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  • Do You Frequently Make Excuses?
    by Carole Kanchier - February 19, 2018
    Do you feel stuck in your career? Do you want to make a career change, but keep making excuses? Do you say, “yea, but,” to justify why you can’t pursue desired goals? What does this quiz say bout you? To identify the degree to which you may be stuck and reasons you’re trapped, answer “yes” or “no:” I. I’m usually tired. 2. I have little time for leisure activitie...
  • 5 Tips to Ace a Surprise Phone Screen Interview
    by Thea Kelley - February 16, 2018
    If you’re open to new job opportunities, you know it’s smart to keep your resume updated. But did you know it’s equally important to be ready for a phone screen interview – which could happen at any time? And are you ready? A headhunter may find you through a personal referral or LinkedIn and give you a call. Make no mistake – this “chat” is an interview! And typically fewer than...
  • Defining the Group with the Highest Selection Rate in Adverse Impact Analysis: Uniform Guidelines Methods May Mislead
    by Dan Kuang - February 14, 2018
    Adverse Impact (AI) analysis between two groups is simple and straightforward. Historically, Whites were considered the majority compared to all other groups, but today best practices dictate a closer look at all race groups. AI investigations become significantly more complex when there are two or more groups to analyze, such as the case with individual race (e.g., Asian, African-American, Hispanic, White). Specifically, wh...
  • Federal Tax Bill Offers a Nod to the #MeToo Movement
    by Connie Bertram, Emilie Adams - February 14, 2018
    On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed a sweeping tax bill (the 'Tax Cuts and Jobs Act' or 'Act') that overhauls much of the United States tax code and touches almost every section of the country's economy. Hidden within the more than 1,000 pages of the recently-passed GOP tax plan is a relatively small provision suddenly getting a lot of attention from employers and their counsel. Section 13307 of the Act &ndas...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law Part II: Pay Analysis Groups
    by Bill Doyle - February 14, 2018
    In my initial article, published on November 17, 2017, I proposed an evaluation of OFCCP's recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, 'What is Law?' I outlined controversial positions taken under a different Administration, and the new Administration's consideration of the regulatory and enforcement approaches to be implemented on its watch. I also noted...
  • OFCCP Sends Notices About Pending Compliance Reviews
    by Bill Osterndorf - February 14, 2018
    On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) sent 1,000 notices to federal contractors and subcontractors. These notices inform employers that one or more of their facilities are likely to be the subject of an affirmative action compliance review during 2018. OFCCP has been sending these notices to employers for about ten years. These notices, which are for...
  • One Veteran’s Story: A Profile of Courage and Perseverance After Military Service Transition
    by Jenny Nelson - February 14, 2018
    Dan Newberry joined the Army right after high school, expecting to complete a lifelong military career. That plan ended abruptly in 2012. Honorably discharged due to a medical-related disability, Dan soon found himself adrift. 'I went from having a sense of responsibility, pride and direction in life, to nothing. It was incredibly difficult,' he recalled. Trained as a paratrooper of the Army's Airborne Infantry Uni...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 2
    by Local JobNetwork™ - February 14, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Are You Rewarding Employees the Right Way?
    by Steve Farber - February 13, 2018
    Pause for a few seconds and make a mental note of the five-to-10 most recent examples of people who were rewarded within your organization. In other words, who got a raise, a bonus, a promotion, an award or some other form of recognition for a job well done? In many organizations, perhaps even most, those honors go to people who achieved some tangible, measurable result. They hit their sales goals, signed a new client, or f...
  • Ways Employers Can Minimize Workplace Stress
    by Carole Kanchier - February 12, 2018
    Do you supervise or manage anyone? Are your subordinates suffering from job stress? Does your work environment contribute to worker stress? Do you address job stress issues? According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), job stress occurs when job requirements don’t match employee capabilities, resources or needs. Wide spread and costly, job stress is called a “world health epid...