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Arkansas SHRM 2023 HR Conference & Expo • October 18-20 • Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Program Details

AI in HR: What Employers Need to Know

Key Objectives

• What is AI and how is it being applied by employers currently • What is the law addressing currently (EEOC, OFCCP, and States) • What employers need to consider when applying AI • How to conduct an audit of AI tools

This presentation will discuss emerging trends as they relate to AI in recruiting, current and future regulations, and the automation of certain human-centric processes. Dr. Carnahan will explore how AI might impact accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities, how employers should evaluate whether AI tools are considering job-related factors, and how to monitor the use of such tools for adverse impact and general fairness.

Thomas Carnahan

Manager, Compensation and Validation Services at Berkshire Associates

Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D is the Manager of Compensation and Validation Services at Berkshire and is responsible for managing Berkshire’s pay equity line of business and AI validation services. He accomplishes his Pay Equity work by promoting the ability to conduct meaningful, statistical analyses of clients’ compensation data to ensure fair pay and in support of federal, state, and/or local fair pay laws. With Resolution Economics Partners (Victoria Lipnic and others) he also partners with law firms and companies to ensure that recruitment and selection measures using artificial intelligence technologies meet legal and professional standards. With more than 20 years of experience in research methodology, data analysis, and HR process development, Thomas brings to Berkshire advanced-level data capabilities, and an extensive background that will serve to enhance our pay equity solutions. Thomas holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Kentucky University.

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Date: Wed, October 18, 2023 | 9:30-10:30 am| Add to Calendar

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Location: Room A1

Category: Recruitment, Retention, & Engagement

HRCI Credits:

1.00 General HRCI Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is a recognized provider of recertification credits. HR Certification Institute® pre-approved this program for 1.00 HR (General) credit(s) toards a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

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SHRM Credits:

1.00 SHRM Recertification credits available.

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HR2023 is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This program is valid for 1.00 PDCs for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

Please Note: Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

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