Improve Company Reputation Using an ATS

Posted by Mary Madden on August 29 2016

Applicant tracking systems (ATS) have been used in an instant gratification setting for far too long—it’s time to look at how they'll help transform a company’s recruiting efforts over the long haul.

How Employers Can Uncover Opportunities in a Changing Labor Market

Posted by Courtesy of on August 23 2016

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The world of work is changing fast. Automation, an aging workforce and an increasingly complex global economy are profoundly affecting markets for jobs and talent. Every day we see new evidence of industries in flux and struggling to keep pace with shifting hiring trends.

Lynn Clements Speaks on Sourcing Applicants at Oregon Southwest Washington ILG Event

Posted by Mary Madden on August 19 2016

On September 20, Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, will present “Strategically Sourcing Applicants: What OFCCP Thinks of Your Recruitment Strategies” at Oregon Southwest Washington ILG in Portland. Lynn will discuss creating effective recruitment strategies while minimizing legal risk. Attendees will hear about the internet applicant rule, recordkeeping obligations, effective recruitment practices, and applicant tracking management. Register for this event at their website. Don’t miss this valuable presentation and networking opportunity on September 20 in Portland.

Three Time-Management Tips for Recruiters

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on August 18 2016

Recruiters are expected to accomplish a lot on a daily basis. Time-management skills must be impeccable. If you find yourself in need of extra minutes on the clock at the end of each day, consider integrating some of the following tips into your routine:

OFCCP’s Three Areas of Focus During Audits, and What You Should Know

Posted by Andrea Csordas, PHR, SHRM-CP on August 17 2016

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audits can be an overwhelming experience for federal contractors and subcontractors. But by understanding the agency’s requirements and enforcement trends, companies can be prepared. Here are three major areas OFCCP continues to focus on during audits:

White Paper: How to Make the Most of Your Recruiting Efforts

Posted by Coriana Spencer, HR Industry Writer and Blogger on August 15 2016

Published: August 2016

Tracking applicant data is an important component of compliance with federal affirmative action requirements. Not only is it required, but if done strategically, it can provide valuable insight into your company’s hiring practices and help mitigate compliance risks. With the latest applicant tracking system (ATS) technology available, collecting massive amounts of data is commonplace. Knowing what all this data means and how to use it to your advantage is where the challenge lies.

Case Study: 84 Lumber Company Overcomes Recruitment Challenges with BALANCEtrak

Posted by Berkshire Associates on August 11 2016


84 Lumber Company is the nation’s leading privately held supplier of building materials, manufactured components, and industry leading services for single and multi-family residences and commercial buildings. Founded in 1956, 84 Lumber operates more than 250 stores, component manufacturing plants, custom door shops, custom millwork shops, and engineered wood products (EWP) centers in 30 states—representing the top 130 markets in the country. 84 Lumber chose BALANCEtrak applicant tracking system to address the need for speed, efficiency, and the management of high volume recruitment. With plans to open over a dozen more locations, BALANCEtrak solved issues related to streamlining processes, quickly identifying qualified candidates, recordkeeping, and automating workflow.

Data Gathering is Crucial for Success in Competitive Industries

Posted by Lauren Collinson, Senior Communications Specialist on August 8 2016

Recent findings suggest companies will need to utilize big data on many levels to stay relevant in industries that will grow increasingly competitive over the next decade. Human resource departments were singled out as one of the key beneficiaries of increased transparency, as statistics will help point to more efficient hiring techniques.

Experts Break Down the National ILG Conference in this Free Recorded Webinar

Posted by Mary Madden on August 8 2016

Whether you attended the 2016 ILG National Conference in Charlotte, NC from August 2-5 or not, Berkshire’s recorded post-event wrap-up webinar will bring you the expert insights you need. Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs, recapped the most important take-aways from the ILG National Conference for federal contractors. She discussed the following topics:

Berkshire Presents on Pay Transparency at HR Florida Conference

Posted by Mary Madden on August 3 2016

Join Berkshire at the 2016 HR Florida Conference & Expo to hear Charu Avasthy, PHR, SHRM-CP present “Managing Pay Transparency in the Office” on August 30 at 2:00 p.m. She will discuss the challenges companies now face with regard to the new Pay Transparency Rule effective since January 2016. Charu will cover solutions and advice on protected activities, employee complaints, posting requirements, policy statement, exceptions, and conducting salary equity analyses to uncover pay gaps.