A more challenging obstacle to overcome is acquiring “the right” candidate. How should I reach the appropriate job market? Should I consider new channels, like social media? Do I have enough knowledge on the position to properly evaluate each candidate? All of these are important questions to consider when seeking out the perfect candidate.
Added pressure on government contractors
Government contractors are held to higher operating standards than commercial contractors. Since these standards are more rigorous, contractors are regularly scrutinized and evaluated to see if they are at least demonstrating compliance with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) administered regulations. Some of the most common staffing and recruiting laws that government contractors overlook are:
The DOL’s oversight of these agencies resulted in $250 million paid by government contractors in the form of back wages. Back wage fines are not accounted for in RFP bids, and therefore are not refundable by the government, leaving employers on the hook for the fines.