Take a job or build a career?
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2013
From time to time I have a question come from job seekers along the lines of… If I take this job, how will it look on my resume for the next time around? It’s certainly a valid question to ask… but one that usually has no easy answer! When making decisions regarding job offers and career paths, the choices are very personal and often driven by immediate circumstances. There are a number of things to consider…...
Turn down a job interview?
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2013
It’s not unusual for job seekers to tell me that they were called to interview for a position, however, they passed on the opportunity because they… didn’t like the company thought it was too far to commute thought the job wasn’t a great fit for their experience didn’t think it would pay an acceptable compensation level heard some bad things about the culture …or any number of other objections Is it a...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 10
by Local JobNetwork™ - Oct, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 10 The Value of Good Affirmative Action Plans by Bill Osterndorf 2013 has been a very busy year for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). With the release of revised regulations regarding veterans and persons wit...
The Value of Good Affirmative Action Plans
by Bill Osterndorf - Oct, 2013
2013 has been a very busy year for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). With the release of revised regulations regarding veterans and persons with disabilities in September and the agency's changing procedures for investigating potential compensation disparities, federal contractors and subcontractors are spending much of their time focusing on these areas. Even with these...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Oct, 2013
October 2013 What It All Means: Where Is OFCCP Taking You: Carter to Clinton to Obama Punch line: It's all about documentation, just when you have fired and transferred all of your document clerks. Weldon Rougeau, the Carter Administration OFCCP Director, forever changed OFCCP and laid the foundation bricks for the building Pat Shiu and the Obama Administration are now constructin...
Adverse Impact Analyses: Making Sure the Government Follows Its Own Regulations
by Cara Crotty, Esq. - Oct, 2013
As attendees at any ILG National Conference can tell you, the OFCCP routinely reiterates its expectation (sometimes rather forcefully) that federal contractors know and comply with the regulations. Well, here is a case that contractors can use to remind the OFCCP that what is good for the goose is good for the gander! An Administrative Law Judge recently handed the OFCCP an embarrassing defeat in OFCCP v. VF Jeanswear...
OFCCP's New "Model Conciliation Agreement for Compensation"
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Oct, 2013
Addendum A to Chapter 8 of the revised OFCCP Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) dated July 2013 is a "Model Conciliation Agreement for Compensation" (hereafter, Model CA). Chapter 8H01 entitled, "Contents of A Conciliation Agreement" discusses the standard text conciliation agreement that has been the template for all OFCCP conciliation agreements for years. There is no discussion in this section of the Model Conciliati...
OFCCP v. Medtronic Provides Federal Contractors/Subcontractors with a Learning Opportunity in Compensation Practices
by Ahmed Younies - Oct, 2013
Last month, Medtronic and the OFCCP settled pay discrimination allegations in OFCCP v. Medtronic Inc. and Medtronic Interventional Vascular Inc., Case No. 2013-OFC-0004. Many of you may know the basic facts: the OFCCP alleged that Medtronic discriminated against 78 Hispanic entry-level Senior Production Associates at its Danvers, Massachusetts facility, by paying them less than they paid Caucasian employees, performing the sam...
Thank You Note Dos and Don’ts
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2013
Writing a letter is a difficult task for many people. What is even more difficult, however, is writing an adequate thank you note to an employer. While you might feel as though thank you letters are outdated, they are not. A thank you note, no matter how difficult, should be written to every employer you interviewed with during your tedious job hunt. These tips should make it a bit easier for you to find the proper words to th...
4 Key Cover Letter Strategies to Get you Noticed
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2013
The cover letter remains a critical component of a successful job search despite what you may hear anecdotally. It may be true, however, that a great cover letter will not win you an interview or be the defining factor in getting you the job you want, but it is certainly true that a terribly written or bland cover may earn you an instant rejection from a recruiter or HR representative. Achieving success in your job search is a...
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