The Poets, the Nerds, and the Suits
by Anthony Mills - May, 2014
In the ancient world, there were three roles of influence that tended to engage one another… the Prophets, the Priests, and the Kings. These three danced a tenuous dance… at times at great odds with one another, often over accountability matters, and at times in aid of one another. One might say that it was a love / hate relationship… one that at times ended with the Prophets losing their heads to the Kings (and the Priests ke...
Take Flight With a Business-Lyrical Resume
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2014
So many resumes are flat – out of tune and uninspiring compositions. If you've read one "goal-oriented sales producer's" resume, you've read a million. Instead of dampening your writing muse with a plethora of requirements that dull, consider the value of a musically inclined communication. A business-lyrical resume is a metric and results-focused a cappella that breaks out into a chorus from time to time. It should...
Is Your Job Search Strategy Producing The Results You Want?
by Beverly Harvey - May, 2014
A focused job search includes extreme clarity, a concentrated effort, persistence, and out-of-the-box thinking. It also includes a system and methodology including upfront analysis and planning, research and investigation, a due diligence process, organization of multiple concurrent activities, and precise execution. In Bryan Golden’s, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, Dare to Live Without Limits, his March 4,...
The Things We Say
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2014
A three hour delayed connecting flight in Minneapolis created headaches for me and other business travelers seeking to still reach their destinations that day. All seats in the narrow gate area were filled and briefcases, roller-boards, and more passengers occupied available floor space. Every half hour the gate agent updated us on the status of a part being flown in to fix a rather minor, but important, mechanical issue on ou...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 5
by Local JobNetwork™ - May, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 5 "Similarly Situated" in Termination and Promotion Cases by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. The determination of who is "similarly situated" is critical to the outcome of a discrimination case. It is the agency's burden to prove that its calculations are correct and based on...
Fast Facts of the 2014 SWARM ILG Conference
by Jacquelyn Peterson - May, 2014
The Colorado Industry Liaison Group (ILG) hosted the 2014 Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) ILG Conference in Denver, Colo. at the Omni Interlocken Resort from Tuesday, April 29 to Friday, May 2, 2014. The conference attendance included approximately 270 attendees, 26 exhibitors, 6 preconference sessions, 7 general sessions, 20 concurrent sessions, 1 keynote speaker, and 1 motivational speaker. The Office of Federal...
Pay Equity, Gender Gap, and Publicly Available Data
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - May, 2014
On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum entitled "Advancing Pay Equality Through Compensation Data Collection." The Presidential Memorandum directs the Department of Labor to establish new regulations that will require federal contractors to submit summary compensation data by gender and race to the DOL. On the same day the President also signed an Executive Order entitled Non-Retaliation for Dis...
OFCCP’s Revised Veterans and Disability Regulations: The Affirmative Action (“Subpart C”) Requirements
by Bill Osterndorf - May, 2014
As we approach the summer months, companies are continuing to implement the revised regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in regard to protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. By now, federal contractors and subcontractors should have implemented the items that were to have been in place by March 24, 2014. There are various other requirement...
Similarly Situated in Termination and Promotion Cases
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - May, 2014
The determination of who is "similarly situated" is critical to the outcome of a discrimination case. It is the agency's burden to prove that its calculations are correct and based on appropriate pools for comparison. The most obvious and common avenue of defense for a contractor is to challenge the construction of the pools used in the discrimination analysis. In order to successfully mount this kind of challenge the contract...
“What are your salary requirements?” Here’s how to answer.
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
Most careers experts will tell you to never reveal your salary requirements in an interview or when responding to an ad. Like a lot of career advice, this is fine in theory but almost impossible in practice. When the job posting states that you must give your salary requirements, or when the interviewer asks you directly, what are you supposed to say? “I’m sorry but I don’t want to answer that question” will probably not go...
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