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  • Why You Should Become A Self-Aware Leader Today
    by Melody Wilding - December 10, 2019
    Studies increasingly show that self-awareness is more valuable than smarts alone. Research shows that leaders who are more self-aware get promoted faster and are awarded more responsibility. Like many qualities, self-awareness is not a fixed trait. But you can learn and cultivate it intentionally. If you’re looking to boost your EQ, there are a number of ways to understand yourself better. Start a daily mindful...
  • Job Training On Your Resume
    by Robin Schlinger - December 6, 2019
    You may have received training in any number of subjects, whether on-the-job training (OJT) or training through an offsite trade school, certification course, or college program. Job training usually helps you to achieve at least one of the following goals: Perform your job (for example, safely operating a forklift or using a new software) Prepare for a promotion (for example, leadership training) Improve the way...
  • Adverse Impact: Exploring a Functional Understanding
    by Dan Biddle, Jeff Davies - December 5, 2019
    Overview One may be hard-pressed to find a topic in the world of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action that is more disliked than adverse impact. Not only does an adverse impact analysis (a.k.a. impact ratio analysis and/or disparity analysis) involve complicated statistical calculations to arrive at its results, but these results are often used in investigations as the foundation for charges of discriminatio...
  • Job Search Help Can Get Results During Holiday Season
    by Paul Freiberger - December 3, 2019
    Companies really do hire employees between Thanksgiving and mid-January. There are a number of reasons why November, December, or January could be luckiest months in the job search for you. You should not pause your job search during the holiday months. Use the holiday season to improve your job search. The notion that job search gets harder this time of year is a myth. Job search websites such as monster.com have someti...
  • When Job Interviews Go Weird
    by Debra Wheatman - November 26, 2019
    There is a theory out there that postulates that traditional job interviews don’t give hiring managers or recruiters an accurate read on a candidate’s likely performance in a certain role, largely because interviews can be too brief, formulaic, formal, or riddled with bias. Some organizations are taking a scientific approach to interviewing in which they control for obvious variables. For example, some orchestra...
  • How You Can Stay Compliant with OFCCP’s Hiring Initiatives
    by Manoj Tiwari - November 21, 2019
    Federal contractors have to navigate numerous hiring regulations — not only the state and federal laws that all businesses must follow but also contractor-specific regulations set by the federal government. Previously, much of the attention regarding compliance dealt with affirmative action policies for race and gender. However, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) also enforces initiatives fo...
  • Are You Too Risky to Hire?
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - November 19, 2019
    Are you giving off the wrong signals and unknowingly decreasing your chances for landing the job? Despite the booming economy some candidates have trouble getting in the door. Why is that? Perhaps because they seem too risky to hire. Hiring managers are looking for qualified candidates who can add value. As much as possible, they want to avoid those who cause problems, and who can blame them? Releasing a troublemaker is...
  • Playing To Your Strengths: Finding Your “Zone”
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - November 14, 2019
    We hear it often…it’s better to play to your strengths rather than trying to fix your weaknesses. While that may seem like a “no-brainer,” especially when it comes to work and career, it’s surprising how many of us continue to work against our own proverbial grain. We’ve all heard about the challenges of trying to fit square pegs in round holes. If you’re in a job where you find...