know to comply with the new law to ensure you are compensating your employees equitably.

The Value of Diversity Part III: The Method

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 17, 2018

Relying on objective measures to determine candidate fit leads to unbiased hiring decisions. This produces diverse teams. Candidates are matched to the role based on their ability to excel, not because of their gender, age, religion, ethnicity, or other bias-centric and irrelevant demographic status.

The Value of Diversity Part II: The Example

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 10, 2018

In professional sports, athleticism is the product but profit is the motive. The end goal is to make as much money as possible by winning as many games as possible by choosing the best athletes possible. That cannot be accomplished without diversity.

The Value of Diversity Part I: The Reason

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
December 3, 2018

There is a long way to go toward achieving workforce diversity that reflects the demographic profile of society. Beyond the humanistic reasons, there are financial motivators as well. Sometimes those tangible benefits must be pursued with action before attitudes and mindsets catch up.

Creating a Work Culture That Actually Works

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
September 17, 2018

There is a lot of talk about culture and its value in the workplace. But how do you build a strong and thriving culture, and how do you know when you've created a culture in your organization that works?

Using Psychometric Assessment Data in a Human Resources Grievance Scenario

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
June 25, 2018

During a recent chat session on social media between eRep and a group of Human Resources professionals, several questions were asked about the viability and use of psychometric assessment information during a grievance or disciplinary scenario. eRep's response kicked the discussion into high gear.

Four Steps to Remove Bias in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 19, 2018

Biases exist throughout the employment lifecycle whether we are aware of it or not. We filter candidates for new positions through involuntary lenses of subconscious emotion, performance is viewed through a lens of skewed expectations, and we are promoted or fired under the influence of similar effects. Here are four steps to eliminate these unconscious biases from your hiring process.

Challenging Cognitive Biases in Hiring

By
Steve Williamson , Dir. Product Development, eRep, Inc.
Posted
March 12, 2018

The use of objective data in hiring is growing. Psychometric assessments like the Core Values Index are revolutionizing the job market. With all this data now available, why are cognitive biases still prevalent in the hiring process? In this article, we discuss the twelve most common forms of bias in hiring and present ways to recognize and eliminate them.

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