Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

Referral-based hiring is a commonplace practice for modern organizations, which holds considerable benefits for employees hired based upon a referral, including greater chances for upward mobility within the company. A recent paper published in ILR Review entitled "Lasting Effects? Referrals and Career Mobility of Demographic Groups in Organizations," further studies the benefits of referral based hiring, and finds that the … Continue reading Who Does Referral-Based Hiring Help Most, and How?

How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

[We're pleased to welcome Stijn Baert of Ghent University. Stijn published an article in ILR Review entitled "Is There Less Discrimination in Occupations Where Recruitment Is Difficult?," with co-authors Bart Cockx, Niels Gheyle, and Cora Vandamme.] Do employers discriminate less when vacancies are difficult to fill? Theory says yes. Lower arrival rates of employees at … Continue reading How Does Difficulty of Recruitment Impact Discrimination Against Applicants?

Time To Close the Gender Wage Gap

Fifty years after the Equal Pay Act of 1963, U.S. women are still making 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. This is largely due to the fact that women continue to occupy different, lower-paying jobs than men (an infographic at The Huffington Post shows how little the 10 leading occupations of women … Continue reading Time To Close the Gender Wage Gap

Discrimination in Private and Public Organizations

Megan K. Leasher, manager of talent assessments with Macy’s Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio and Corey E. Miller, associate professor at Wright State University, published "Discrimination Across the Sectors: A Comparison of Discrimination Trends in Private and Public Organizations" in the Public Personnel Management Summer 2012 issue. The paper warns of the dangers of discrimination in any organization, … Continue reading Discrimination in Private and Public Organizations

Equal Rights Are Good For Business

Did you know that in the past 10 years, the percentage of Fortune 500 companies offering domestic partner benefits (DPB) to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees jumped from 34% to 60%? Not lost on them, surely, is the fact that there's a legitimate business argument for offering equal rights to all employees, regardless of … Continue reading Equal Rights Are Good For Business

The Diversity Challenge: Part 1 of 5

What is the greatest challenge to achieving diversity in the workplace? While measures to increase diversity are an integral part of management culture, achieving truly diverse and inclusive organizations is an ongoing struggle. This week, Management INK presents a 5-part series targeting specific diversity-related questions in order to foster discussion and research on best practices. … Continue reading The Diversity Challenge: Part 1 of 5