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...
Redoing Your Budget for a Career Transition
by Kelly Gurnett - Jun, 2013
There are so many factors to consider when you’re preparing for a career transition. Whether your goal is to start your own business, launch a side hustle, or change job paths, you’ve got a lot to think about as you gear up for the leap. Having a solid (and realistic) budget in place is key in making sure your transition is as stress-free and secure as possible. And while the internet is chock full of resources on how to fo...
Eleven Ways To Stand Out
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2013
At every stage of the employment process, there are opportunities to attract more attention from employers. College students should take a close look at the list that follows to determine how they can set themselves apart from other qualified candidates. Employers pay attention to the applicant who can stand out from the crowd. 1. What You Send – Resumé, Sales Letter, Audio or Video Material, Objects, Unusual Items and Than...
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...
How to Recruit and Retain Military Veterans
by Carl Savino - Jun, 2013
As the nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to a close, considerable attention has been given to the recruiting and retention of military veterans. This article provides employers with helpful tips on both. Recruitment of Veterans Did you know that annually, almost 250,000 men and women leave active military service? The skills and experience they bring to the table are wide and varied, with corollaries in...
Easy & successful approach to networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
What’s the most important word in networking? Giving. In this tough job economy, many executives don’t take into consideration how easy it can be to give before receiving. It’s a constant struggle to look past the “what’s in it for me?” thinking. In my last blog we discussed the three categories of a typical composition of an executive’s network. Easy – which describes people who are easy to help, but may not be able to giv...
Personal Branding is Out. Reputation Building is In.
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2013
Personal branding has become a hot topic over the last few years. Seems everyone has one, or wants one, or feels as though they should have one, even if they’re not sure what it is. I’ll be honest, I’ve long been a naysayer when it comes to personal branding. But today I came across this post by Harry Urschel called “The Reality of Personal Branding” and it helped clarify my thinking on the issue. Harry says this about per...
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