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Recruiting and Adverse Impact

100 employees have applied for a position. Of those employees, there are 50 men and 50 women. Of those, 10 men and 5 women are hired. Does adverse impact exist? Show your calculations and explain why adverse impact exists or why not?

Identify at least 4 external recruiting methods that you feel are effective and explain why. Identify at least 2 recruiting methods you feel are not effective and explain why.

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In this situation there does seem to be the existence of adverse impact. This is due to the fact that 20% of the men that have applied for the position are hired, and 10% of the women that have applied for the position are hired, which means that men were hired for this position at two times the rate that women were hired for this position, in proportion to their overall numbers. This is an undesirable result of the hiring practices at this organization that results in a discriminatory effect on the female employees within this organization. Therefore, there is an adverse impact upon the female minority within the workplace.

One very good external recruiting method is for representatives of an organization to sponsor employment fairs at areas that are frequented by large populations of people, such as shopping malls. This would provide these individuals with access to a great deal of individuals, by which to be able to share the advantages of working for their particular organization, in a very efficient and effective manner. This would ...

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This solution describes how bad recruiting methods can have an adverse impact upon equal opportunity employment.

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