• HR Management: Record Retention

      November 17, 2010 | Blog/Uncategorized

      Written by:  Cheryl Nathan, Director, HR Services I know that most people think springtime is the time of the year for the big clean and purge in their homes – for me it’s November.  With two young children in the house, I have to purge toys and other “stuff” – to make room for the new stuff End excerpt

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    • HR Management: Employment-Related Posters

      November 1, 2010 | Blog

      HR Management: Making employment poster information accessible to ALL employees.

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    • IRS W-2 Reporting Announcements – Employee Benefits

      October 18, 2010 | Blog

      Written by: Mike Duvall, HR and Benefits Advisor With the passage of ACA (Healthcare Reform), there were a number of individuals who interpreted the law much differently from the way it was written.  The most popular I remember regarded Death Panels, and now, the ever popular Taxation of Employer Sponsored Premium Payments. Some people thought at first, because of End excerpt

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    • HR Management and Government Contractors

      September 15, 2010 | Blog

      When it comes to sound HR Management, you may be wondering whether an ethics/code of conduct is required for government contractors. We will address the topic here.

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    • Sexual Harassment Policy- From Defense to Offense

      September 8, 2010 | Blog

      Written by:  Cheryl Nathan, Director HR Services The recent case of Hewlett-Packard’s CEO Mark Hurd has made not only HR headlines, but national news headlines.  In the HR world, it has provided a real life example of how sexual harassment in the workplace extends beyond “regular” employees – in this case, to outside contractors.  The implications from this End excerpt

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    • HR Staffing: Top 10 Qualities I Look for in a Candidate

      September 2, 2010 | Blog/Uncategorized

      Written by: Heather Sandell, Staffing Manager When you reach the screening and interviewing stage in your talent acquisition process, you start to rate candidates by more than just skills and qualifications laid out on a resume.  You now are interacting with the individual and assessing them on a personal level. When you prepare for interviews and decide upon the questions End excerpt

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    • Top 4 HR Compliance Issues- Part I

      August 10, 2010 | Blog

      Written by: Patrick Hill, Executive Vice President As an HR management consulting firm, we are often asked by employers working with government contractors,  “What are the major HR compliance areas that I should be concerned with?” This is obviously a loaded question as there are many areas of HR compliance that companies must focus on.  However, within End excerpt

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    • HR Risk Management – Your Own Employees are a Risk Exposure!

      July 28, 2010 | Blog

      Most companies realize the critical need of implementing HR policies & procedures, trainings and establishing an employee handbook. However, many still seem to be somewhat **blind** to the fact that even with these HR controls in place, they are not excluded from the risk of lawsuits. Even though a Maryland company may exercise the ‘employment at will clause’ for termination – it does NOT mean that an employee cannot nor will End excerpt

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    • Hot Topics in HR Management

      July 27, 2010 | Blog

      Foster Thomas is the Mid-Atlantic region’s leading HR Management Consulting organization. Providing best-in-class HR-focused professional services since 1993, FosterThomas creates custom, scalable HR solutions for emerging and mid-sized organizations, government contractors and non-profits.

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    • FosterThomas Launches HR Management Blog

      July 27, 2010 | News & Press/Payroll

      FosterThomas, a leading Mid-Atlantic HR Management Consulting organization, recently entered the blogosphere creating a forum for HR and Executive leadership to share ideas and concerns relating to current issues in the realm of Human Resources

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