| Management Decisions - Culture of Intention
by Shirl Jenkins and Tim Muma - Jun, 2014
The culture within one's organization can play a huge factor throughout a company, often affecting various components of a company's performance and talent. Shirl Jenkins, Senior Vice President of IntelliDyne, shares her knowledge with Tim Muma about all things culture. Shirl doesn't see culture as a side note to an organization's draw, instead seeing the overwhelming benefit of creating an entire environment focused on genuin...
| Employment Notebook - Recognition Done Wrong
by Barbara Milhizer and Tim Muma - May, 2014
The utilization of recognition of employee performance and its effects on productivity has become a focus in the workplace. Many strategies have been tried and implemented, but one may often wonder if employers are doing it all wrong. Barbara Milhizer, a partner with PeopleResults, brings more than 15 years of experience in human resources to address this potential issue. She explains to Tim Muma why recognition goes poorly an...
| Management Decisions - Shrewd Interview Questions
by Eliot Sun and Tim Muma - May, 2014
Interviewing job candidates can be a challenging proposition, but if you're looking for the best personnel, it's imperative you have a solid strategy to discover the best fit for the position and the organization. Eliot Sun, CEO and Co-Founder of Kloudless, brings Tim Muma some shrewd interview strategies to enhance or improve upon the traditional interview queries. On Management Decisions (formerly Executive Decisions) we...
| Government Compliance - Similarly Situated in Termination and Promotion Cases
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - May, 2014
Determining who is similarly situated is critical to the outcome of a discrimination case. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has to prove its calculations are correct and based on appropriate pools for comparison. A common defense for a contractor is to challenge the construction of the pools used in the discrimination analysis. Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enfor...
Employer Interviewing Tips
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2012
Since I spend a significant amount of time posting information, providing advice that helps those seeking employment, I thought in this post, I would reference some useful tips for hiring managers to help make effective decisions. Just as important as it is for an interviewee to put his or her best foot forward, so too is it critical that a hiring manager representing their firm also make a positive impression. The interview p...
Counselors Impact Student’s Career Options
by Wendy Enelow - Oct, 2012
Counselors play a critical role in steering students in class selection, and ultimately career choice. Gender stereotypes may result in an unknowing bias when providing guidance to students. What can be done to increase couselor’s awareness of nontraditional careers for females, including those in science, technology, engineering, and math? Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes begin at birth when girls are dressed in...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
How to Give an Effective Performance Review
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
Most of us crave meaningful feedback at work. It's natural to want validation and acknowledgment for our accomplishments, and many of us wish we could hear constructive criticism more often to help us learn and grow. Yet the tool that organizations give managers, the dreaded performance review, is pretty universally loathed. Most managers aren't well-trained on how to give effective feedback. They forget the importance of...
Four Difficult Types of Employees: Feedback Do’s and Don’ts
by Judith Lindenberger - May, 2012
Whether you are dealing with a difficult person or motivating someone to be a more positive contributor, employee feedback is a powerful management tool. Many of us work with these four difficult types of employees and the guidance below will help you have constructive feedback sessions: The Bomb - an unguided missile who has a track record of bursts of anger. Keep in mind the time-honored adage that you can’t contro...
Proposed Revised Scheduling Letter: Job Title and Race/Ethnicity Data
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2012
If OFCCP's proposed revised scheduling letter is approved anytime in 2012, it will ask you to submit your 2011 AAP data. If your AAP year tracks the calendar year, this is the data you are reviewing now. From the time you receive a scheduling letter, you have 30 days to submit your written affirmative action program along with the documents specified in the enclosed itemized listing. OFCCP has proposed few changes to the...
Commenting on the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: What You Need to Know
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2012
Mark your calendars for February 7, 2012! This will be your last opportunity to weigh in on the proposed revisions to OFCCP's Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-741. Why should I comment on the proposed rule? You cannot afford to ignore the significant changes being proposed in the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). It is critical that you read and understand what is coming down the pike in S...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
Supervisors Have to Find Ways of Motivating Staff Through This Recession
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2011
Economic reports show that despite the current recession, employee productivity is up. With some employees feeling overworked and unappreciated, supervisors are working hard to make sure they are motivating staff through this recession, These three simple strategies can help managers keep staff engaged and motivated. Motivating staff with the strategic planning process One of the things that can really depress employe...
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