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You are a newly hired HR staffing specialist for MEGAQUIPMENT, a private-sector employer in the business of making large, earthmoving equipment mainly for the U.S. government. Your boss has asked you to write a 2- to 3-page news release on best practices in the recruitment of females. He also would like you to discuss the recruitment of military veterans. Tailor your discussion as much as possible to recruiting these targeted applicants to the large equipment industry.

Draw on your own research to identify (by name) real-life, private sector employers who have used some of the recruitment techniques that you propose. Discuss their real-life experiences as examples in your news release.

Bring in at least 2 TUI library sources plus any applicable background readings to help strengthen your discussion.

Upload your assignment by the module due date. The assignment should be 2-3 pages, not counting the cover and reference pages

Drug-Free Workplace Act, retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/elaws/asp/drugfree/screen4.htm

E.O. 12989 E-Verify for Federal Contractors, retrieved from For Federal Contractors

Felsberg, E. J. (2005, Summer). Affirmative action overview for federal contractors. Employment Relations Today, 32(2), 101-105. Retrieved from ProQuest.

The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act, retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/compliance/laws/comp-vevraa.htm

Optional Reading

Cranford, M. Drug Testing and the Right to Privacy: Arguing the Ethics of Workplace Drug Testing. Journal of Business Ethics; Dec 1998; 17, 16, pg. 1805

Department of Labor, Sample affirmative action program (AAP), retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/pdf/sampleaap.pdf

Employment Law Information Network (information on recent cases, laws, HRM-related topics). Retrieved from http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/01/art1full.pdf

Equal Employment Opportunity Laws (Federal), website. Retrieved from http://eeoc.gov. (See this website for the major federal EEO laws.)

Federal contractors, compliance assistance, retrieved from the Department of Labor website, http://www.dol.gov/compliance/audience/fedcontractor.htm

Fitzpatrick J., Perine, J., Dutton, B. & Floyd, K. (2011, January). State labor legislation enacted in 2010. Monthly Labor Review, 134(1). Retrieved http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/01/art1full.pdf

Human Resource Management and the Law, Retrieved from http://www.scribd.com/doc/18002088/Chapter-4-Human-Resource-Management-and-the-Law

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, website. Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/index.htm (See this website for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and E.O. 11246.)

State Employment laws, website. Retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/state.htm

Summary of the major laws of the Department of Labor, retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/opa/aboutdol/lawsprog.htm

U. S. Department of Labor, elaws, retrieved from http://www.dol.gov/elaws/

U. S. Equal Opportunity Commission, Best Practices of Private Sector Employers. Retrieved from http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/Best-Practices.htm

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Recruitment of Females
For decades, the share of women in this filed has remained under 3% because of previous discrimination that has prevented women from entering and staying in the field. Sexual harassment and hostility, lack of mentors, and stereotyped assumptions about women's capabilities all contribute to the problem. Unequal access to construction jobs in turn negatively affects women's income, as traditionally male fields pay higher wages and have a lower wage gap than those dominated by women. More must be done to reverse this trend in construction, and the growth of women's participation in similar nontraditional field shows that it is possible.
Some of the best practices to recruit females in this type of industry, would be as follows:
1. Advertise job postings with minority and non-traditional job boards such as the National Women's Law Center.
2. Prevent disparate ...

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The best Practices in the recruitment of women and veterans.