IT Leaders: 5 Reasons to Encourage Citizen Development
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
IT leaders who “teach employees to fish” may be feeding the business for a lifetime. Many IT leaders and even CIOs today are missing an opportunity. Their teams spend all day catering to business needs when in fact the business managers can and should be empowered to solve problems themselves. There is an old saying that goes: “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, but teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lif...
 
  Transform Your Executive Resume Into an Interview Magnet
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Nov, 2015
A career-altering executive resume is not engineered by just narrating your employment history—but by way of persuasive storytelling and strategic road-mapping! I realize you’ve probably heard this before and I bet you wondered how you can convert your executive resume into a six-figure, job-interview magnet. Well, there are several strategies but we don’t have time for a workshop right now; therefore, allow me to help you...
 
  Etiquette Update: The New Rules for Thank-You Notes
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2015
People often ask me if thank-you notes are still important. My answer is an unequivocal, absolute, unqualified, deeply passionate YES. I’m astonished at how many people fail to send a thank-you note after a formal job interview, which has been the rule forever. And I bet I’m not alone when I say that nothing impresses me more than a quick, authentic thank-you note after any situation where a person has been helped in any wa...
 
  Too much information can be overwhelming. Learn to tidy it up.
by Beverly Jones - Nov, 2015
"Sophie" was a busy manager working long hours in a competitive environment. She had just received a modest promotion, which meant that her small team of analysts would grow from three direct reports to five. She had wanted this broader responsibility, but now she wasn't feeling good about her expanded role. Sophie told me that she had already been operating at full capacity. So how could she possibly handle the additional wor...
 
  7 Steps to Boost Your Confidence as a Leader
by Marshall Goldsmith - Nov, 2015
For many leaders, especially those just starting out, exhibiting confidence and strength in their role as leader is something that they often tell me they would like to develop. They know, and rightly so, that self-confidence and self-esteem are important qualities of great leaders. Following are seven simple suggestions that I give leaders and potential leaders who want to be collaborative and authentic and at the same tim...
 
  An Insider's Job Search Tips: Get In The Back Door For An Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Nov, 2015
It’s time to face facts. Submitting your resume online with hundreds of other candidates is not the best way to get in the door for an interview. In a competitive market, you can get lost in a sea of success-doorresumes. You need to access the back door to increase your chance of getting an interview. I’ll share my insider’s tips on accessing the back door to get interviews. Personal introduction to the hiring manager. W...
 
  The Human Factor: A New Era of Relationships
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2015
Human interactions rule our lives. Our social nature may be even more valuable than we realize. In a world where technological advances increasingly provide solutions and perform jobs, our social skills can increase or diminish our value. But most of us—professionals, employees and managers alike—undervalue our social skills. This is not an option in an era of dwindling job opportunities. “When people in an organization...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 11
by Local JobNetwork™ - Nov, 2015
Wishing you a beautiful holiday season and a new year filled with peace and happiness! We sincerely thank all of our authors and readers for continuing to make The OFCCP Digest a valuable resource. We loo...
 
  OFCCP’s New Class Member Locator Database and DOL’s Proposed Blacklisting Rule Guidance
by Alissa Horvitz - Nov, 2015
Raising the Stakes in Compliance Reviews and Complicating Conciliation Efforts The vast majority of contractors that have been cited by OFCCP for violations involving discrimination have been willing to enter into voluntary conciliation agreements to resolve their compliance reviews. OFCCP’s statistics bear that out. Out of thousands of compliance reviews every year, most of them are resolved with a Notice of Comp...
 
  OFCCP’s New Class Member Locator Database and DOL’s Proposed Blacklisting Rule Guidance
by Josh Roffman - Nov, 2015
Raising the Stakes in Compliance Reviews and Complicating Conciliation Efforts The vast majority of contractors that have been cited by OFCCP for violations involving discrimination have been willing to enter into voluntary conciliation agreements to resolve their compliance reviews. OFCCP’s statistics bear that out. Out of thousands of compliance reviews every year, most of them are resolved with a Notice of Comp...
 
  Listing Versus Posting
by Jacquelyn Peterson - Nov, 2015
The Local JobNetworkTM (LJN) received the following question in its online forum Ask the Experts. LJN thought it was worth sharing the question and answer with all of you as there appears to be some confusion regarding the listing requirement in the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA). Question: I attended a legal update on Affirmative Action, and the speaker made a distinction between “l...
 
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