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  • The Year in Review at OFCCP 2017
    by Bill Osterndorf - November 17, 2017
    Many of us working in the affirmative action field had expected that 2017 might be a year of significant change at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Instead, the year was striking for the number of things that did not change in regard to OFCCP. No Head of OFCCP Chosen Until November 2017 While it often takes some time for sub-cabinet positions in the federal governm...
  • Winning at Working: Those Crazy People
    by Nan S. Russell - November 16, 2017
    The man in front of me in the breakfast order line at the food court, in one of the busiest airports in the country, wanted a “full” cup of coffee. He kept raising his voice, yelling at the woman to “fill his cup to the top.” His words peppered with angry comments about her not giving him his “money’s worth.” His voice was loud; his attitude hostile; his words caustic. Despite how r...
  • IDEO's New Ieas for Building Innovation
    by Alexandra Levit - November 9, 2017
    Global design firm IDEO is known for its innovation. In fact, many clients approach the firm specifically because they want to learn its secrets. In a research initiative meant to get at the heart at what makes innovative companies tick, IDEO studied its 26-year archive of projects that focused on clients’ internal team dynamics, as well as external sources focused on innovation (including Fast Company‘s annual Mos...
  • Three Simple Tips to Start Solving Problems in Your Business Today
    by Steve Farber - November 8, 2017
    David Conley found himself on a team of experts who were attempting to design satellite superstructures, a challenge not specifically covered while earning his college degree in nuclear engineering. As he succinctly put it: “What the hell do I know about satellite super structures?” So, when the team shared the key problems that were holding back progress, Conley turned to something he knew rather well: a method...
  • Ignore the Overhype - Leadership Qualities That Really Are Everything
    by Lindsey Pollak - November 1, 2017
    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...
  • The Paradox of Leadership Give and Take
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 31, 2017
    Western leaders have been conditioned for generations to believe that the way to advance is to claim as much as possible, to take more than you give. Many leaders make personal gain the objective of business life, and almost any means to achieve it is fair game. Hard work, perseverance, passion, and talent are valuable, of course. However, in the human dynamics of business, taking what you can, even if it’s from othe...
  • Winning at Working: Simple Things
    by Nan S. Russell - October 27, 2017
    I still have the email. It's been years since a highly placed corporate boss, who had the reputation and approach that things were never quite good enough, sent it to me. He was long on critique and revisions; short on acknowledgement and appreciation. Anyone else reading his message would deem it ordinary. No flowery words, no glowing adjectives, no verbose flattery or deliberate feel-good rhetoric. It was written in a...
  • High Pressure Hiring
    by Debra Wheatman - October 24, 2017
    Both job seekers and recruiters know that over the course of the last few years, the job market has gone from a buyer’s market to a seller’s one. The talent shortage is intensifying. Employers are finding it more and more difficult to fill open positions with top candidates. Time-to-fill rates are getting higher. Line managers are putting more pressure on recruiters to get the talent the company needs to reach its...
  • Applicants
    by Stephanie Meyers - October 20, 2017
    Applicant disposition codes are one factor that can potentially “make or break” Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data. As a best practice, we recommend having detailed disposition codes that include two pieces of information for each candidate – the step and status. The “step” is the “stage” in which an applicant fell out of during your hiring process, such as: “Phone Screen” “First Interview” “Passed to Hiring Ma...
  • Protecting the privacy of employees
    by Brian Bulger - October 20, 2017
    Oh oh, EEOC has just asked you for a list of names and telephone numbers for a large group of your employees. Why? The usual answer is because EEOC wants to interview at least some of them to see if they have evidence supporting the claims in a discrimination charge filed by another employee. The number is usually large, so the employer has difficulty figuring out who might have talked to the Agency and possibly retaliat...