Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates

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Recorded Webinar: Closing the Gap: Strategies for Managing Pay Equity

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 17 2017

Recorded: March 2017
Cost: Free
SHRM Credits: 1
HRCI Credits: 1

Presenter: Michele Whitehead, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sr. Manager of HR Services

Whether it’s OFCCP or EEOC enforcement efforts, or other internal or external pressures, companies today need sound practices to prevent pay-related issues in the workplace. This webinar offers guidance on the analysis of compensation data and tips on how to employ best

International Women’s Day 2017 - Go Beyond Compliance

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on March 8 2017

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day. Since the early 1900’s, every year, International Women’s Day calls on individuals, governments, and companies to “be bold for change,” and forge a better working world by closing the gender gap. This day marks a call to action to close disparities in hiring, pay, promotions, and in executive leadership.

As a consulting firm that supports companies' efforts in equal employment opportunity, Berkshire would be remiss not to mention the importance of Executive Order 11246, and the laws that seek to advance gender parity in the workplace. 

Frontline Recruitment Counts: How Sodexo Uses BALANCEtrak Applicant Tracking System to Support Diversity and Inclusion Efforts

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on February 9 2017

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, released its 2016 Global Diversity & Inclusion Report this week and credit BALANCEtrak applicant tracking system with fostering more efficient and compliant frontline recruitment. As the 19th largest employer globally, and serving 15 million North American consumers, the report highlights Sodexo’s mission to attain an organization reflective of the diverse communities they serve. Accomplishing this goal meant identifying the right platform and processes that could result in attracting a diverse pool of applicants.

FREE HR Compliance Webinar on New EEO-1 Report and New Paid Sick Leave Requirements

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on October 31 2016

Recorded: November  2016
Duration:
60  minutes
Cost:
Free 
Credits: SHRM: 1      HRCI: 1
Presenter: Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs

View webinars on two recently-finalized requirements that impact federal contractors and subcontractors. Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Lynn Clements, reviews how the new EEO-1 Report pay data collection requirements, and new rules for paid sick leave, impacts your organization on a practical level. View Recorded Webinars!

EEOC Announces it Will Collect Summary Pay Data: First Collection in March 2018

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on September 29 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers. The new data will improve investigations of possible pay discrimination, which remains a contributing factor to persistent wage gaps. The summary pay data will be added to the annual Employer Information Report or EEO-1 report that is coordinated by the EEOC and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP collects data from federal contractors and subcontractors.    

GAO Report Released: Recommends Increased Oversight, Regular Monitoring, and Possible Electronic Collection of Affirmative Action Plans

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on September 23 2016


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.

Master Sourcing in the Recruiting Process

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on September 8 2016

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.

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:

Four Tips for Tackling the Interview Process

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on May 24 2016

The interview process is where the magic happens in HR. When it comes down to it, an excellent candidate on paper can have a poor interview, and vice versa.

A well-conducted question and answer period can help your company identify the perfect employee for the job listing—and here are some tips to help you do so.

How to Put Your Recruitment Data to Good Use

Posted by Carla Pittman, Senior Manager, Berkshire Associates on May 4 2016

Over the years, your company has most likely collected a significant amount of numbers and statistics from your recruitment efforts. Without context, this information can be useless—but by taking the right steps in using the data, you can vastly improve your recruitment strategy.