| Government Compliance - Contract Compliance in the Context of Transgender Discrimination
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. and Jacquelyn Peterson - Jan, 2014
An article posted on Buzzfeed.com on December 4, 2013 stated, "Federal Official Refuses to Say Whether Office is Protecting Trans Workers." The response of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was, "OFCCP follows Title VII precedent in everything." Sandra Scott Zeigler, Esq., a recognized authority on Federal EEO enforcement with 25 years of experience divided equally between the EEOC and OFCCP, sheds som...
| Management Decisions - Best Places to Work: NuStar Energy
by Bob Grimes and Tim Muma - Jan, 2014
Businesses and employers can often learn successful strategies from the tactics of other great companies. With that in mind, we're looking at a number of Fortune's Best Companies to Work For. Tim Muma speaks with Bob Grimes, vice president of human resources for NuStar Energy, to get the inside dish on the organization. They discuss the culture, values and keys to success for this Fortune 500 company. On Management Decision...
| Employment Notebook - Narcissism in the Workplace
by Tim Sackett and Tim Muma - Jan, 2014
With social media taking the lead, narcissism has become a rather big part of our current society. It's also making an impact in the workplace and how people think and perform. Tim Sackett brings his 20 years of human resources and recruiting experience to give managers and employers advice and strategies on how to lead a generation with a very different perspective on their employment. Employment Notebook (formerly Points...
| Management Decisions - CEO Compensation Issues
by Bob Donnelly and Tim Muma - Jan, 2014
The stories seem to come out on a weekly basis, describing a lucrative deal being struck for a new CEO, only to see him or her leave in a few months while collecting a hefty sum. Bob Donnelly, an educator for St. Peter's University and former CEO himself, expresses the major concerns over CEO compensation and its effects on the company and its workers. He also suggests to Tim Muma some ways to curtail the extravagant payoffs t...
Employer Interviewing Tips
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2012
Since I spend a significant amount of time posting information, providing advice that helps those seeking employment, I thought in this post, I would reference some useful tips for hiring managers to help make effective decisions. Just as important as it is for an interviewee to put his or her best foot forward, so too is it critical that a hiring manager representing their firm also make a positive impression. The interview p...
Counselors Impact Student’s Career Options
by Wendy Enelow - Oct, 2012
Counselors play a critical role in steering students in class selection, and ultimately career choice. Gender stereotypes may result in an unknowing bias when providing guidance to students. What can be done to increase couselor’s awareness of nontraditional careers for females, including those in science, technology, engineering, and math? Gender Stereotypes Gender stereotypes begin at birth when girls are dressed in...
Your Resume and the Hiring Process
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
You might understand that your resume becomes part of the hiring process as soon as you start submitting it to prospective employers for positions you know they have open. However, you might not realize some of the ins and outs of how recruiters and hiring managers deal with your resume as part of their hiring process. I believe any insights you can get into that could prove useful in conducting a successful job search. That’s...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
How to Give an Effective Performance Review
by Heather Mundell - Jun, 2012
Most of us crave meaningful feedback at work. It's natural to want validation and acknowledgment for our accomplishments, and many of us wish we could hear constructive criticism more often to help us learn and grow. Yet the tool that organizations give managers, the dreaded performance review, is pretty universally loathed. Most managers aren't well-trained on how to give effective feedback. They forget the importance of...
Four Difficult Types of Employees: Feedback Do’s and Don’ts
by Judith Lindenberger - May, 2012
Whether you are dealing with a difficult person or motivating someone to be a more positive contributor, employee feedback is a powerful management tool. Many of us work with these four difficult types of employees and the guidance below will help you have constructive feedback sessions: The Bomb - an unguided missile who has a track record of bursts of anger. Keep in mind the time-honored adage that you can’t contro...
Proposed Revised Scheduling Letter: Job Title and Race/Ethnicity Data
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Feb, 2012
If OFCCP's proposed revised scheduling letter is approved anytime in 2012, it will ask you to submit your 2011 AAP data. If your AAP year tracks the calendar year, this is the data you are reviewing now. From the time you receive a scheduling letter, you have 30 days to submit your written affirmative action program along with the documents specified in the enclosed itemized listing. OFCCP has proposed few changes to the...
Commenting on the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: What You Need to Know
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jan, 2012
Mark your calendars for February 7, 2012! This will be your last opportunity to weigh in on the proposed revisions to OFCCP's Section 503 regulations at 41 CFR Part 60-741. Why should I comment on the proposed rule? You cannot afford to ignore the significant changes being proposed in the Section 503 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). It is critical that you read and understand what is coming down the pike in S...
Top 10 Dumbest Things Recruiters Do: And the Winner Is...
by John Sullivan - Dec, 2011
by John Sullivan and Laureen Edmiston Several weeks ago ere.net published an article that asked the question “what are the dumbest things that recruiters do.” After surveying recruiters on ere.net, Twitter, and at the recent SMA symposium in Seattle, it is clear that most feel the dumbest thing recruiters do is… Not managing the candidate experience — the candidate experience is the perception of the sum of interaction...
Supervisors Have to Find Ways of Motivating Staff Through This Recession
by Marcia Robinson - Nov, 2011
Economic reports show that despite the current recession, employee productivity is up. With some employees feeling overworked and unappreciated, supervisors are working hard to make sure they are motivating staff through this recession, These three simple strategies can help managers keep staff engaged and motivated. Motivating staff with the strategic planning process One of the things that can really depress employe...
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