Creative Recruiting Strategies to Help You Stand Out From the Crowd

Posted by Lauren Collinson on February 12 2016

We’re currently in the midst of the strongest job market in recent memory, which means HR professionals’ jobs are more complex by the day. The national unemployment rate currently sits at 4.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. With such a small pool of talent to work with, how do you find the best candidates—or more importantly, how do they find you?

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Tags: Recruitment Process, HR Training, Employer Branding, HR solutions

Affirmative Action Planning in 2016: How Training Can Help

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on February 10 2016

Covered federal contractors and subcontractors are required by Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to have a written Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) in place. For an organization to have a compliant plan, it is imperative HR professionals familiarize themselves with best practices for developing, managing, and updating an AAP. They must also be aware of the latest regulatory changes and enforcement to ensure they protect their companies from potential liability. With recent OFCCP updates including the new Scheduling Letter, and pending changes to compensation data collection requirements, there’s a lot to be aware of for the coming year.

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Tags: Compensation Compliance, Affirmative Action, Diversity, HR Training, Disability (IWD), OFCCP Audit, Workplace Discrimination

Top HR Recruitment Trends to Plan Ahead for in 2016

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on February 9 2016

When it comes to effective recruitment, it pays to take a step back every once in a while to analyze your current hiring strategies and think about adjusting them to include current HR trends. Just like understanding industry news can help you find talent for your company, so can recognizing viable trends that will dictate your future recruiting plans. Here are four trends you should consider planning ahead for in 2016:

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Three Ways ATS Helps You Manage High Applicant Volume

Posted by Lauren Collinson on February 8 2016

Companies, big and small, often find themselves flooded with résumés for a single job posting. This is the norm for HR departments in the digital age, where applicants are available in every corner of the world because of incredible advancements with the Internet.

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Recruitment Process

What is HR Really Worried About?

Posted by Mary Madden on February 3 2016

This guest post is by Brian Osborne, Human Resources Manager / Assistant Business Manager at Justifacts. Justifacts’ background screening services are fully integrated with Berkshire’s BALANCEtrak applicant tracking system.

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Tags: HR Training, HR solutions

Case Study: How Admiral Beverage Company Improved its Hiring Process with BALANCEtrak

Posted by Berkshire Associates on February 3 2016

Reducing cost and improving efficiency become increasingly important as companies grow. Recruitment and Human Resources are areas where logistics, volume, and competition intersect. For these groups, the ability to move quickly is key. Otherwise, the departments face losing existing talent, failing to attract new candidates, being outpaced by competition, and costing the organization money in the process. Read more for a first-hand look at how Admiral Bevarage Company increased applicants, retained top talent, and saved time and money with BALANCEtrak, Berkshire’s easy-to-use applicant tracking system:

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Recruitment Process, HR solutions

Three Technologies That Can Reboot Your HR Department

Posted by Mary Madden on February 2 2016

So many articles nowadays are geared toward helping you perfect your role, but there aren’t many that consider the technology you work with daily. The tools you use will ultimately dictate the success you have with candidates. The digital age has made it much easier for HR departments to stay in touch with potential hires, and take a lot of stress off some recruiter’s shoulders. Consider implementing these pieces of technology in your recruitment process.

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Tags: Applicant Tracking, Recruitment Process, HR solutions, Video Recruitment

President Obama Proposes New Pay Equity Rules

Posted by Coriana Spencer, Marketing Coordinator, Berkshire Associates on January 29 2016

On Friday, January 29, 2016, President Obama announced a new plan to advance equal pay. President Obama’s proposal requires companies to report to the federal government what they pay employees by race, gender, and ethnicity. “Women are not getting the fair shot we believe every single American deserves,” said the President. The new rules are a part of his efforts to prevent firms from paying women less for doing the same work as men. “What kind of example does paying women less set for our sons and daughters?” According to The New York Times, the proposal mandates companies with 100 employees or more to include salary information on a job form they already submit annually that reports employees sex, age, and job groups.

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Tags: Compensation Compliance, Diversity, Sex Discrimination

Should You Lean Toward Global or Local Recruiting?

Posted by Lauren Collinson on January 26 2016

We live in a globally connected world, but does that necessarily mean HR departments should expand their reach for international talent? Many experts argue no, plain and simple. There are a number of barriers in the way that prevent HR departments from implementing an efficient global hiring strategy, including dialect, resources, and the lack of brand reach strength.

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Tags: Recruitment Process, HR Training, Employer Branding, Get the Hire You Desire

Successful Video Interviews Begin With Preparation

Posted by Mary Madden on January 25 2016

Video is becoming incredibly popular in the interview process and for good reason. Large companies that need to fly top talent to their headquarters for interviews have come to the realization that ticket expenses quickly add up and can be an inefficient way of interviewing candidates. Popular programs like Skype have burst onto the HR scene as an effective way of interviewing clients who aren’t close to the job siteand even those who are.

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Tags: Recruitment Process, Employer Branding, Video Recruitment