Creating a Truly Inclusive Workplace: A Conversation Between Colleagues with Disabilities

Four colleagues at Wheelhouse Group, who lead the PIA & PEAT initiatives as prime contractors, come together to discuss their personal experiences as employees with disabilities. Based on their lived experiences as individuals with mental health disabilities, visual impairment and substance use disorder, they offer their advice on what employers and fellow team members can do [...]

2022-06-01T15:37:06+00:00Published: May 18th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Implementing AI-Enabled Assistant Tools to Make Workplaces More Inclusive

AI-enabled technologies are adding new ways to make a workplace more directly accessible to people with disabilities. The following tools are increasingly available as organization-wide subscriptions. They offer a wonderful opportunity to reduce the need for individual accommodation by making the workplace more directly accessible. It’s a best practice to offer such features to all [...]

2022-05-02T18:26:04+00:00Published: July 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Interview Checklist for HR Professionals Using AI-enabled Tools

HR professionals using AI-enabled tools must ensure their assessment methodologies are ethical and accurately measure potential in candidates. Even after a technology has been vetted and procured, the way it’s used can affect how inclusive it is in practice. To ensure a level playing field, everyone involved in the recruiting process should understand and follow these [...]

2022-03-09T16:12:46+00:00Published: July 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Challenge of Fairness Audits

Many vendors provide “fairness audits” that claim to be able to measure when bias is taking place and recommend course corrections. In practice, many of these tools have only considered race and gender as dimensions of diversity. And if they are considering disability, the methodology behind it is likely flawed. The 80/20 rule In 1978, [...]

2022-03-09T16:11:33+00:00Published: July 8th, 2021|Tags: , |

The Equitable AI Playbook

The Equitable AI Playbook is a blueprint that can help your organization foster inclusion as you procure, develop or implement artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in your workplace. Organizations are increasingly using AI to screen job candidates, streamline the application process, monitor employee actions, and provide employee training. However, AI technologies can often be unintentionally biased and produce unfair outcomes for different protected classes. This can increase the risk of bias and discrimination against job candidates and employees.

2022-06-01T15:38:00+00:00Published: June 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Civil Rights Principles for Hiring Assessment Technologies

In 2020, the Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights and other advocacy groups released Civil Rights Principles for Hiring Assessment Technologies. The Center for Democracy and Technology summarized these principles, with emphasis on the elevated risks based on disability, in the report Algorithm-driven Hiring Tools: Innovative Recruitment or Expedited Disability Discrimination? They recommend the [...]

2022-03-07T20:45:52+00:00Published: June 14th, 2021|Tags: , , |

The Problems with Personality Tests

Many AI tools assessing “personality” and “cultural fit” make big claims that they provide accurate identification of personality traits such as openness, conscientiousness, extroversion, emotional stability, adaptability, assertiveness, responsiveness, intensity, optimism, sociability, and grit. However, these assessments aren’t actually based on scientific methods. It is often unclear what these tests assess—and there is significant evidence [...]

2022-03-07T20:44:29+00:00Published: June 14th, 2021|Tags: , |