Hirecentrix - Knowledge Base
Robert A. Erickson, CPA
A company's use of outside recruiting agencies has often been a neglected aspect of internal auditing. However, several concerns should be addressed to avoid potential problems in the use of outside recruiting firms. A pre-determination of the number of firms used and the selection of specific firms, as well as the kind of contract required of each firm should be established.
In our last issue we began an analysis of the legal pitfalls managers can face when dealing with problems created by employees' use, and misuse, of social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. We also offered some practical advice.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
- Q: What is the purpose of the Guidelines?
A: The guidelines are designed to aid in the achievement of our nation's goal of equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion or national origin.
No advantage is too small when faced with a difficult search, and there’s simply no reason not to ask for as much help as possible before you begin—especially from your client. Not only do I want to know the sources of all candidates interviewed to date, I also want to know where candidates with the requisite skills might be found, such as competitors, companies with similar products, non-profit organizations, universities, research centers and so on.
Background: On November 17, 2011, the EEOC issued an informal discussion letter about how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to qualification standards for jobs. The letter can be found at
Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.
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