• Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA): Grandfather Rules

      March 6, 2011 | Blog

      Now that we are a year into this (Healthcare Reform/Affordable Care Act), I feel more comfortable asking our fully insured benefits clients …

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    • HR Compliance: Potential Government Shutdown & Contractor Implications

      March 3, 2011 | Blog

      Written by Beth Bulger, Director of HR Services If lawmakers do not pass a funding extension by March 4th, we may see a government shutdown. If this occurs, only essential operations would continue, leading to a furlough of thousands of federal workers. The most recent shutdowns occurred for 5 days in November 1995 and 21 End excerpt

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    • HR Staffing and Recruiting: Skype and the Job Interview

      March 1, 2011 | Blog

      Written by Heather Sandell, Staffing Manager The times they are a changing…Who ever thought you could sit in the comfort of your own home and interview for a job!  It is quickly becoming the HR staffing and recruiting interview method of choice for companies with candidates not within close geographical proximity to the interview location or interviews End excerpt

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    • 2010 EEOC Results Show Increase in Employment Practices Liability Claims

      February 24, 2011 | Blog

      Written by Sarah Cohen, Director of Risk Management On January 11 2011, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its 2010 statistics regarding the number and types of discrimination charges filed.  While many of the different types of charges had an increase, 2010 marked a record year for the number of discrimination charges. Additionally, 2010 End excerpt

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    • HR Staffing and Recruiting: What I Look For In a Resume

      February 17, 2011 | Blog/Uncategorized

      Written by, Cheryl Nathan, Director of HR Services I recently read an HR blog titled “Rethinking Resume Buzzwords” by Eileen Mager. Since I just recently plowed through hundreds of Administrative Assistant applicant resumes (as part of our HR Staffing and Recruiting services), I found this blog post interesting. Eileen quoted a recently released list (from LinkedIn) End excerpt

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    • Video Interviewing: A New Trend in Corporate Recruiting

      January 28, 2011 | Blog

      As a Staffing Manager, I stay current with our clients, their needs and the changing landscape of hiring tools and recruiting practices.

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    • Do you have an Affirmative Action Plan? Know the FAQs

      December 29, 2010 | Blog

      If you have 50 or more employees and a contract or subcontract worth $50,000 or more, by law you must develop and maintain a written affirmative action plan (AAP).

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    • Talent Management / Human Capital Management Best Practices for 2011

      December 22, 2010 | Blog

      Written by Heather Sandell, FosterThomas Staffing Manager Is your organization a place where people want to work, stay engaged and talk about with fondness on Facebook?  Are you already following some best practices for your talent management? What is the best way that your organization can get a great start in 2011?  Make sure you follow a End excerpt

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    • The Importance of Accurate Job Descriptions

      December 9, 2010 | Blog

      Written By: Beth Bulger, Director of HR Services It is essential to maintain accurate job descriptions.  Job descriptions are important both from a legal and practical standpoint. From a practical point of view, job descriptions help the jobholder understand the responsibilities of the position and provide a sense of where the job fits into the End excerpt

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    • 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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