The most interesting HR stories of the week – TLNT

FBI Warns Employers Against ‘Deepfake’ Avatars During Job Interviews

Deepfake videos – where a person’s head is usually replaced with someone else’s likeness – have been doing the rounds for years now – mostly of people impersonating Tom Cruise, Barak Obama or the like. But according to the FBI, the artificial intelligence technology it uses is now visible in online job interviews for jobs where the person works remotely. He finds that the videos are now being convincingly manipulated to misrepresent someone as the “candidate” for jobs. Often stolen personal information is used, which means stolen images of other people are used to portray the job seeker. The Attention was released because Deepfake videos are used in interviews for jobs that involve giving the successful candidate access to sensitive systems and information. This means that if these scammers are hired, they will have a chance to plunder data, deliver ransomware, or do much worse.

A dedicated worker melts the nation’s heart

Last week TLNT reported how Burger King worker Kevin Ford’s so-called ‘award’ for 27 uninterrupted service was a less-than-impressive goodie bag containing a few pens and some chocolate [oh, and not forgetting a cinema ticket!]. It seems that his fellow Americans agree, because as early as 30e june, a fundraising page set up by his daughter, Seryna, has so far raised $270,000 and more. Contributors flocked to the page, agreeing that its service should be better recognized. One contributor commented, “This is so wrong on so many levels. Give him a week off with pay so he can visit his grandchildren. Just wow.” Another added, “Great work ethic. Humble. Grateful. Well done sir…God bless you,” while another said, “Good hard working people deserve more than a bundle of Reeses after 27 years…God save you!” According TMZa major fundraiser was former SNL star David Spade, who donated $5,000.

Companies brace for legal action if they help staff get abortions

After the Supreme Court controversially overturned the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade who legalized abortion nationwide, companies are being told they should expect legal action if they keep their promises to cover staff abortion costs. A number of organizations – including Amazon, Apple and Microsoft – had previously announced that they would help employees leave their home countries to have abortions. But according to legal experts, any company that does so could face legal action and potential criminal liability. BNC News cites Robin Fretwell Wilson, a University of Illinois law professor and health law expert, who says it’s probably “only a matter of time before companies are sued by States or anti-abortion activists claiming that abortion-related payments violate the state’s ban on facilitating or aiding and abetting abortions. Texas state lawmakers have already threatened Citigroup and Lyft, which previously announced travel refund policies, with legal repercussions. A group of Republican lawmakers, in a letter last month to Lyft CEO Logan Green, said Texas would “take quick and decisive action” if the ride-sharing company enforces the policy.

Two subway workers shot dead

The sensitive topics of employee safety and gun control have once again surfaced, after two workers at a Subway sandwich shop in Atlanta were shot dead – killing one and seriously injuring the other. The incident happened on Sunday, after a customer reportedly complained that he got too much mayonnaise on his food. Atlanta Deputy Police Chief Charles Hampton Jr said the client then “decided to take his anger out on two of the employees” in a “senseless act” of gun violence. Talk to ABC News the officer said the incident “went from zero to 100 in seconds.” Employees were described as punctual, excellent and role model workers.

The most disproportionately popular jobs revealed

Business Intern ranked what it calls the “disproportionately most popular jobs” in each state. It reveals startling facts about regions with surprisingly high levels of particular jobs. He finds, for example, that New York has a lot of subway and streetcar operators, while Houston has a disproportionate share of petroleum engineers. In New York, there are nearly 5,000 subway and streetcar operators — an employment rate per 1,000 workers of 0.57 — who between them earn an average salary of $81,980. By comparing. LA saw that artists’, performers’ and athletes’ agents have an employment rate per 1,000 workers of 0.95. For every 1,000 workers, Chicago employs more than one freight and freight agent, while there are three reservations and ticket agents for every 1,000 workers in Dallas. Nashville – perhaps less surprisingly – has more than one worker for every thousand employed as a musician or singer.

Recruitment firm sued for rejecting candidate born outside US

A recruitment company is to be brought to justice after initially saying a candidate would be a perfect fit for client, XPO Logistics, but then rejected her when she said she was born outside the United States. The women, a naturalized citizen, said she did not have a US birth certificate but had documents proving she was a US citizen. The recruiter, ResourceMFG, then told her that she was not qualified for the position because she was born in Germany, according to the complaint. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – which acts on behalf of the woman – says the recruiting firm violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and is suing for discrimination based on national origin . XPO Logistics – for its part – only requires that temporary and permanent employees be US citizens and not that they were also born in the United States. Beyond Title VII, the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of national origin or citizenship status during the employment verification process.

Looming care crisis due to worker shortages

America faces a nursing home crisis due to a lack of workers, after data revealed that three in five nursing homes have limited new admissions due to a lack of staff. The research – conducted by the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living – looked at responses from 759 nursing providers and found that 73% said they may have to close their facilities unless health issues staff are resolved. The survey found that 87% of care home providers now face “moderate to severe” staffing shortages, with almost half (48%) experiencing “severe” staffing shortages. Almost all vendors reported having difficulty hiring staff (98%) and as a result are asking existing staff to work overtime or extra shifts (99%). Although the healthcare profession was already suffering from shortages before the pandemic, data suggests that Covid-19 has only exacerbated the problem. Nursing homes have reportedly lost more than 240,000 carers – around 15% of its workforce – since the start of the pandemic. This is mainly due to their burnout.

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