| Government Compliance - Criminal Record Restrictions (Directive 306)
by Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR and Jacquelyn Peterson - Jun, 2013
Directive 306, "Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin" was signed and made effective on January 29, 2013. The Directive provides information about the circumstances of excluding applicants or employees based on their criminal records; the Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) 31-11 issued on May 25, 2012 to the American Job Center...
| I Want to Be a - Chiropractor (Pt. 1)
by Cynthia Vaughn and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Thousands of people go to the chiropractor to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, whether it be from an injury or an everyday issue. Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, a respected chiropractor who has served in high-level positions for numerous boards and chiropractic organizations, joins Tim Muma to discuss the profession. Dr. Vaughn brings her perspective to the listeners, discussing the daily work of a chiropractor, as well as the...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Solutions to Networking Mistakes
by Sandy Geroux and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Effective networking can have enormous benefits, from building relationships with clients, to improving your chances of getting a promotion, to landing a new or better job with a different organization. Sandy Geroux, the founder of WOWplace International, is a professional speaker and author who has focused her efforts on improving the performance and careers of others. She talks with Tim Muma about the mistakes people make w...
| Executive Decisions - Executive Resumes
by Laura Smith-Proulx and Tim Muma - May, 2013
You can find plenty of tips and advice on resumes, but it's clear this personal pitch for executives needs to be treated differently than the average one you'll see. Laura Smith-Proulx, a credentialed, certified Executive Resume Writer and former recruiter, joins Tim Muma to help put together a knockout resume for executives, properly highlighting the achievements, accolades and skills to stand out among the other highly-quali...
Reducing Your Risk of Layoff
by Dan King - Jun, 2013
Uh oh! We're starting to hear the "R" word again. Nobody wants to actually say it, but we all know the economy is in "recession," sure to be followed by more "restructuring," "reengineering," and "reorganization.” As organizations roll-out these three "R's, you'd be wise to reassess your career strategy and ready yourself for another rout of "rightsizing." And redo your resume while you're at it. For the past several ye...
Bouncing Back from “Bad” Feedback
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Feedback has an effect on you whether you’re receiving it from an annual performance review, a 360 feedback assessment, or a seemingly well-intentioned comment from a supervisor or colleague. Your interpretation of the feedback depends on a multitude of factors including the source, the content, the intention, your ability to change in relation to the feedback, and how you’re feeling when you receive it. In some instances, ...
Can I Really be Satisfied with Work?
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Do you feel like you fell into your work? So many of us go to law school because it was expected, or we become doctors because it’s the family profession. Professional choices are made because it’s what we ‘should’ do, as opposed to pursuing what we want to do. The results of making these decisions, or lack of decisions, can be varied. For some of us, this path is acceptable. The work may be interesting, challenging, or...
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Dennis, an accountant, was part of an audit team for a large corporation. As he was reporting some data findings to his project manager and the rest of the team, his manager pointed out an incorrect assumption Dennis made that resulted in erroneous figures and that could have legal repercussions. Fortunately, the mistake was found before the results were presented publicly and Dennis was able to correct his reports. Unfortunat...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 6
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jun, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 6 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance. ...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jun, 2013
June 2013 IF YOU ARE USING OFCCP-REQUIRED AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS CORRECTLY, YOU WILL NOT FEAR THE COMING U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN FISHER V. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS The precise legal question presented in Abigail Noel Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin et al., No. 11-345 (U.S. Sup Ct, cert granted 2/21/12) is: "Whether this Court's decisions interpreting th...
2010 EEO Tabulation: A Quick Peek Under the Hood
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Jun, 2013
Since January 2005, the contractor community has been using the Census 2000 Special EEO File to prepare Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs). On May 15, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced that as of January 1, 2014, federal contractors must replace the 2000 EEO file with the 2006-2010 Census EEO Tabulation (2010 EEO Tabulation) to produce all future AAPs 1. The 2010 EEO Tabulation provide...
The Unexpected Race Discrimination Victim
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jun, 2013
The unexpected victim in OFCCP and EEOC race cases is a white, or as OFCCP likes to call it, a non-minority, victim. The historical reasons for this are well known. The civil rights laws were developed to counteract the societal bias that favors white applicants and/or employees. However, the fact that such cases are rare does not mean they are non-existent. The civil rights laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of ra...
Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Availability Results
by Chris Lindholm - Jun, 2013
As Federal contractors begin to utilize the 2010 EEO Census File to generate availability data, it provides a good opportunity to remind plan developers to take a look at how they are calculating their availability pools. Contractors need to avoid going on autopilot when it comes to defining their affirmative action plan structure. Things have changed and contractors need to visualize the impact those changes have on their g...
4 De-Stressing Tips For Your Job Search
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2013
Job seekers are spending long, grueling hours, hitting the job front from multiple angles, but the stress is becoming unbearable. So, I decided to build a list of de-stressing tips for your job search, which hopefully provide you with some relief. 1. Take Stock In What You Have When did our personal worth become indicative upon a j-o-b? No doubt, the loss of income will force us to make some difficult decisions, but ne...
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