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About Us

Vision. Innovation. Expertise.

Berkshire Today

Berkshire is a human resources consulting and technology firm that specializes in helping companies build the ideal, balanced workforce.

In 1983, Berkshire began as one of the first companies to establish an automated way to prepare affirmative action plans (AAPs), revolutionizing the AAP process for HR professionals nationwide. Over the years, Berkshire has expanded its scope of services beyond AAPs to meet the evolving needs of HR professionals with a range of services, training, and software.

Today, these cutting-edge HR solutions have propelled us into position among the most sought-after providers in the industry.


Almost 40 years ago, a young HR professional named Dawn Hyde was laboring over her company’s affirmative action plan when inspiration struck.  

In that era of newly emerging technology, Dawn recognized that there had to be a way to automate the time-consuming affirmative action planning process... so she turned to her father, a computer engineer, to help her pursue her vision.  

Together, they built the first automated solution for affirmative action plan preparation  and in 1983 they established Berkshire Associates to offer this groundbreaking service to HR professionals 


Berkshire Selected a Top Workplace for 2021

Berkshire believes our employees are our greatest asset in accomplishing our mission. Our goal is to hire and retain diverse, talented, and engaged employees who are dedicated to directly contributing to client satisfaction and company growth as members of our team. We provide an atmosphere of inclusion, collaboration, and innovation that enables each individual to contribute to the overall success of the business through their unique strengths, skills, and talents.

Berkshire's core values are as follows:

  • Balance: Exceeding client expectations while maintaining work/life symmetry

  • Affecting positive change: Working together to implement fresh ideas that add value for our internal and external clients

  • Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking

Berkshire offers a comprehensive benefits package for employees including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, 401(k), paid time off, and much more. If you would like to learn more about our current job openings, check out our open positions today!


Our Team

The Berkshire team is made up of experienced professionals with backgrounds in human resources, technology, engineering, finance, employee relations, business management, communications, and various other professions. Our goal, as a team, is to provide the human resources industry with innovative solutions in affirmative action, applicant management, compensation, and professional training.

Company Information

Contact Information


8924 McGaw Court

Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410.995.1195

Toll Free: 800.882.8904

Email: bai@berkshireassociates.com

Fax: 410.995.1198

Contact Product Support

Our product support team is available to assist you with your software questions. Please contact product support at 800.882.8904 option 4 or product.support@berkshireassociates.com.

Directions to Berkshire from BWI Airport

  • Take I-195 West
  • Via EXIT 4B toward WASHINGTON merge onto I-95 South
  • Via Exit 41B merge onto MD-175 West toward COLUMBIA
  • Take the exit for SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY and make a left at the end of the off ramp onto SNOWDEN RIVER PKWY
  • Turn Right onto MCGAW RD
  • At DOBBIN RD, MCGAW RD becomes MCGAW COURT; continue straight on MCGAW COURT
  • End at 8924 MCGAW COURT

Directions to Berkshire from Washington DC

  • Take I-95 North toward BALTIMORE/COLLEGE PARK
  • Take MD-32 W via EXIT 38B toward COLUMBIA
  • Take the BROKEN LAND PKWY NORTH exit—EXIT 14
  • Turn LEFT onto MCGAW RD which becomes MAGAW COURT at DOBBIN RD
  • End at 8924 MCGAW COURT
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