OFCCP’s New Audit Strategy: Management to Enforcement
by Carla Irwin - Apr, 2011
It’s that time of year again, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has sent out its Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters. This year however, the OFCCP discontinued its previous compliance evaluation strategy of Active Case Management (ACM) and rang in the new year with a new directive, Active Case Enforcement (ACE). The title alone should give you insight into the direction the OFCCP will be taking...
Basic Rules of Using LinkedIn
by Kathy Bornheimer - Apr, 2011
While LinkedIn is a form of social media and networking, it must be used as a tool with a professional focus. More and more articles are being written about how to use LinkedIn, so here are some major considerations and basic etiquette dos and don’ts: Why do you have a LinkedIn account? • I’m a job seeker • I’m changing or managing my career • I’m starting a business or becoming self-employed • I’ve accepted a LinkedIn in...
Prevent Resume Peril – Prove Your Value
by Mark Puppe - Apr, 2011
Resumes are black holes for time, opportunity and peace of mind. Defective resumes can even drive job searches into the ground. I’ve seen it thousands of times; job seekers (and even professional resume writers) neglecting what employers expect resumes to provide: Proof. Numbers gauge performance and leave little room for misinterpretation; they prove rather than purport your value. In contrast, talking about your talen...
Volunteering: Gain work experience and exposure
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2011
Volunteering your time is a great way to get experience in a new career field you haven’t worked in before. What is even better, it’s a wonderful way to give back to your community. One of my group coaching clients sent me this update recently: This Friday is my first scheduled presentation for the North Georgia Goodwill and there are three others later in the month. Next Monday is my first formal speech with the Gwinnett H...
Full Engagement for Peak Performance
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2011
According to research, only 29 percent of employees are motivated and energized. What, then, is happening to the other two-thirds of the people working in organizations? This is an even worse scenario than the old joke in which a manager is asked how many people work in his company and he responds, “About half of them.” Are the people in your workplace happy and fully engaged? Two Sides of the Disengagement Coin Dise...
How to Use Brain Science to Maximize Employee’s Peak Performance
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2011
The ability to select, motivate, develop, engage and retain top people is critical to a company’s success. If you want to build a company where people love to work you have to know how to hire and keep the right people. Great companies and managers start with optimistic, change-resilient, and committed people whose values fit the workplace culture. Retaining peak performing people involves creating a healthy work environme...
Making a Case for Air Traffic Controllers Sleeping on the Job
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
There have been five reported incidents of air traffic controllers sleeping on the job in the last few weeks. Following the Reagan International Airport incident, air traffic controllers have been caught sleeping on the job at Reno-Tahoe airport, McGhee Tyson airport, Seattle International airport, Lubbock Preston Smith International airport and at a Miami regional radar facility providing area control services for Florida as...
Retention of Female STEM Faculty
by Wendy Enelow - Apr, 2011
On a recent flight to East Lansing, Michigan to present a workshop on nontraditional careers, I sat next to Avis Cohen, professor at the University of Maryland. Avis works for the ADVANCE Program for Inclusive Excellence at the University of Maryland which aims to transform their institutional culture by facilitating networks, offering individual mentoring and support, and offering information and strategic opportunities for w...
Book Review: Nice Girls Just Don’t Get It
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2011
We tend to think of negotiation skills when it comes to situations such as agreeing to a salary for a new job, finalizing a contract with a new client or haggling price with a car dealer. These are all important situations that require skill, but the reality is that we are negotiating all the time in both our personal and professional lives. Negotiation is a daily practice. This can be problematic for anyone who hates to n...
How many votes is your social network worth? (Help a friend!)
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
One of the best things about social media is it gives job seekers an opportunity to pick an area where they can excel — it’s different for every job seeker. Some are great using video, others may want to blog. Many more can share expertise via Twitter in 140 characters or less and connect with potential colleagues and contacts. At the same time, some employers are using social media and thinking “outside of the box” when i...
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