Timeline for Updated Regulations: Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
by Chris Lindholm - Nov, 2013
(This is only a general review and is not intended to be all inclusive; for full regulatory requirements, see the Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and VEVRAA Final Rules published by the OFCCP here:) http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/OFCCPNews/LatestNews.htm#news Federal contractors around the country have been scrambling to obtain information regarding the new Veteran and Disability regulations since they w...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Nov, 2013
November 2013 OFCCP and Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis”: Kafka Had It Right "When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed" (Fox: wait for it, wait for it) "into a monstrous vermin." NOTE: This is my last column for the Local JobNetwork™. It has been a special and dear privilege to share my thoughts about OFCCP compliance with you via the...
OFCCP and Data Transparency
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Nov, 2013
Contractors are expected to scrupulously document their efforts to broaden recruitment, detect discrimination and to prepare for potential OFCCP compliance evaluations. OFCCP should similarly be expected to document and make readily available to the public its enforcement accomplishments. Doing so would be consistent with the pledge of government transparency on which this administration prides itself. It would sensitize contr...
Confusion Reigns with New Requirement that Federal Contractors Invite Individuals with Disabilities to Self-Identify
by Ahmed Younies - Nov, 2013
Many federal contractors know that the Final Rules amending regulations that implement Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act require them to invite Individuals with Disabilities (IWDs) to self-identify during the application process. This solicitation may take place at the same time a contractor asks for information relating to race, ethnicity and gender. For applicants who opt not to self-identify, contractors should make a...
Why You SHOULD Pull an All-Nighter
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
My editor at Penguin just sent me a new book she worked on called The 24-Hour Genius: Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, by Eric Epstein. The title and the cover of the book are very effective in that I understood the central premise as soon as I picked it up. And I immediately thought: “oh no they didn’t.” How can this be good advice? I have never pulled an all-nighter. Yes, you read that...
It’s Not Where You Go, It’s What You Get Out of It
by Shun McGhee - Nov, 2013
According to The Choice, a blog hosted by The New York Times, “From the debut of ‘The Cosby Show’ in 1984 until the end of ‘A Different World’ in 1993, American higher education grew by 16.8 percent. During the same time period, historically black colleges and universities grew by 24.3 percent — 44 percent better than all of higher education.” I grew up during this time period. Influenced by the campus life and education depic...
3 Realistic Networking Tips!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Networking is sometimes a four-letter word that makes people visualize painful situations in which they are supposed to be captivating and engaging when they really feel like crawling under a rock. It doesn't have to be like that! Follow the three strategies presented in today’s newsletter and it will be just a bit easier for you. Plus, as we head in to the holidays, you will likely have several opportunities to have con...
Letters of Recommendation – Yay or Nay?
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Given our online world, what is the relevancy of traditional letters of recommendation? The concept of the letter itself is very relevant. The value derives from the ability to have others, that know your work very well, speak about your experience in a way that entices and connects with employers. Traditionally, letters of recommendation were written on embossed letterhead of your former company and was signed b...
What Hiring Managers Want: 7 Critical Things Executives Need to Know
by Louise Garver - Nov, 2013
Knowing what’s important to hiring managers, what they want to hear from a candidate during an interview, and what factors impact their decisions are key. To position yourself as the perfect candidate, consider these seven things: 1. Honesty is critical. Be honest with yourself first and foremost. Is this really the best next career step for you, or are you competing for the position just so you can get out of your current...
10 Ways To Keep Your Focus in a World of Distractions
by Gary Cohen - Nov, 2013
1. Control Your Media – You may love your media, but does it control your concentration, or do you control it? Do you set your notifications so that they only distract you for the most valuable messages, or do your email, Facebook, and Twitter alerts draw your attention away from the most important issues you are trying to accomplish? As I’m writing this post, my only distraction is Mozart’s Four Seasons, which is playing over...
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