Beware of What You Sign – The Dangers of Conciliation Agreements
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Sep, 2013
You have just finished a difficult OFCCP compliance review that appeared to be interminable. Numerous scenarios could have occurred during the way, but the end result is OFCCP issuing a notice of violations (NOV) and a conciliation agreement (CA). As frustrating as it is, many contractors can expect to receive a CA, especially if they failed to post their job openings with the state employment service or failed to conduct...
OFCCP Final Rules: A Step in the Right Direction
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Sep, 2013
The long awaited Section 503 (disability) and Section 4212 (protected veterans) regulations have finally been issued. Much fear and trepidation has been generated in the Federal Contractor community over the last few years over the possible impact of these new rules on the regulated community. Federal Contractors raised significant concerns about the prescriptive nature, the efficacy, and the burden hours of many of the prop...
5 measurements recruiters use to qualify an executive hire
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Almost all executives at one time in their career have experienced pressure to land the right position. While that can be stressful depending on your circumstances, do you ever think about the pressures on the recruiters’ and hiring managers’ side of the hiring process? In many cases, recruiters need to fill job openings quickly, even though as an executive going through the process it may seem like a long time from initia...
Job Search Strategy: Tapping Your Network
by Jill Kurtz - Sep, 2013
Part of any job search should be tapping your network of contacts. Whether you are connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, or another social network, the people you are connected to are a valuable resource that can help you secure your next great opportunity. It takes a thoughtful approach to effectively tap your network. You have to help your network to help you by being targeted, specific, and considerate. Target Your O...
5 Ways To Keep Up In Today's Job Market
by Erika Andersen - Sep, 2013
Lately my job has been changing. For the past couple of decades, the business I started in 1990 was small enough that if I didn’t have a good month, the business didn’t have a good month. Now it’s grown beyond that: how much work I do for clients in a given period doesn’t have much to do with how well we’re doing overall. In fact, doing work for clients is no longer the single highest value thing I can do for the business’...
Fuzzy Career Thinking = Poor Career Results
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
If you view your career as something that only needs attention when you’re about to be pushed into a job search by circumstances beyond your control, you’re indulging in fuzzy career thinking. More than likely, that will lead to poor career results. It’s basically true that you can’t get more out of something than you’re able–and willing–to put into it. Career progress definitely falls into that category. 5 Tips to Avoid F...
[Interview] Senior Military Leaders Entering the Job Force
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2013
Throughout your military career, you stood alongside your fellow soldiers or shipmates, in a sea of uniforms of the same color and design. While you may have been singled out along the way to receive special awards or medals, your daily goal was not necessarily to stand out from the crowd. As you transition into the civilian workforce and face a highly competitive job search environment, this reality is turned on its head....
Guest post–Introvert leadership: how to master networking in 7 simple ways
by Dorothy Tannahill-Moran - Sep, 2013
A person once told me that she would rather clean the floor of Grand Central Station with her own toothbrush than network. Comments like this kind of sum up our overall attitude about networking. For many people, introvert or not, networking is like falling into the black hole. Scary, tiresome, unproductive, mysterious and endless – is this YOU? I may not be able to turn you into the poster child for networking. Howe...
Job Gone–Now What?
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
Whether it’s a case of being one of 100 people receiving the dreaded pink slip or just one poor soul who ran afoul of management and was shown the door, your job has gone and it’s not coming back. What do you do now? Of course, the exact circumstances can and probably do have some bearing on the actions you take. Being caught in a group layoff–even a small one–has a different tone than being fired for not meeting management’s...
How to Speak at a Conference Without Looking Like an Idiot
by Phil Gerbyshak - Sep, 2013
In my previous field of Higher Education, I had the pleasure of working with highly intelligent people. Highly. But I can’t tell you how many presentations from very educated and intelligent people bored me to tears. Their message got buried in Powerpoint templates and horrible visualizations. They resembled the fourth grader reading a sad report on “What I Did Last Summer.” No matter your information, if your execut...
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