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  • EEO-1 Component-2 Pay Data Analysis
    by Dan Kuang - July 17, 2019
    Despite resistance from the employer community, EEO-1 'Component 2' compensation reporting requirements will most likely be upheld by federal courts. As employers scramble to assemble their reports, many are also concerned with the potential risk exposure these reports may introduce. First and foremost, how will the OFCCP and EEOC use this information in their pay equity investigations? Strategically, the OFCCP has large...
  • Employers: Want to Foster A Mental-Health Friendly Workplace? Bring Your
    by Brett Sheats - July 17, 2019
    Not all disabilities are visible to the eye, and among those that are often non-apparent are mental health conditions. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, 19 percent of American adults experience mental health conditions each year,1 such as depression, anxiety disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder), and bi-polar disorder, to name a few. The vast majority of these individuals are of working age,...
  • OFCCP Focused Reviews – Practical Tips and Best Practices
    by Lisa Kaiser - July 17, 2019
    OFCCP released its directive (2018-04) to conduct compliance evaluations focused on the laws and regulations relating to individuals with disabilities on August 10, 2018. As federal contractors are aware, the OFCCP enforces three laws, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, which collectively,...
  • Resumes for Marketing Professionals
    by Robin Schlinger - July 16, 2019
    The marketing profession leads in many career directions: community and media relations, in-house or agency positions, website or proposal writing, digital or print communications, and so on. However, there are a few common denominators to all of these potential career paths for marketing professionals. Your resume should focus on: Your unique value. For example, have you experienced success in market research or soci...
  • Millenials and Gen Z Are Changing the Culture of the Workplace
    by Debra Wheatman - July 12, 2019
    In the bygone era, prior to the late 1980s, life in corporate America was good. It was comfortable. Predictable. Secure. All you had to do was go to college (or not), get a job, work your way up, and then, 40 years later, retire with a full pension. By 1988, “downsizing” had come into favor as a quick way to boost both shareholder value and earnings per share. In 1993, IBM, which had previously never reduced it...
  • The Art of Public Speaking and How It Can Enhance Your Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 11, 2019
    Among the pressing fears for human beings, public speaking ranks at the very top along with heights and snakes. As someone who really enjoys public speaking, I realize that I may be part of a small population but I also know how speaking has enhanced my communication and leveraged my career brand. I offer wisdom to the non-speaker about how to get started and consider how speaking – from the intimate board room or...
  • 3 Assertive Communication Techniques to Earn the Respect You Deserve
    by Melody Wilding - July 10, 2019
    Aggressive people are hostile, adopting the “my way or the highway” stance. Passive people give up their power and are easily taken advantage of, which creates a surefire recipe for burnout and resentment. You want to be a happy medium—an assertive person and assertive communication. Assertive people seek out win-win scenarios and make their desires and beliefs known. Confident and assured, they approac...
  • Procrastination Is An Excuse, Not A Reason
    by Sherri Edwards - July 9, 2019
    One of the biggest factors I see impacting many people’s pursuit of their employment goals stems from making excuses for not getting things done on time — or, in some cases, ever. When asking someone why they didn’t carry out their objectives for the week, I’ve heard everything from the usual “my dog ate my homework” to “I couldn’t do it because I had to take my dead cat to th...
  • Resumes for Jobs with Flexible Hours
    by Robin Schlinger - July 8, 2019
    As we wind down from the Independence Day weekend, let’s celebrate freedom of choice! Recent surveys have found that 80% of U.S. workers would turn down a job that does not offer flexibility with hours and location of work. Choosing a Job and Career with Flexibility If you want a job with flexible hours and/or location, the best way to start is by choosing a career and industry where flexibility is the norm. Job...
  • Winning at Working: Serving Company Politics
    by Nan S. Russell - July 5, 2019
    I once had a boss who informed me there was no such thing as company politics. At the time, I decided that depended on whether you were the person wielding power or influenced by it. I’d categorize self-serving antics, sabotaging behaviors, information hoarding, and artful manipulation under the heading of organizational politics. I’d throw in veiled threats, perpetuated mistruths, finger-pointing, and coerci...