Category Archives: Blog

HR Management and Government Contractors

Written by: Beth Bulger, Director HR Services When it comes to sound HR Management, you may be wondering whether an ethics/code of conduct is required for government contractors.  So- let me address the topic. Amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) require most companies doing business directly or indirectly with the federal government …

Sexual Harassment Policy- From Defense to Offense

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 …

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

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 …

Top 4 HR Compliance Issues- Part I

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.  …

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

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 …

Hot Topics in HR Management

Welcome to the FosterThomas “Hot Topics in HR Management” Blog This forum will serve as your ‘go-to’ source for all things Human Resources. Whether it’s guidance you seek, or a forum for idea sharing, or simply a place to vent about your own HR frustrations; we’re here to provide value-rich human resource information for clients, …
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