Census Data – Then and Now
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Jan, 2013
I hope that everyone had a relaxing holiday filled with good cheer and joy spent with friends and family. May the New Year bring you good health, happiness, and an inbox void of any correspondence from the Department of Labor! It has been ten years since the 2000 census data was released. We have been preparing our Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) using old data, expecting to see significant changes in the minority and...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jan, 2013
January 2013 What's New at OFCCP for 2013 A Potpourri of Recent Changes to OFCCP Policies and Audit Procedures HAPPY NEW YEAR! This first column of the year is a blend of predictions looking forward and a potpourri of recent OFCCP developments, both small and large. The Change of Administration Changes Everything: Potentially including Both Substance and Timing...
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jan, 2013
Limiting the Applicant Data That Is Provided to OFCCP Part 1 - The Rule Regarding Applicant Data Most of the recent discussion about affirmative action compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) tends to focus on two areas: (1) OFCCP's investigation of possible compensation discrimination by federal contractors and subcontractors, and (2) issues concer...
When Conciliation Fails
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2013
Voluntary compliance through negotiated conciliation agreements is the most common and most preferred way to resolve violations under the laws enforced by OFCCP. When identified violations cannot be resolved through conciliation, the next step in the enforcement process is a referral to the Department of Labor's Office of the Solicitor (SOL) with a recommendation for enforcement. This article explains how that process works an...
Tips to Succeed With In-Person Networking
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
You've probably heard that candidates referred by friends are much more likely to be hired. Statistics regarding how many employers fill jobs via their networks vary, but some toss around numbers as high as 80 percent. No matter the exact figures, no one doubts that networking helps job seekers. There are many ways for job seekers to expand the numbers of people who know, like, and trust them and who may be willing to serv...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Annual Performance Evaluation
by Kim Meninger - Jan, 2013
Annual performance evaluations are managed differently by company, as well as by leader. Some managers use the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues with their employees, offering constructive feedback, as well as valuable insights on how to take the next step. Others view performance evaluations as yet another administrative task to cross off a long list of action items. Regardless of how your manager typically...
3 Common Resume Problems – Does Your Resume Fall Prey to One of These?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Are you overlooking common resume blunders on your resume? I review job seeker resumes on a daily basis and I find the same three mistakes being repeated by countless job seekers. Below I’ve listed them so you can take a good look at your own resume and make some adjustments. Using An Objective Statement The problem with an objective statement is twofold. First, the employer already knows your objective is to get the j...
Executives: Highlighting Accomplishments in Your Resume a Must!
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2013
It’s that time of year when smart executives take a look at their resumes to update. What has changed over the last year? New email address? Changed jobs? Successfully completed new projects? Overcame challenging business issues? Whatever the circumstances, your resume needs to be refreshed at least once a year. What’s one of the biggest changes a resume should display when refreshed? New accomplishments—your success s...
These Two Phrases on Your Resume Are Why It Just Hit the Trash Can
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Does your resume read like a job description? Is it one long list of bullets that contain the phrases duties included or responsible for? Sought-after candidates (the ones whose phones are ringing off the hook for interviews while you’re struggling to get one call-back) don’t include phrases like these on their resumes. I hate to be so blunt but hey, you need to know. Stop selling yourself short in your job search. You CAN hav...
Don’t give your all-star employee a reason to become a free agent
by Stacy Kelly - Jan, 2013
Retention of quality employees is critical to the success of an organization, not only for top notch service to be delivered to customers, but for the bottom line return to the business owners and shareholders. Recruiting and training new employees can be the most costly aspect of running a business. So when the phone rings, and someone like me is on the other line, how do you “recruiter proof” your All-Stars? Well, here a...
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