Radical Career Changes – Where Do You Begin?
by Mindy Thomas - May, 2014
It seems like everywhere you look, people are thinking and talking about making career changes. They’re unfulfilled in their job or don’t get along with either their boss or their toxic co-workers. Or, even worse, the company leadership is so darn weak or even non-existent that they are going nowhere in their careers. What does it take to make a radical career change today and how do you begin what may seem like a daunting pro...
The Art of Career Fair Follow Up
by Courtney Bousquet - May, 2014
You’ve dressed to impress, schmoozed with recruiters, and acquired some great leads after attending a career fair, now what? The answer is simple: follow up, follow up, follow up! Your work doesn’t stop just because the event has ended; in fact it’s just beginning. Follow these three simple tips to make the most of your career fair connections. 1. Review your notes. Review any notes you took during the fair, and be sure to...
How to Make a Career Change With No Experience
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
So you’ve decided that you want to change careers, but you have no experience in your chosen field. If this is you, you may find yourself getting discouraged. But you mustn’t let your current lack of experience stop you from following your dreams. Instead, you’re going to need to get some … but how do you do that when no-one will give you a job? Here are 5 time-tested ways to gain the experience you need and ensure that...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 4
by Local JobNetwork™ - Apr, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 4 There's More Than Equal Pay On The Presidential Agenda This Year by Carmen Couden, Esq. Earlier this month, President Obama proclaimed April 8, 2014 to be National Equal Pay Day – the day that indicates how far into 2014 a woman must work in order...
Similarly Situated in Compensation
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Apr, 2014
In hiring, termination and promotion cases, the analysis examines each step of the decision making process to determine who should have been equally likely to be selected for the particular employment event. For example, in hiring at each stage you look at who remained eligible to progress to the next stage. Ultimately, the investigation should arrive at the final stage where selection rates of the remaining eligible individua...
There’s More Than Equal Pay On The Presidential Agenda This Year
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Apr, 2014
Earlier this month, President Obama proclaimed April 8, 2014 to be National Equal Pay Day – the day that indicates how far into 2014 a woman must work in order to earn the same amount that men did in 2013. On the heels of that proclamation, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing the Department of Labor (“DOL”) to propose rules that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to submit summary data...
OFCCP’s Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) - Can it be Improved?
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Apr, 2014
On page 48 of the July 2013 Federal Contract Compliance Manual (FCCM) the OFCCP describes its methodology for calculating the impact ratio and how the compliance officers (CO) are supposed to use the results of the impact ratio analyses: Although related, a CO must not confuse adverse IRAs with the term "adverse impact." The Impact Ratio Analysis (IRA) is a method for identifying personnel activity that should be investig...
OFCCP TRICARE ENFORCEMENT: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb?
by Cara Crotty, Esq. - Apr, 2014
When thinking about the new developments in the OFCCP’s jurisdictional dispute with TRICARE network providers, the old adage about March weather came to mind. (The crazy spring weather we are experiencing probably also had something to do with prompting the analogy). In case you are not familiar with this ongoing saga, let me provide some history. OFCCP sues Florida Hospital The OFCCP filed an administrative complain...
Multi-Prong Approach to Changing the Culture of Self-Identifying as an IWD
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Apr, 2014
In this article I use the terms “individuals with a disability” (IWD - IWDs) or “persons with a disability” (PWD – PWDs) interchangeably. Before we can expect individuals with a disability to openly communicate, through the self-identification process, their disability and possibility a need for an accommodation, we must show them that the information will not be viewed or used in a negative way. In order to do this,...
When Are You Too Old to Take an Internship?
by Adrienne Erin - Apr, 2014
Finding a job is one of the steps that many adults must take once they finish their education. However, getting that job is another matter. You may have gotten your bachelor’s degree, but that’s no longer a guarantee for a job offer. Even if you’re switching careers, the work experience you had in the past may be inapplicable now. Then there’s the nasty Catch-22 present with many jobs: it’s listed as entry-level but require...
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