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  • Social Proof: A Job Seeker's Secret Weapon
    by Thea Kelley - October 19, 2018
    Most job seekers are leaving one of their most powerful tools unused on the table. Social proof can convince employers to trust you, believe you – and hire you. Why do you need social proof in job search? When a job posting brags that the company has “a very inclusive culture” and “great work-life balance,” you take it with a grain of salt, right? Sure. And that’s the same way they tak...
  • In the Scheme of Things: The Problem with Change
    by Nan S. Russell - October 18, 2018
    It was annoying. First, a system upgrade on the platform which houses my two vintage shops was not completed in the announced timeframe. That meant I was unable to resolve customer queries received overnight. Then, my mouse stopped working. Replacing its batteries didn’t enable its ability to navigate or scroll as needed. Neither issue resolved quickly. You’ve likely gathered from my whining that the impact on m...
  • Creating an Infrastructure for Inclusion
    by Brett Sheats, John Kemp - October 17, 2018
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of America's workers with disabilities both past and present and educate about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. In honor of NDEAM, we recently talked to John D. Kemp, one of the nation's foremost authorities on disability employment and current President & CEO of The Viscardi Center,...
  • Disability Inclusion Award in the Works for Contractors
    by Cara Crotty - October 17, 2018
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) plans to recognize contractors that prioritize disability inclusion. Following its recent Directive to develop a Contractor Recognition Program, the OFCCP has proposed to implement an Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award. This award would recognize contractors 'that ensure equal employment opportunity, foster employment opportunities for individuals with disab...
  • OFCCP Continues Issuing Directives: What We’ve Seen and the Newest Developments
    by Meredith Gregston - October 17, 2018
    To date, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued nine new and proposed directives in 2018. While most of the directives have been covered in prior articles, this article will provide more insight into the directives issued in September, as well as a few observations and an overview of what we have seen from OFCCP so far in 2018 under the Trump administration. 2018 OFCCP Recap With the flur...
  • OFCCP is Listening to Academia
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - October 17, 2018
    During the last several weeks, OFCCP has been conducting a series of Listening Sessions to collect information for incorporation into a soon-to-be-released Academic Technical Assistance Guide (TAG). This TAG will serve as a resource for academic institutions who are federal contractors. It's long overdue, and academia is anxious to see which issues the TAG does, and does not, address. Background When I established...
  • The Franken Amendment Has Lost Much of Its Anticipated
    by Connie Bertram - October 17, 2018
    Since the beginning of the #MeToo movement in October 2017, Congress and state and local lawmakers have introduced a series of laws aimed at eliminating sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. As we explained in our June 2018 article, by mid-2019, over 125 bills had been introduced by states to eliminate workplace harassment. Many of these statutes and proposed laws have prohibited or limited the use of mandatory arbit...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 10
    by Local JobNetwork™ - October 17, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Why Email Makes You So Stressed (And 3 Fixes For Overwhelm)
    by Melody Wilding - October 17, 2018
    When I’m doing email triage, I often feel as if I’ve fallen into a trance. Every so often, I’ll look up from the screen and think, Whoa—was I even breathing just now? It turns out that I have email apnea—a term coined by former tech executive Linda Stone that refers to the habit of interrupted breathing while checking email. In observing others informally, Stone noticed that a lot of people uni...
  • 5 Tips for Driving Culture in Your Business
    by Alexandra Levit - October 16, 2018
    Driving culture involves reinforcing beliefs and behaviors that determine how that organization's leaders and employees interact internally and externally. Is there a formula for it? Not exactly. There are, however, certain best practices that I've learned along the way as an entrepreneur, and also by consulting two fellow business owners: Jacqueline Marrano, owner of accounting firm Marrano Solutions, and Re...