Pizza Hut’s New Brand: What HR Can Learn about Employer Branding

Posted by Coriana Spencer

Following two years of declining sales, Pizza Hut has recently launched a new brand. Pizza Hut hopes re-branding will assist them in retaining current customers and attracting new business. While your organization may not need to think of a creative way to make pizza, all organizations experience the need to build, or re-build, an employer brand—specifically for the purpose of retaining and attracting top talent. When building a new employer brand, Pizza Hut used three important steps which all organizations can learn from.

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Tags: Recruitment Process, HR Training, HR and Social Media, Employer Branding

Three Ways to Get the Most out of Your Applicant Tracking System

Posted by Lauren Morency, HR Consultant

Using an applicant tracking system (ATS) can make a huge difference in your company’s recruitment process. It will save you time, help keep applications organized, and allow you to track all of your open requisitions throughout the year. To get the most out of your ATS, here are three things you should do:

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Recruitment Process, HR Training, Employer Branding

Celebrating Diversity During the Holidays

Posted by Coriana Spencer

It's the holiday season! The holidays are a time of celebration, food, and fun, but it is also a time where companies must be sensitive to the varying religious and cultural customs of employees. It is nearly impossible to acknowledge every holiday celebrated during this time, however there are steps organizations can take to create an inclusive environment around the holidays. Here are three steps to consider when embracing diversity and encouraging an inclusive environment during the holidays:

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Tags: Diversity, HR Training, Employer Branding, HR solutions, Workplace Discrimination

Affirmative Action Update: OFCCP Issues New Scheduling Letter FAQs

Posted by Lynn A. Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) posted new answers to several frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the agency’s Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing, which was revised in September. The new FAQs clarify the data a contractor is expected to provide to the agency in response to Items 9, 10, 13, and 14 of the Itemized Listing when the contractor is six months or more into its affirmative action plan year at the time a scheduling letter is received.

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Tags: Affirmative Action, Disability (IWD), OFCCP Audit

The Top Five Features of an Effective Applicant Tracking System for 2015

Posted by Michele Whitehead, SPHR, Senior Manager, Client Services

The season is upon us where we begin reflecting on the year behind us and making our resolutions for the year ahead—not just personally but professionally too. For those of us responsible for affirmative action compliance, we will reflect back on 2014 as a year of significant regulatory change that forced us to take a hard look at our outreach and recruitment processes and programs. And now we look forward to 2015 as a year where all of our outreach and recruitment processes should be in compliance. One thing that’s a must is having an effective applicant tracking system (ATS). If adding or replacing an ATS is on your list of resolutions, here are the top five features to look for in 2015:

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Recruitment Process, Affirmative Action, Diversity, HR Training, Disability (IWD), Veterans, Employer Branding

OFCCP Releases Fall Regulatory Agenda for Affirmative Action Enforcement Efforts

Posted by Lynn A. Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs

The Fall Regulatory Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Agenda was released last week. OFCCP has five items listed on its agenda, summarized in the downloadable pdf below. Please note, dates are estimates made by the agency. Berkshire recommends being proactive and prepare for any pending regulation changes. 

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OFCCP to Issue LGBT Final Regulations

Posted by Lynn A. Clements, Director, Regulatory Affairs

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is poised to issue final regulations to implement Executive Order 13672, which amended Executive Order 11246 to prohibit discrimination by federal contractors on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The final regulations, which are already available on OFCCP’s website, will become effective 120 days after they are published in the Federal Register. We expect official publication to occur within the next week.

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Tags: Recruitment Process, Affirmative Action, Diversity, HR Training, Workplace Discrimination

NADOHE Announces New Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers

Posted by Coriana Spencer

The National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) has developed Standards of Professional Practice for Chief Diversity Officers (CDOs). A position founded on a passion for equity, diversity, and inclusion, the CDO now has standards of professional practice which properly guide individual administrators and institutions when defining and emphasizing the evolving role of CDOs on campus.

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Tags: Affirmative Action, Diversity, Workplace Discrimination

3 Things Every HR Professional Should be Thankful For

Posted by Lauren Collinson

It’s time for Thanksgiving, which for many of us means taking the time to reflect on things we are thankful for. So that got me thinking, when it comes to HR professionals, what are some of the top things they should be thankful for? Yes, there’s the obvious—coffee, happy hour, vacation days, chocolate…but what else?

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Compensation Compliance, HR and Social Media

HR Just Got Better with the eGuide for the Awesome HR Professional!

Posted by Lauren Collinson

Let’s keep it real…if you’re an HR professional, you’re definitely awesome. Only awesome people can do what you do each day. From managing job requisitions to implementing the latest compliance requirements  in your affirmative action program—you wear a lot of hats and do it spectacularly. Which is exactly why Berkshire developed its “eGuide for the Awesome HR Professional” filled with the latest HR information and insights to make you, well, even more awesome (and hopefully make your job a bit easier)!

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Compensation Compliance, Affirmative Action, HR Training, HR solutions