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  • It’s Crunch Time:  Some Tips to Get Your Best Deal with the OFCCP
    by Laura R. Garger - July 20, 2018
    OFCCP’s Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) is coming to a close and the Agency may be looking to make some deals, particularly in matters alleging pattern and practice discrimination. For the past decade, OFCCP has engaged in what has been best described as 'plaintiff-style' tactics to achieve highly publicized, big-dollar settlements in its efforts to uncover workplace discrimination by federal contractors. Relying on Directiv...
  • My Company Forgot to File Its EEO-1 Report:  Now What?
    by Gary A. Chamberlin - July 20, 2018
    We are often contacted by an employer that realizes, well after the filing deadline, that it failed to submit an annual EEO-1 Report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) / Joint Reporting Committee. Sometimes the employer has gone several years without filing an EEO-1 Report – maybe never. The typical first question asked by a sheepish human resources manager is what the consequences may be for failing...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 7
    by Local JobNetwork™ - July 20, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EE...
  • 5 Important Soft Skills
    by Robin Schlinger - July 18, 2018
    “Soft skills” are people skills—they are always in high demand at every level of an organization. You may demonstrate your soft skills at every stage of your job search, from the first time you revise or write your resume to the final interview. What soft skills are companies looking for? Communication. One way to show that you are a good communicator is to make sure that your resume looks and sounds p...
  • Nag, Nag, Nag
    by Sherri Edwards - July 17, 2018
    A recent discussion prompted a deeper look into nagging and/or micromanaging. Both behaviors have negative connotations, although each may actually be necessary due to someone else’s unresponsiveness or bad behavior. So why do the naggers get the bad rap while the people who prompt it continue on as if they aren’t part of the problem? Let’s start with an analysis of one the problems. There seem to be diffe...
  • Summer Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - July 16, 2018
    Think summer is a slow time to find a new job? Think again! Recruiters and hiring managers do not usually take summers off. Hiring managers are looking for top talent now. If they have any openings, they do not wait to hire. So, now is as good a time as any to look for your next position. There’s less competition in the summer. Fewer people are job searching so you and your resume have a better chance of being seen...
  • Inspiring Innovation
    by Debra Wheatman - July 13, 2018
    You’ve noticed. Business has radically changed. No longer can you sit back and enjoy increased revenues from the same products, year after year. You need to do something different. Maybe you need to find a new market for your products. Or perhaps you can find a way to solve new and emerging problems for your existing market. You ruminate on it. You decide to host a “town hall” meeting, in which you strongl...
  • Are Cover Letters Old School?
    by Stacey Lane - July 12, 2018
    At a recent breakfast meeting with HR professionals, as we waited with coffee in hand for the program to start, I asked the recruiters and hiring managers sitting at my table about their perspectives on cover letters. Here’s what I learned: If there’s something that needs to be explained—perhaps a gap in employment or why you’re pursuing a job that you’re underqualified for—they&rsquo...
  • Your Job Search Marketing
    by Georgia Adamson - July 11, 2018
    You do have a job search marketing campaign, don’t you? Even if you’re not actively job searching now, you should have a campaign either in mind or in the works. To paraphrase an old saying, “An ounce of job search preparation is worth more than a pound of after-the-fact damage control.” What’s a Job Search Marketing Campaign? A campaign has been defined as work performed in an organized an...
  • 4 Ways You Need to Know to Get the Go Ahead
    by Marshall Goldsmith - July 10, 2018
    In our book Lifestorming, Alan Weiss and I discuss that one of the most important elements in life’s journey is granting ourselves permission. It’s something that many of us do not do and it can significantly hold us back from success and happiness both personal and professional. We’ve found that when it comes to getting the go ahead, there are four positions that most of us will take. The first is you...