Category: Discrimination

Getting the Benefits of Age Diversity in the Workplace

Conventional wisdom would tell you that age diversity in the workplace is a bad thing. It can be costly and leads to communication difficulties, as well as value conflicts. However, there are important benefits to an age diverse workforce that can strengthen your organization, provided work is structured in a way that allows creative solutions to business problems.

Workplace Discrimination Against Non-Native Speakers

When we discuss a glass ceiling, we are usually thinking of women. But non-native speakers face similar workplace discrimination. Surprisingly, neither conventional racism nor anticipated problems with communication or collaboration ability are to blame. A new study explains the unexpected misperception that leads to this type of discrimination.

Should Your Spouse Interview for You? (IO Psychology)

How well can your spouse sing your praises? Well enough to help you get that job you’ve always wanted?

This article discussed the ethical and legal issues surrounding spousal interviews for employment. Ever heard of it? Some companies are choosing to include spousal interviews as a part of their hiring process, especially for sales roles.

When women don’t reach the C-suite as often as men, benevolent sexism may be to blame

Topic: Gender, Discrimination, Development Publication: Journal of Management (NOV 2012) Article: Benevolent sexism at work: Gender differences in the distribution of challenging developmental experiences Authors: King, E. B., Botsford, W., Hebl, M. R., Kazama, S., Dawson, J. F., & Perkins, A. Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin Women are breaking the glass

Size Matters in Court? Determinations of Adverse Impact Based on Organization Size (IO Psychology)

Topic: Assessment, Discrimination, HR Policy, Statistics Publication: Journal of Business Psychology (JUN 2012) Article: Unintended consequences of EEO enforcement policies: Being big is worse than being bad Authors: R. Jacobs, K. Murphy, and J. Silva Reviewed By: Megan Leasher   Adverse impact occurs when neutral-appearing employment practices have an unintentional, discriminatory

Discrimination in selection: Who’s most at risk? (IO Psychology)

Topic: Selection, Discrimination Publication: Journal of Organizational Behavior (MAY 2012) Article: Multiple categorization in resume screening: Examining effects on hiring discrimination against Arab applicants in field and lab settings Authors: Eva Derous, Ann Marie Ryan, & Hannah-Hanh D. Nguyen Reviewed by: Alexandra Rechlin You’re probably aware that discrimination can occur

Unconscious Stereotyping in Selection

Topic: Discrimination, Selection, Human Resource Management Publication: Journal of Applied Psychology (JUL 2011) Article: The Role of Automatic Obesity Stereotypes in Real Hiring Discrimination Authors: J. Agerstrom, D.O. Rooth Reviewed By: Ben Sher Research by Agerstrom and Rooth (2011) has shown that if hiring managers harbor negative stereotypes about obese

Are Women at a Loss in the Workplace due to Breadwinning at Home?

Topic: Gender
Publication: Journal of Business and Psychology (2011)
Article: A Woman’s Place and a Man’s Duty: How Gender Role Incongruence in One’s Family Life Can Result in Home-Related Spillover Discrimination at Work
Author: Marıa del Carmen Triana
Reviewed By: Kerrin George