Webinar - AI + DEIA - How to embrace AI while ensuring fairness
AI has the potential to enhance or undermine our progress as it relates to DEI&A – and it’s up to us to use it wisely. In this webinar, Cheryl Boyer, Director of Diversity Services, and Angelie Seagraves, HR Consultant, will discuss the potential and the pitfalls of using AI to further DEI&A efforts and strategies that HR and DEI professionals can deploy to use AI effectively while minimizing risks.
Webinar - Higher Ed Headaches: From Tenured Positions to Job Title Struggles
As an affirmative action professional in the higher education arena, you may run into some circumstances that are unique to this industry. When dealing with this uniqueness, do you feel certain areas of the plan are more challenging than others? Join Berkshire's Julie Dominguez and Samuel Stegmann as they discuss special insights on how to handle your Higher Ed headaches with industry-specific strategy.
Webinar - 2023 OFCCP Scheduling Letter Updates
Beth Ronnenburg, Berkshire’s President, will join Managing HR Consultant Liz Balconi to break down the most important changes to the scheduling letter and explain the implications for federal contractors like you.
Webinar - 2023 NILG Conference Analysis + Recap Webinar
Beth Ronnenburg, Berkshire’s President, leads this webinar, unpacking the most important takeaways from the conference. What trends kept reappearing throughout the conference agenda? What were some of the most surprising and informative sessions from this year?
Webinar - Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action in Higher Ed: What Could This Mean for Employers?
Join Resolution Economics’ Vicki Lipnic, former Commissioner and Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Resolution Economics’ Margo Pave (Director, Human Capital Strategy Group), Berkshire’s Lynn Clements (Director, Audit and HR Services), and Cheryl Boyer (Director, Diversity Services) as they unpack the recent Supreme Court decision on affirmative action in higher education.
Webinar - Market Analysis - Needed Now More Than Ever
Join Allegra Hill and Thomas Carnahan as they discuss the fundamental concepts of pay grades, such as their purpose and the benefits of having a compensation structure. They will also discuss the importance of job analysis and the different methodologies for conducting a job evaluation and creating pay grades.
Webinar - AAP Narratives - The Importance of Updating Annually
Join Berkshire consultants Crystal Nwabuko and Katie Johnson as they discuss important components of the narratives. They will discuss required components of the narratives, as well as typical areas of OFCCP focus in audits.
Webinar - What to Know about AAP Certification in 2023
The OFCCP Contractor Portal officially opened for a second cycle of AAP certification on March 31, 2023. Join Berkshire expert, Michele Hester as she will provide a timely overview of the 2023 certification process and what we learned from the inaugural 2022 certification process.
Webinar - A Deep Dive into Internal and External Availability
Join Berkshire Experts, Alexis Seibert & Stephanie Stahr as they discuss the ins and outs of availability settings. They will cover the different types of availability, the importance of accurate recruitments areas and census coding, how you identify feeder jobs, and how availability plays a part in setting your placement goals for the year.
Webinar - Federal Contracting in 2023
Berkshire's Lynn Clements, Director of Audit and HR services, will moderate as Berenzweig Leonard attorneys Stephanie Wilson and Declan Leonard discuss recent legal updates that federal contractors should know about in 2023.
Webinar - The Need for AI, Algorithmic, and Automation Bias Audits
Join experts Victoria A. Lipnic, Esq., Gurkan Ay, Ph.D., and Ye Zhang, Ph.D., from Berkshire’s new corporate partner Resolution Economics, as they discuss these new regulatory requirements, how AI Bias Audits can help you comply with them, and what goes into an AI Bias Audit.
Webinar - How to Manage Remote Employees in your AAP
This webinar will cover the most common types of remote employees, suggest how remote employees could be mapped to AAPs, how to handle annotations, and identify reasonable recruitment areas for job groups with remote workers.
Quick Guide - 5 Steps to Jumpstart Your DEI Journey
In today’s world, DEI is a vital indicator that can reflect how well-positioned your organization is, both from the consumer perspective and in reference to your direct competitors as you work to attract and retain top talent. But where do you start – and what steps do you need to take?
Webinar - Planning for 2023 Reporting Deadlines
Join Berkshire experts Rachel Rubino and Julie Dominguez as they walk you through 2023’s compliance related deadlines and provide you with strategies to ensure you meet them.
Cheat Sheet - Personnel Action Coding
When it comes to managing your workforce, it's important to develop specific personnel action codes for hires, promotions, and terminations in your applicant tracking and HRIS systems. In this cheat sheet, you'll find some commonly used codes that you can apply to your own workforce management.
Webinar - OFCCP Compensation Directive Guidance
OFCCP’s recent directives make clear that the agency now will seek more information about your compliance with this regulatory requirement if you are audited. What does this mean for you? In this one-hour session, Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Audit and HR Services, will walk federal contractors through these recent clarifications and how to best comply.
Webinar - How to Spot Hidden Discrimination in Recruiting
In this webinar, we will explore these hidden areas of discrimination and discuss ways to identify and transform your approach to make sure you are providing equal employment opportunities to applicants seeking employment at your company.
Webinar - 2022 NILG Conference Analysis
Join Beth Ronnenburg, Berkshire’s President, as she offers her analysis on some of the most important takeaways from the conference. What trends kept reappearing throughout the conference agenda? What were some of the most surprising and informative sessions from this year?
Checklist - Accommodations 101
Properly managing accommodations in the workplace is no easy task. That's why Berkshire has put together a checklist of a few key action items to help contractors like you navigate your accommodations process and remain ADA compliant.
Webinar - Ask Me Anything with Liz Balconi
Have you ever been working on your affirmative action plan and thought to yourself, “I really wish I had an expert to consult about this.” Well, you’re in luck! In this webinar, Liz will field questions and offer guidance to help you navigate some of the finer points of the affirmative action space.
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Webinar - Understanding OFCCP's New Compensation Directive
In this 30-minute session, Lynn Clements, Berkshire's Director of Audits and Regulatory Affairs, and Thomas Carnahan, our Manager of Compensation Services, will briefly explain the directive and take your questions.
Webinar - OFCCP Certification Portal Update and Analysis
Berkshire’s President Beth Ronnenburg will provide a timely overview of the newly implemented registration and certification process. Given that this process is still largely shrouded in unknowns, Beth will outline the practical implications of ‘what we know’ as well as ‘what we don’t know yet.’
Webinar - Reading & Interpreting Your AAP Reports
Your AAP is finished and it's time to interpret the data. But what is the data telling you? Join Berkshire's Suzanne Keys, for a webinar designed to help you navigate the analysis and implementation of your affirmative action plan.
Webinar - Using AAP Data for Diversity Planning
In this webinar, Director of Diversity Services Cheryl Boyer and Senior HR Consultant Kristen Johnson will explore the intersection between affirmative action and diversity -- and provide guidance on using data gleaned from your AAP for diversity planning and monitoring.
Illinois Pay Reporting - Are You Ready?
Watch as veteran employment attorney Maryelena Zaccardelli of Michael Best & Friedrich and Berkshire’s pay equity manager Dr. Thomas Carnahan discuss the ins and outs of the Illinois’ Equal Pay Registration Certification requirements.
Webinar - Performing an In-Depth Analysis of Your Applicant Selection Processes
You have conducted a preliminary review of your applicant and hiring process and have identified statistically significant adverse impact. Now what? Join Berkshire expert, Heather Gale, as we explore what to do next when your initial analysis suggests a potential problem in your selection process.
A Compensation Conversation with Special Guest Craig Leen
Special guest and Former OFCCP Director Craig Leen and Berkshire pay equity powerhouses Dr. Thomas Carnahan and Lynn Clements, Esq. share insights about trends emerging in the rapidly evolving world of compensation.
Webinar - Coding and Analyzing Hires, Promotions and Terminations in the AAP
As part of Berkshire’s ongoing series of webinars, this session discusses hire, promotion, and termination coding and analyses - how to define/distinguish the different types of personnel activities that occur in an organization and options when analyzing the personnel activity.
Webinar - What We Learned From the OFCCP in 2021
Berkshire's Director of Audit & HR Services, Lynn Clements identifies OFCCP’s current enforcement priorities, share lessons learned from OFCCP’s FY 2021 enforcement results and recent OFCCP compliance reviews, and offer insight into real-world EEO and affirmative action compliance and risk management strategies.
Webinar - Mastering Job Groups
In this session we will cover the importance of developing job groups in the affirmative action plan. Job groups are a crucial component of every AAP, and understanding the nuances of job groups will ensure that your AAP results are as accurate as possible.
Webinar - The Deep Dive Into Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA)
Perhaps you are familiar with Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) and how it is used in AAPs, but did you know it can be used for so much more? Join Berkshire Expert, Suzanne Keys as we take a deep dive into all the various uses for IRA.
Webinar - 2021 NILG Conference Analysis
Whether you attended NILG this year or were unable to make the trip, Berkshire is here to share our notes! Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Audit & HR Services, offers her analysis on some of the most important takeaways from the conference.
Webinar - Market Analysis Seminar
Would a market study help your business's bottom line? Tune into our session to learn the benefits of conducting a market analysis and ask questions of Berkshire's Pay Equity Manager, Thomas J. Carnahan, Ph.D.
Webinar - 2014-2018 EEO Census Tabulation - What You Need to Know
Join Berkshire expert Katie Johnson as she shares insights into the latest census data. We will also review the implications to consider when deciding when to implement the new data in your organization.
Webinar - Creating a Compliant Recruitment Life Cycle
This webinar will help you look deeper, understand your plan results, and map out action items to address areas of focus and meet compliance obligations. It will also provide you with ways to effectively manage your affirmative action obligations and reduce the risk of non-compliance.
Webinar - How Credit Unions Can Simplify HR Using Their ATS
Berkshire’s experts will discuss how to make your hiring process easier. We’ll show you 5 ways to use an applicant tracking system to simplify what you’re doing now while still attracting and engaging with those top candidates that you want to hire.
Webinar - Your Plan is Finished - Now What?
In this webinar, Berkshire's Charlotte Arnoldson and Tamanda Khanga will help you look deeper, understand your plan results, and map out action items to address areas of focus and meet compliance obligations.
Webinar - Accommodations 101
Berkshire's Tiffany Hughes and Kristen Johnson will discuss an employer’s obligations regarding accommodations in the workplace and explore common situations that may arise and how to address them.
Webinar - DEI 101: Creating a Diversity Strategy for Small Businesses
Join Berkshire’s Director of Diversity Services, Cheryl Boyer, as she will discuss ways to create a diversity strategy for small businesses.
Webinar - How to Keep Candidates Engaged across the Hiring Process Using Your ATS
Get tips from Berkshire professionals about how to keep candidates engaged throughout your hiring process and reduce candidate dropoff.
Webinar - Developing a Compensation Philosophy
Join Berkshire's Pay Equity Manager, Dr. Thomas Carnahan, for a discussion on both simple and complex strategies towards creating defensible compensation structures and philosophies.
Webinar - California Pay Data Reporting Update
Cindy Karrow, Managing Consultant, and Dr. Thomas Carnahan, Pay Equity Manager, teamed up to discuss the ramifications of the new law, what data will be required, and who will be required to file.
Webinar - 15 Years of the Internet Applicant Rule
Berkshire experts review the OFCCP’s Internet Applicant definition and real-world guidance for common implementation situations. This webinar will review the history behind the rule, what the rule is, and how it has been used in audits.
Webinar - Preparing For Your New AAP Year
Join Berkshire experts, Rachel Rubino and Stephanie Stahr as they discuss what steps you can take now to make the AAP process go quicker and complete your AAP closer to your plan date.
Webinar - OFCCP FY2020 Enforcement and Looking Ahead After the Election
Berkshire's Charu Avasthy and Sonia Chapin discuss a roundup of OFCCP movement and activity in the recently closed fiscal year
Webinar - Applicant Data Dos and Don'ts
Join Berkshire's Suzanne Keys and Tiffany Hughes as they discuss best practices for utilizing the Internet applicant definition to clearly define applicant pools, as well as how to navigate those tough common recruitment challenges.
Webinar - Affirmative Action - Beyond the Numbers
Berkshire's Liz Balconi discusses the non-statistical requirements of your AAP and offer best practices as you navigate the other elements of affirmative action compliance.
Webinar - Investing in Fun: How & Why to Enhance Employee Morale
Join Berkshire and balanceTRAK for a webinar that features guest speaker Deloria Nelson and includes a mini case study on employee morale.
Webinar - Using Data to Enhance Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
Join Berkshire's Cheryl Boyer and Thomas Carnahan to learn how to use data to enhance your diversity and inclusion efforts.
Webinar - Flip the Switch From Unconscious Bias to Conscious Inclusion
Manoj Tiwari and Elaine Orler join forces in this unique presentation to offer insights on navigating the inevitable challenges of unconscious bias with defensible conscious inclusion.
Webinar - Things to Consider to Calculate Accurate Availability Percentages
Join Berkshire's Katie Johnson to learn the things you need to consider when calculating accurate availability percentages.
Webinar - How to Address Promotions in Your AAP
Join Berkshire's Patti Sauer and Beth Conner to discuss promotions and how to best capture competitive and non-competitive promotions in your AAP.
Watch: OFCCP Update - How the Agency is Operating During the Health Crisis
Join Berkshire's own Lynn Clements, as she breaks down updates within OFCCP.
Webinar - Pay Equity 101 with Berkshire
Join Berkshire consultant Michele Hester as she breaks down the basics of Pay Equity in this highly-popular webinar.
Resource - Pay Equity Checklist
It can be intimidating to start your own pay equity analysis. But the experts at Berkshire have you covered!
Webinar - Collecting EEO Self-ID Information: Emerging Issues and Best Practices
Berkshire's Lynn Clements joins LocalJobNetwork to offer some best practices for improving the collection of self-ID data.
Webinar - What to Expect from OFCCP in 2020
Berkshire's President comes to you for this special webinar to forecast key trends in 2020.
FAQ - The What, Who, Why, How and When of Functional AAPs
FAAPs are available for use in lieu of establishment (location based) based AAPs.
Webinar - An Update on Section 503 Focused Reviews
Berkshire reports on what we're seeing from the OFCCP during recent section 503 focused reviews.
Case Study - 20 Years of Working with Berkshire
Marge Sachs has worked with Berkshire for almost 20 years. This is her experience with us.
FAQs - Affirmative Action FAQs
Check out one of our most commonly referenced resources, and build up a fundamental understanding of the world of affirmative action.
Webinar - Do's & Don'ts for Hiring within the Law
For this webinar, balanceTRAK welcomes the Evil HR Lady herself, Suzanne Lucas, to explore the intersections of employment law and talent acquisition.
White Paper - Definitions for EEO-1
Berkshire breaks down the definitions for EEO-1 contractors in this useful download.
White Paper - Definitions for EEO-4
Berkshire breaks down the definitions for EEO-4 contractors in this useful download.
White Paper - Definitions for EEO-6
Berkshire breaks down the definitions for EEO-6 contractors in this useful download.
White Paper - Creating AAP Job Groups— It’s an Art, Not a Science!
Get the “Five Tips for Creating Strategic AAP Job Groups” reference document from Berkshire's own Lynn Clements.
Webinar - OFCCP's Educational Institution's TAG
Join Berkshire consultants as they breakdown the key components of the OFCCP's new Educational Institutions Technical Assistance Guide.
Webinar - Exploring the Gig Economy and OFCCP Compliance.
During this free webinar, attendees will gain insight into how these alternative employment relationships are being met by OFCCP.