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  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 6
    by Local JobNetwork™ - June 20, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EE...
  • Using Last Chance Agreements as a Retention Tool
    by Linda C. Batiste - June 20, 2018
    One of your best sales representatives was injured last year in an accident at home. His injuries were not very severe and he returned to work after a month of leave. However, his job performance started slipping and he began calling in sick frequently. Then you noticed that he appeared disheveled and sometimes seemed confused when you tried to talk with him. You had no choice but to discipline him according to your performa...
  • You Can't Coach the Uncoachables
    by Marshall Goldsmith - June 12, 2018
    Even if you are the best coach in the world, if the person you are coaching shouldn’t be coached, the coaching isn’t going to work. My friend Chris Coffey, who along with Frank Wagner, leads the Stakeholder Centered Coaching® certification in the U.S. and has trained thousands of coaches himself, understands this and it is one of the first things he teaches in every workshop. He puts it to his students very sim...
  • Ignore the Overhype - Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything
    by Lindsey Pollak - June 7, 2018
    We all know the “it” words for leadership qualities today, those buzzwords that pop up over and over to describe the qualities leader aspire to. Frankly, I’m totally over words like “ninja” and “guru.” But there are several words that are common in today’s management vernacular that really do describe great leaders. If you’re a leader or aspiring to be one, I hope you&rsquo...
  • Conquering Conflict
    by Carole Kanchier - June 4, 2018
    Are you frustrated with your boss or irritated at co-workers' annoying habits? Do some customers' behaviors infuriate you? How do you react in these situations? In today's workplace there are varied people with diverse perspectives and behaviors. Disagreements occur because people hear, see and interpret things differently. To resolve disagreements with people who have dive...
  • Test Your Professionalism
    by Carole Kanchier - May 28, 2018
    'During lunch a valuable customer makes an offensive racist remark.' As a professional, how would you handle this situation? What does professionalism mean to you? The American Heritage Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary define a professional as a person having a high degree of knowledge, skill, judgment and continuing practice in a particular activity. Mirriam Webster College Dictionary indicates professionals exhibit...
  • Counting the Right Numbers…<i>or How to Stop Worrying and Love Disposition Codes</i>
    by Ellen Shong-Bergman - May 23, 2018
    I'm a born sorter. I actually find it relaxing to pick out all the blue beads and then all the red, yellow, etc. from all the rest in the less expensive 'bead mix' I just purchased and put them in separate little containers. In my closet, not only are the black tops separated from the pink ones, the long sleeved black tops are separated from the short sleeved and the sleeveless black tops. My herbs and spices aren't...
  • How Veterans Can Change the Future of Cybersecurity
    by Tony Bryan - May 23, 2018
    The last several years, cybersecurity has found itself thrust into mainstream media. Hacks against the government, companies, and individuals’ personal data have almost become a daily routine. To put actual numbers behind this, 54% of companies state they have experienced one or more successful attacks that compromised their IT infrastructure. Only a third of organizations believe they are adequately equipped to manage their...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part V: A Contractor’s Bill of Rights?
    by Bill Doyle - May 23, 2018
    In the four prior articles in this series, we have conducted an evaluation of OFCCP’s recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, “What is Law?” This last article in this series addresses contractor concerns that have emerged over the past five years about what appears to be OFCCP’s results-oriented application of the law, i.e., determining...
  • OFCCP’s Renewed Focus on Transparency, and What It Means for Compliance Reviews
    In recent years, federal contractors have come to know an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that is, shall we say, a bit forward. More requests for data outside of the compliance review period. Common requests for workforce-wide compensation data, or for odd employee groupings without statistical indicators. Routine requests for exhaustive personal contact information of employees. Short turnaround deadl...