charles river associates labor and employment

Proactive Employment Consulting

CRA regularly provides proactive analyses of organizations’ employment practices. We work with counsel to prepare internal audits of employment outcomes and develop systems that allow for periodic monitoring of staffing and pay decisions. As part of this review we look at the underlying criteria utilized by decision-makers to determine what may be generating the apparent adverse impact on a particular employee group. CRA also develops user-friendly tools that clients rely on for smaller decisions to determine if further examination is appropriate. Using these analyses clients can identify specific organizational unit or stage of selection process that may lead to unintended outcomes. CRA’s analyses are grounded in labor economic theory, underlying market conditions, and client-specific policies and procedures.

Our focus areas


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    CRA consultants conduct analysis of teacher hiring practices
    CRA consultants conducted an analysis of teacher hiring practices at Greenwich Public Schools (GPS) from 2017 to 2022, finding results to be consistent with a...
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  • 02
    Investigation into employment test reliability for security officers
    CRA’s labor economists teamed with Michael Campion, an industrial organization psychologist and Chaired Professor of Management at Purdue University, to...
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  • 03
    Pay equity review for a private, not-for-profit institution of higher education
    CRA’s labor economists advised counsel to an accredited, private, not-for-profit institution of higher education regarding an institution-wide pay equity audit...
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