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Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 days ago

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  • Designing Job Groups

    A core component of a federal contractor’s affirmative action plan (AAP) is the creation of a job group structure. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) regulations state the “job group analysis is a method of combining job titles within the contractor’s establishment” (41 CFR 60-2.12). However, what does this mean? What is the best way to do this? Why does this matte...

  • Getting Your Workforce to Self-Identify as Disabled

    In the last two years, federal contractors started tracking and reporting the workforce percentage that self-identified as being an Individual with a Disability (IWD). Time and time again, we hear from employers that applicants and current employees are unlikely or uncomfortable providing their disability status as part of the employment process. Employers are consistently reporting lo...

  • Updated Disability Self-Identification Form Must be Implemented Immediately

    The Office of Management Budget (OMB) has renewed the voluntary self-identification form federal contractors must use to solicit disability status information from applicants and employees. The new form was approved without change and is valid until January 31, 2020. Federal contractors are required to either download the renewed form(s) or update their electronic version(s) of the for...

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Employee Referral Programs – The Good and the Bad

    Employee referral programs can be one of the best sources for hiring good employees. But these programs can also come with some unintended consequences, if not implemented well. There are a least three good reasons for companies to have an employee referral program:

  • President Trump Names Gorsuch as Supreme Court Nominee

    On January 31, President Trump announced his choice for the Supreme Court seat that has been open for almost a year. His nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch, currently serving as a Federal appeals judge in Denver, may signal a more conservative approach for the Court for years to come. Gorsuch is known for his adherence to the original Constitution, rather than approaching it as an evolving ...

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • NEW I-9 Form Now Required

    Beginning January 22, 2107, employers started using a revised I-9 form to verify new hires’ eligibility to work in the United States. The new form is dated November 14, 2016. The previous form dated March 8, 2013, is no longer acceptable.  For more information and a copy of the new form go to www.uscis.gov/i-9-central.

  • White House Will Not Rescind LGBT Executive Order

    On January 31, 2017 the White House shared that President Trump will not override the Executive Order (EO) signed during the Obama administration providing workplace protections for LGBT employees working on federal contracts. EO 13672, signed by President Obama in 2014, extended existing EO 11246 protections for federal contract employees to also prohibit employment discrimination bas...

  • Looking into the Crystal Ball: Predictions for Federal Contractors in 2017

    Now that the transfer of power has taken place in Washington, D.C., the only certainty the Federal government contractor community can count on is change. For OFCCP and DOL watchers, the extent of that change and the areas where it will be concentrated is up for debate, so we have summarized a few fearless predictions about what may come in the new year.

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 4 months ago

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  • Strengthen Your Affirmative Action Planning Skills With Berkshire’s Training Course

    Ensure your organization is compliant with OFCCP regulations by equipping yourself with the proper information and resources. If you’re new to affirmative action or need a refresher due to the new regulations, you should register for Berkshire’s Fundamentals of Affirmative Action Planning class. In addition to 14 HRCI credits, you will gain expert insight into the required components o...

  • Balance Your Workforce With These Essential Skills

    As an HR professional, a critical aspect of your job is being able to assess the skills of a candidate and determine whether they would be a good fit for your organization. However, many of the evaluation and prescreening processes conducted when going through résumés revolve around the hard skills of applicants. While these qualifications are certainly relevant, they are not the onl...

  • OFCCP Announces Expansion of Mega Construction Project Program

    Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced the expansion of its Mega Construction Project (MCP) program. According to OFCCP, an MCP is “a major federally funded or federally assisted construction project.” During the early stages of the project, OFCCP engages the different stakeholders in a community, and then focuses on community outreach, technical assi...

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • The EEO-1 2016 Filing Cycle is Coming to an End: Are You Prepared?

    Companies who are required to file EEO-1s must file their reports by September 30, 2016. The desired method for filing EEO-1s is by entering the data into the EEO-1 website or generating an electronic upload file. For companies who have been filing by an electronic upload file, there is an exciting new development.

  • Maximize the Benefits of Social Recruiting With a Strategic Approach

    Today, people spend a considerable amount of time on social media and online professional networks, making them an ideal channel for targeting both passive and active candidates. However, to maximize the benefits of social recruiting, you must adopt a strategic approach. Here’s how to build your strategy:

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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  • Rules of Thumb for High-Volume Job Openings

    Crafting a job description that will be seen by as many candidates as possible—and subsequently handling the work that comes along with it—is a difficult part of a recruiter’s job. If you find yourself wondering how you can improve your process, first be sure you’re adhering to the following rules of thumb:

  • Government Finalizes Rules to Implement Blacklisting Executive Order

    The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council and U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)  issued a final rule implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order—often called the Blacklisting Rule. Proposed rules published in May 2015 drew significant criticism from federal contractors, and with few significant changes made to the proposal, many expect a potential legal challenge ...

  • Master Sourcing in the Recruiting Process

    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.

Berkshire Associates Inc.

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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