Understanding OFCCP’s Political Agenda
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2015
Several years ago, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest entitled “What Does OFCCP Want?” The central premise of that article was that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has certain defined expectations for federal contractors and subcontractors. With all the additional changes that have occurred involving OFCCP over the last few years, this appears to be a good time to...
President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part II
by Ahmed Younies - Feb, 2015
In Part I of this post we examined the close connection between the OFCCP’s focus on pay equity and the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in 2014 and President Obama’s agenda. We continue here by comparing the President’s agenda and actions regarding LGBT workers and other, more general workers’ rights issues with those of the OFCCP during 2014. LGBT Workers President Obama: The President has...
Eight Ways to Survive an OFCCP Audit
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Feb, 2015
The key to surviving a compliance review, or audit, is in preparing the AAP—way before the scheduling letter is received. Remember, a compliance review focuses on the activity from the 12 months prior to the development of the current AAP. So audit survival starts with not forgetting the past. Here are eight ways to do just that: Develop your AAP on time and accurately! Scrub your data before your AAP is developed, and ch...
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2015
Do you ever feel like a fake? If you’re a leader today and you’ve felt some occasional insecurity in your role, you’re far from alone. This phenomenon is often called impostor syndrome, and it’s a concern that arises in many training sessions I deliver to leaders, and new leaders in particular. The good news is the syndrome is quite curable. Here are five strategies to help you out: Know that it’s normal. Especially as a...
How to Weather the Job Search
by Paul Freiberger - Feb, 2015
We’re all different. We think differently, we feel differently and we respond to the world differently. Yet there are some things almost all of us agree on. Almost all of us agree that the job market is a stressful place, and most of us think “stressful” is a bit of an understatement. Success at carrying out the best job search depends in part on how you respond. It’s not the same for everyone, of course. We bring our own...
7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time
by Abby Locke - Feb, 2015
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That's exciting, now don't screw it up. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates. We know that first impressions count, so how about making your first impression stand out on your next job interview? 1) Giving long-winded, rambli...
7 Logical Reasons Why You Have Zero Results From Your Job Hunt
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It’s the most frustrating scenario an executive can experience. You’ve spruced up your resume, sent it off to open jobs and after a few weeks you are still hearing crickets. Nothing seems to work and trying to get a hold of HR has been useless. You scratch your head wondering what could possibly be wrong. After all, you’ve got great experience! Could you be overqualified? Did you format your resume incorrectly? Did you not...
Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career
by Adrienne Erin - Feb, 2015
You might be an 0311 — ground pounder — in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Maybe you’re a Navy Corpsman, with more field experience than any hospital internship could have ever provided. Or perhaps you’re a Gunnery Sergeant, training new recruits from dawn to, well, dawn. Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don’t worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian car...
What are you NOT telling a future employer that could be damaging to you?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating – honesty is the best policy. The executive job search process is difficult enough – you don’t want to get inches away from an offer, only to miss out on the role of a lifetime. Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding what should and shouldn’t be disclosed to a potential employer. Negative Behavior or Debt Show Up During a Background Check Most employm...
Transition Resumes: Consultant to Employee
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Many individuals who lost their jobs during the Great Recession became self-employed consultants in their field, performing the same work for companies but without the benefits of full-time employment. Some of those individuals smoothly transitioned from consultant to full-time employee as the economy improved. If you are experiencing difficulty in that transition, here are three questions to ask yourself: Do I really want...
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