Fast Facts of the 2013 Annual ILG National Conference
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Aug, 2013
The National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) held its 31st Annual ILG National Conference and Exhibition at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis, Indiana from July 30 to August 2, 2013. The conference showed an increase in attendance with 730 attendees, 42 exhibitors, and 24 sessions while the 2012 conference hosted 428 attendees, 25 exhibitors, and 29 sessions. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Pr...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Aug, 2013
August 2013 New OFCCP Federal Contract Compliance Manual Has Many Provocative Surprises: Head-Knocking in Audits Lies Ahead Because OFCCP has not yet released the new "Federal Contract Compliance Manual" ("FCCM") to the public even while the agency uses it to train its Compliance Officers, I thought I would devote this column to the new FCCM and report ("verbatim") some of...
New OFCCP Directive on Back Pay
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Aug, 2013
On July 17, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a new directive on how to calculate back pay for victims of employment discrimination. The Directive serves at least two purposes. First, it memorializes current practices in the calculation of monetary remedies at OFCCP. Second, it resolves some open questions or variations in the approach to the basic calculation of remedies between the Regio...
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 2
by Bill Osterndorf - Aug, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 2 - Specific Priority Areas Several articles in the August 2013 edition of The OFCCP Digest will discuss what was learned from the recent National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference that was held in July in Indianapolis. While the conference was useful and interesting, it had very little effect on the basic premise of this two-part series of arti...
The Post-Interview Office Tour: What It Means
by Adrienne Erin - Aug, 2013
An interview for a new job, and especially a first job, is a nerve-wracking experience. You’ve been practicing possible questions and answers. You’re wearing a stuffy suit. You’re trying to focus on the questions you’re being asked while subconsciously lamenting the terrible answer you gave to a question that was asked five minutes ago. Finally, the interview comes to a pleasant end and the interviewer takes you on a tour...
Tips From The Experts: How To Network Your Way To A New Job
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
You check the newspaper or online listings, see a position that could be great for you, and you apply to it – never to hear from that organization. Does this scenario sound familiar? With fewer jobs in the marketplace, competition is extremely fierce. But if this single, traditional method of finding new employment isn’t working for you, you need to add another strategy to your toolbox. One strategy is networking. Here are so...
Your Career: The Remix
by Shun McGhee - Aug, 2013
I recently listened to Destiny’s Child’s first record “No, No, No.” I remember thinking how good the original four member group sounded together. Like most people I had almost forgotten Destiny’s Child’s first record was a ballad. The song’s vocal arrangements were flattering and the music was nice. Those factors considered, the tune received minimal airplay. The audience Destiny’s Child attempted to reach wanted to dance, and...
Job Search is Hard Work
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2013
Whether you’re an executive looking for his/her next senior position or a career newbie, job search is hard work. The specifics will undoubtedly differ in various respects, but the underlying theme is the same. You can’t get there from here without serious effort. That’s true whether we have a decent job market or a lousy one (see my previous post on career management in a down economy for another slant on this). No one is...
How To Sell Yourself And Get Hired
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Aug, 2013
Hello? Is it me you are looking for? Looking for work when you don’t have a job can be incredibly lonely and unrewarding. So, how can you get hired? Many employers don’t send acknowledgement notices via mail, e-mail, fax or phone like they did in the good ole days. Applicants often spend seemingly fruitless hours sitting at home, undressed (unwashed? unshaven?) in front of computers scanning myriad job announcements an...
Time for Your Career Wake-Up Call?
by Walter Akana - Aug, 2013
Like other people, you probably have fond recollections of starting out in life. From the moment you were free to strike out on your own, life held wonderful promise of new adventures to come. The sky was the limit, and the great advice people offered, as they wished you well, fueled your visions of success. Chances are, one of the most fundamental pieces of advice you received was to “know thyself.” It probably seemed li...
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