EEO-1 2016 – What you Need to Know About the 2016 Filing Cycle

Posted by Cindy Karrow, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant on July 22 2016

The Annual EEO-1 filing cycle officially begins on July 1 each year. Companies who are required to file EEO-1s may choose any pay period between July 1 and September 30 to report on their employee population. The EEO-1 website is anticipated to open in the first week of August for 2016. During the downtime, the site is not available for data entry or retrieval of past EEO-1 reports. If your company needs an EEO-1 report while the site is down, you must call the Joint Reporting Committee (JRC) at 877.392.4647 and ask for their assistance. 

Berkshire Presents Three Times at 2016 ILG National Conference

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on July 21 2016

Beth Ronnenburg, President of Berkshire Associates, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, and Lynn Clements Esq., Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, will collaborate together, as well as with Jackson Lewis and CVS Health, for three separate presentation sessions during the 2016 ILG National Conference in Charlotte, NC. These sessions will examine the latest compliance and recruitment strategies impacting federal contractors and subcontractors.

OFCCP Revises Scheduling and Compliance Check Letters

Posted by Charu Avasthy, PHR, Senior HR Consultant on July 21 2016

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved OFCCP’s revised Scheduling Letter, Itemized Listing, and Compliance Check letter on June 29, 2016. The changes aren’t as extensive as the 2014 changes to the letter, but there are some changes worth noting.

Sage Recruiting Advice From Experienced CEOs

Posted by Mary Madden on July 21 2016

Words are cheap, but they carry weight when coming from some of the most successful professionals the business world has to offer. Here’s some sage advice from a number of CEOs who have mastered the art of recrutiment:

Dissecting the Recent College Graduate Jobs Report

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on July 18 2016

Understanding industry trends often leads to insights on how to best align your recruiting strategy with the needs of the market. A recent study from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University highlighted some eye-opening statistics on whom jobs are going to after the recession of 2008.

Andrea Csordas Presents “Strategies to Win the Talent War” to Howard County SHRM

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on July 15 2016

Andrea Csordas, PHR, SHRM-CP, a recruitment expert at Berkshire Associates, will present “Winning the Talent War—Putting Your Recruitment Strategies to Work” at the Howard County SHRM meeting on Thursday, July 21.

EEOC Revises Pay Data Collection Rule

Posted by Charu Avasthy, PHR, Senior HR Consultant on July 14 2016

EEOC has revised its pay data collection proposal based on the feedback the commission received to its initial proposal published in January of this year. The revised proposal is slated for publication in the Federal Register today with a 30-day comment period ending on August 15, 2016. In the current revisions, EEOC acknowledged that filing the revised EEO-1 report may involve more time than it estimated originally, but made minimal changes to its proposal to address the burden.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Vital in Difficult Recruiting Climate

Posted by Mary Madden on July 13 2016

When the going gets tough in the hiring market, it’s time to figure out a better approach. HR departments are finding conventional recruiting methods arent producing the same results—a key signal its time for a change.

Video: Three Strategic Ways to Sequence Your Recruiting Tactics

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Research suggests active candidates make fantastic hires because it’s less expensive to recruit them, they bring more passion to their roles, and they’re more motivated to succeed on the job. So how can you adjust your recruiting strategy to attract more of them?

Beth Ronnenburg Discusses OFCCP Updates and Compliance at North Texas ILG Event

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on July 8 2016

Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President of Berkshire Associates, presents on managing compliance obligations regarding new regulations and Section 503 and VEVRAA requirements during two presentations at North Texas Industry Liaison Group(NTILG) event on July 21, 2016.