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  • The Trap of Non-Specific Feedback As a Replacement For Coaching
    by Kris Dunn - April 25, 2018
    If you look around long enough in your life - especially if you have kids - you'll see a pattern emerge. People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is unhelpful at best and counter-productive at worst. Want some examples? Sweet! Here you go: 'Try Harder' 'You Just Need To Work More' 'Focus' 'Be Patient' 'Give Them What They Want' Read that...
  • Why it's Essential for Every Leader to Understand Project Management
    by Alexandra Levit - April 23, 2018
    Being overlean could be your downfall. Why project management is not just for the big firms. Shazir Mucklai is a startlingly young angel investor and adviser in disruptive startups. He currently runs a six-figure PR firm helping startups commercialize their products and launch their ideas. I say that he is startlingly young because according to his LinkedIn profile, he is still in college. One of things I love about work...
  • Are Pay Secrecy Policies Another Necessary Casualty of the #MeToo Movement?
    by Connie Bertram, Emilie Adams - April 18, 2018
    Over the last several decades, pay secrecy policies have persisted – and even thrived – in the American workplace. Employees who are told not to discuss their compensation with their colleagues rarely question the legality of such a prohibition and, even if they did, are fearful of violating it for fear of losing their job. As a result, pay secrecy policies have long provided a critical advantage to employers during salary n...
  • New Guidance on Interns: Are They Employees?
    by Michiko Clark - April 18, 2018
    The practice of hiring interns has become widely recognized across different organizations. Determining whether an intern is considered an “employee” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been a troubling task for most organizations until now. The Department of Labor has recently updated Fact Sheet #71: “Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,” and have adopted a “primary b...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part IV: “Similarly Situated” Employees
    by Bill Doyle - April 18, 2018
    In the three prior articles in this series, we have evaluated OFCCP's recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, 'What is Law?' Since our earlier articles, Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta has continued to build his team at the Department of Labor (DOL). For example, the Senate recently confirmed Patrick Pizzella as Deputy Secretary of Labor. We expect...
  • State and Local Affirmative Action Requirements
    by Bill Osterndorf - April 18, 2018
    When we think about affirmative action in employment, the general tendency is to think about the federal affirmative action laws and regulations that are enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). However, there are many state and local units of government that also have affirmative action requirements for certain organizations. At times, these requirements can be...
  • Stress vs. Anxiety: Defining and Accommodating in the Workplace
    by Melanie Whetzel - April 18, 2018
    In our increasingly fast-paced and stressful world, it seems we are called to accomplish more and more in less time. That may go for many of us in our employment situations as well. As employers and contractors continue to downsize and become leaner, many employees find themselves performing more work, or work of a different nature than what they had previously been required to perform. And some of these employees experience...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 4
    by Local JobNetwork™ - April 18, 2018
    The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • 13 Qualities to Look for in Your Next Business Speaker
    by Steve Farber - April 12, 2018
    Every business leader I know is looking for the same thing: An edge. They all want that elusive something that will get their team and their organization ahead of — or keep them ahead of — their competition. And one place many look for it is by investing in the wisdom of an outsider — the professional business speaker. Yeah, that’s me. But I’m one of many, some good and some, well … cave...
  • What is Leadership?
    by Debra Wheatman - April 5, 2018
    It seems such a simple question, yet it still confuses managers, employees, consultants, and journalists. We all know that leaders are necessary. After all, someone must be accountable for driving results. But what happens all too often in companies is that there is a distinct gap between managers and leaders. Some managers are good leaders, but the reality is that most managers lack the training and awareness necessary to be...