Are Your Work Habits Slowing You Down?
by Dale Kurow, M.S. - Mar, 2014
Nobody’s perfect and we all come chock full of our own personal bad habits. But what if your undesirable habits are piling up and creating a case against your work success? If you think you might be committing some office faux pas and are interested in making some small steps to improvement, ask yourself if any of the following bad habits ring true for you: Exaggerating the Truth You may feel you need to “prove...
Job Performance: How Do You Measure Up?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
It’s easy–sometimes all too easy–to get caught up in the day-to-day activities of your work-life and not take a good look at how you’re really doing overall. This approach bears an uncomfortably strong resemblance to a racehorse with blinkers on. If you’ve fallen into that trap, now is the time to free yourself from it. Job Performance and Blinkers Just to give a little background, blinkers have at least a couple of pu...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 2
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 2 Section 503/VEVRAA Final Rules: Your Questions Answered? by Carmen Couden, Esq. With approximately three weeks left until the Section 503/VEVRAA final rules become effective, federal contractors and subcontractors still have many questions regarding the new obligations...
Preparing for the Revised Veteran and Disability Regulations: New Information on What Should Be Implemented by March 24, 2014
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2014
Federal contractors and subcontractors continue to prepare to implement the revised regulations regarding protected veterans and individuals with disabilities that were issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). There are certain provisions in these revised regulations that must be implemented by March 24, 2014. I discussed these provisions in my January 2014 article for...
Section 503/VEVRAA Final Rules: Your Questions Answered?
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Feb, 2014
With approximately three weeks left until the Section 503/VEVRAA final rules become effective, federal contractors and subcontractors still have many questions regarding the new obligations imposed by the rules and how best to comply with them. As March 24, 2014 approaches, the OFCCP continues to provide guidance regarding implementation of the final rules and to clarify the agency's expectations and plans for enforcement. A...
Algorithm of the OFCCP Enforcement Trend – Part 2 of 3
by Ahmed Younies - Feb, 2014
Part I reviewed the OFCCP's many accomplishments in 2013 and discussed their implications for 2014. Its 2014 agenda appears no less ambitious (more on that soon). Let's briefly compare the OFCCP of the Clinton, Bush and Obama years to get an idea of what likely lies ahead. The Clinton Years: Director Shirley Wilcher took a strong interest in compensation issues and, initially, a tough stance on employment discrimination...
Unemployment Status Discrimination and OFCCP Enforcement
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2014
Recently the administration called on corporations to pledge not to use unemployment status as a selection criterion in their hiring decisions. According to various media reports at least 300 corporations have taken this pledge including a number of major federal contractors. The purpose of this article is to discuss whether and to what extent the laws currently enforced by OFCCP can be used to address this issue. OFCCP en...
What You Need to Know About How Recruiters Get Paid (And How It May Affect Your Job Hunt)
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2014
There is some confusion out there as to how recruiters get paid for their contracted job placement services. Furthermore, there seems to be even more confusion about how a recruiter’s contract with an employer may affect job seekers. External Recruiters are contracted by companies to find them the best candidate for an open position. The contract between an employer and the recruiter is usually done in one of three ways: o...
3 Vague Phrases Your Resume Can Live Without
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
Lately, I’ve found three phrases that seem to be flooding job seekers’ resumes—and they can drown out the uniqueness and distinctiveness you offer. If one of these three phrases is in your resume, I suggest you take immediate action to cut the fluff and be more direct. Exceeds expectations This term didn’t use to be on my hit list, but now it has grown so much in popularity that most job seekers are tempted to utilize...
4 Ways You’re Derailing Your Career
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2014
The worst kinds of career gaffes are those you do unintentionally. It’s easy to see why reaming out the boss or taking an unscheduled vacation might get you into hot water, but more subtle self-destructive behaviors can be just as damaging. Here are a few to watch out for. 1. You’re all business at the office While it’s essential to be productive and possess a strong work ethic, you don’t want to be perceived as th...
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