Arbita and Pinnacle Partner Up To Help Organizations Avoid Potential Liabilities

Minneapolis, MN — May 6, 2010 — Arbita, a leading provider of recruitment marketing solutions, and Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services, an HR consulting leader in providing affirmative action planning solutions, are working together to connect the parallel but often disconnected worlds of recruitment and affirmative action planning.

In today’s rapidly shifting worlds of recruitment marketing technology and affirmative action planning and compliance, there are two options available for organizations: Live in the past, where recruiting and affirmative action planning existed apart from each other, or live in the now, where the two not only blend together but also support each other.

“Every part of the recruitment process carries potential hazards and liabilities for complying with affirmative action standards,” says Don Ramer, founder and CEO of Arbita. “Our combined mission is to help organizations avoid those potential liabilities through improved, better-targeted sourcing and hiring, making the most of the organization’s employment brand. We also help organizations do more with their recruitment marketing dollars to meet the demands of OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) compliance and quality hiring.”

“What’s happening now that I haven’t seen in my 13 years in the affirmative action business,” says David Scheffler, Senior Director of Affirmative Action Compliance Consulting for Pinnacle, “is that the OFCCP is now asking for detailed applicant data much earlier in the auditing process even before they’ve uncovered a potential problem during the desk audit. This is a significant shift.”

Organizations must accept the waves of change or risk being swept under a tide of costly penalties. And if the organization works in combination with an experienced, solution-driven affirmative action consulting expert, and a leading-edge recruitment marketing solutions company, the benefits can be tremendous. Among the results:

• Reduced exposure to noncompliance lawsuits.
• Reduced administrative costs.
• Improved quality of hires.
• Enhanced and more efficient diversity recruitment.

In addition to working together, Arbita and Pinnacle will be publishing a thought leadership article on recruitment, affirmative action guidelines, and how technology can play a significant role in both. “Tearing Down the Wall Between Recruitment and Affirmative Action Planning”, will be available for download soon and will focus on the newest guidelines and how recruitment technology can help your organization keep up with them.

About Arbita
Since 1993, Arbita has been connecting leading employers with the best talent on the Internet, all over the world. Our recruitment marketing technology, media planning and consulting services have been developed with the belief that every client deserves a partner with their best interests at heart. Arbita is based in Minneapolis, Minn., and on the Web at

About Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services
Pinnacle Affirmative Action Services is an HR consulting leader in providing complete solutions to all of your company’s affirmative action planning needs. Pinnacle provides excellence in customer service while building client partnerships based upon trust and integrity. Services include AAP development, Recruitment Compliance Consulting, Salary/Pay Equity Analysis, OFCCP Audit Support and EEO/AA Training and Webinars. Pinnacle is based in New Orleans, and on the Web at

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