On September 22, 2016 the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released the finding of its study on Equal Employment Opportunity in a report titled, "Strengthening Oversight Could Improve Federal Contractor Nondiscrimination Compliance." The GAO conducted this study to evaluate Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP) enforcement practices.
Executive Order 13658 requires that employers with certain federal construction and service contracts pay employees performing “work on or associated with the contracts” at least the Federal Minimum Wage for Contractors. Effective January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for employees working on federal contracts increases from $10.10 per hour to $10.20 per hour.
Companies who are required to file EEO-1s must file their reports by September 30, 2016. The desired method for filing EEO-1s is by entering the data into the EEO-1 website or generating an electronic upload file. For companies who have been filing by an electronic upload file, there is an exciting new development.
Today, people spend a considerable amount of time on social media and online professional networks, making them an ideal channel for targeting both passive and active candidates. However, to maximize the benefits of social recruiting, you must adopt a strategic approach. Here’s how to build your strategy:
Crafting a job description that will be seen by as many candidates as possible—and subsequently handling the work that comes along with it—is a difficult part of a recruiter’s job. If you find yourself wondering how you can improve your process, first be sure you’re adhering to the following rules of thumb:
The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order—often called the Blacklisting Rule. Proposed rules published in May 2015 drew significant criticism from federal contractors, and with few significant changes made to the proposal, many expect a potential legal challenge to the rules by the business community. With compliance deadlines looming, however, most federal contractors, especially those with high value contracts, need to take time now to understand the implications of the final rule.
With so many different avenues and methods of sourcing available, it’s no surprise that HR professionals get overwhelmed sometimes. However, with the combination of a calm and collected approach, focused strategy and intuitive technology, HR professionals can create the most effective modern candidate hiring techniques available.
On September 29, Lynn Clements, Berkshire's Director of Regulatory Affairs, will present "What Would You Do? Play Along as We Address Real World Affirmative Action Dilemmas" in Orange County, California at the Southern California Pacific Region ILGs Compliance Summit.