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Thoughts and ideas from InterConnect Human Resource Services, LLC

  • Understanding Federal Affirmative Action Plan Requirements
    April 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    Being responsible for the compliance of an organization is an important job. It helps ensure the company avoids costly fines and penalties, protects your professional reputation, and benefits the overall efforts to treat employees and clients fairly. On...

  • How to Update an Affirmative Action Compliance Program
    April 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    Affirmative action compliance programs were implemented to prevent discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, and national origin during the hiring process. In essence, they are designed to ensure that every qualifie...

  • What is Workforce Compliance and How Can You Uphold It?
    April 5, 2021 at 4:00 AM

    Workforce compliance is one of those terms that many business owners have likely heard of, yet not every one of them fully grasps what it means. That’s understandable, because it’s such a broad expression that encompasses multiple aspects of your busine...

  • What to know about InterConnnect’s pay equity analysis
    February 14, 2021 at 11:00 PM

    If you’re worried about employing the best and most current pay equality practices, then you came to the right place. With InterConnect’s pay equity analysis, we assure you we’ll find and remediate any and all disparities in pay that aren’t legally perm...

  • 5 HR requirements for government contractors
    January 15, 2021 at 7:00 AM

    When it comes to hiring and working with federal contractors, there are a lot of laws and statutes that apply. Additionally, failure to meet these requirements can lead to heavy penalties. Fortunately, the team at Read more

  • Why you should consider OFCCP training for recruiters
    December 23, 2020 at 6:00 AM

    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a part of the U.S. Department of Labor that ensures employers doing business with the Federal government are complying with non-discrimination laws and regulations. It is essential for recrui...

  • What are the EEO-1 Component 2 Filing Requirements?
    November 19, 2020 at 10:30 PM

    It’s critical for federal contractors to accurately file reports to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Not all companies realize that they need to be compliant with EEOC regulations, and risk penalties including the termination of their...

  • What do affirmative action programs involve? Advice from affirmative action compliance training pros
    October 20, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    While all employers should follow EEOC laws, certain government contractors must also have specific affirmative action programs in place. These programs are designed to eliminate discrimination in the workplace. Not having an affirmative action plan in ...

  • What companies are required to file EEO-1 reports?
    September 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    A successful, growing company is certainly something to celebrate, but this growth also results in additional responsibilities for business leadership teams.

    Case in point: Once you hire your 15th employee, the government will require you to file...

  • OFCCP audit support: 2 things you need to know about audit penalties
    August 24, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    As the manager and leader of your team, you have a never-ending list of tasks to worry about. Sometimes, administrative duties and paperwork take a backseat to everything else.

    But unfortunately, things like OFCCP audits can take place, and you n...

  • How to do an adverse impact analysis with the Four-Fifths Rule
    July 27, 2020 at 7:00 AM

    Maintaining compliance during your company’s hiring process can be a convoluted, difficult thing to keep track of. It’s why many companies choose to outsource this work to experienced human resource agencies rather than take care of it in-house.

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  • What You Need to Know About Federal Affirmative Action Plan Requirements
    June 30, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Any contractor doing business with the United States government must be aware of all federal Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) requirements and develop a strategy in accordance with these guidelines. Contractors must maintain all appropriate records, send a...

  • The Importance Of Implementing Diversity and Inclusion Outreach Programs
    June 2, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    If you’re running a business of 50 or more employees, you are legally obligated to implement diversity and inclusion programs into your company. Interconnect Human Resources is your first resource to reach out to when you’re in need of consultation and ...

  • Why You Should Outsource Your Company’s Affirmative Action Plan
    April 27, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Affirmative action plans are an integral part of your company that foster a culture of diversity and talent. By law, a company of at least 50 or more employees is required to have an affirmative action plan in place. Affirmative action plans are oversee...

  • COVID-19 Updates for Government Contractors
    April 9, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    As businesses are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we all need to do our part to follow the safety procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities.

    Our team at InterConnect Human Resource Servic...

  • COVID Announcement from the OFCCP
    April 9, 2020 at 4:00 AM

    Federal, state and local areas have all mobilized to respond to both the COVID-19 virus and its impact on people, the economy and other essential functions.

    Along with most other agencies, the Office of Federal Contract Compliant Programs (OFCCP) ...

  • Help With Filing the EEO-1 Report
    March 3, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    EEO-1 Compliance and Reporting in 2020

    The deadline for EEO-1 compliance and reporting for 2020 is March 31. Interconnect Human Resources Service is your one-stop-shop for a range of servi...

  • EEO-1 Report Filing and Compliance 101: How to File an EEO-1 Report
    February 5, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    If you’ve never filed an EEO-1 report for your business before, you may have some questions about the process. There’s no doubt, EEO-1 report filing and compliance obligations can feel daunting, especially if you’ve never submitted a report before.

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  • What Your Business Should Know About EEO-1 Compliance
    January 6, 2020 at 5:00 AM

    Federal contracting and subcontracting supports millions of jobs and thousands of private companies across the United States. From sole proprietorships to multinational corporations with a global reach, the United States government relies on these firms...

  • Why and When a Government Contractor Needs an Affirmative Action Plan
    December 17, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    If your company contracts with the federal government, either directly or as a subcontractor, you may need to have a written affirmative action plan in place. Whether you require one or not depends on the number of employees you have and the size of you...

  • Unconscious Bias and How to Expand Your Diversity and Inclusion Programs
    December 5, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    No one is immune to unconscious or implicit bias. This is because our brains are hard-wired to make unconscious decisions—which is precisely why unconscious bias is so difficult to identify. Unconscious bias is a major concern in human resources because...