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    Government Compliance - OFCCP: Friend or Foe?
by Ahmed Younies and Jacquelyn Peterson - Oct, 2015
Many employers approach being a federal contractor based on what they read or hear...enforcement, audit, penalties, etc. Ahmed Younies, President and CEO of HR Unlimited, Inc., shares his perspective on how employers should approach being a federal contractor and subcontractor, and it might surprise you. Government Compliance is where you'll hear hot topics about Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action Planning, an...
    Management Decisions - Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence
by Jason Porter and Tim Muma - Oct, 2015
While thankfully rare in a majority of cases, there always remains the chance of tragic workplace violence occurring in the workplace. Though instances of death claim the headlines, other forms and levels of violence exist and can lead to fatal actions. Jason Porter, regional managing director at Pinkerton, a leading provider of risk management and security solutions around the world, discusses workplace violence awareness. Ja...
    Technically Speaking - The ACLU View on Police Use of Body Cameras
by Jay Stanley and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
On the surface, putting cameras on police officers stands to help all parties in terms of accountability and safety; however, it's more complicated than it sounds. Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), discusses the numerous concerns that exist with running cameras, storing video, and constant monitoring of people while they work. Tim Muma asks him about the rights of the officers, c...
    Technically Speaking - Company Big Data, Security and Informational Safety
by Charles Morgan and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
It's no secret that with all the information and technological advances in our society, that individuals and businesses alike are constantly in danger of having their private data stolen. Acxiom founder Charles Morgan, current CEO of PrivacyStar and author of "Matters of Life and Data," brings his unmatched experiences in the world of tech to discuss the concerns of data, security and safety in the information age. Charles exp...
  Don't Say These 4 Things in a Performance Review
by Alison Green - Nov, 2015
If, like many managers, you’re gearing up for year-end performance reviews (and perhaps dreading them!), you’re probably thinking a lot about what to say. But what not to say is just as important. Here are four common traps to avoid. 1. Don’t say “I haven’t had much time to prepare for this.” Managers notoriously dread writing performance reviews and tend to put them off. But if you think about it, that sends a pretty terri...
  Are You Properly Leveraging Your Retiring Boomers?
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
I've observed an interesting phenomenon. Condo sales in the town where my in laws live, West Palm Beach, were picking up. As someone who studies workforce trends, this is the opposite of what I expected to happen. The baby boomer generation, I thought, does not want to retire to Florida and play golf and mahjong all day. They want to stick around and keep contributing. It turns out I had only part of that right. Boomers wan...
  The Next Generation of Employee Monitoring
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2015
Last summer, I wrote about a Rackspace/University of London study that assessed productivity levels in 120 employees outfitted with wearable monitoring technology. The participants were equipped with one of the three devices – the GENEActiv high-velocity accelerometer wristband, which measures movement and activity; the NeuroSky Mindwave portable biosensor EEG, which monitors brain activity; and the LUMOback posture and activi...
  Who Needs to Use E-Verify?
by Mary G. White - Oct, 2015
E-Verify is mandatory for some employers, including federal contractors and subcontractors working on certain types of contracts, as well as employers in states where E-Verify may be required by state law. However, many employers who are not required to use E-Verify choose to do so voluntarily. Mandatory E-Verify Usage Requirements for Federal Contractors The E-Verify Federal Contractor Rule applies to federal contrac...
  Decision Making Bias
by Gary Cohen - Sep, 2015
As an executive coach, I have read many books about executive coaching and leadership. I have attended programs at some of the finest executive coaching and leadership training programs in the world. And even though they all spend a great deal of time on hidden beliefs, which are certainly important, they mostly skip over two elements I find critical in my work: fallacies and decision bias. Fallacies are the use of ineffect...
  Employer Webinars
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) revised veteran and disability regulations require federal contractors and subcontractors to assess the effectiveness of their outreach and recruitment efforts. As a result, employers must include an outreach assessment within their Affirmative Action Plans (AAPs) and are audited on the effectiveness of their outreach efforts. Meanwhile, OFCCP audits with “viol...
  7 Moves to Protect Yourself During a Merger Or Takeover
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Last year, Investor Place reports, the deal volume of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) was the highest since the financial crisis. The pace in 2015 is supposed to top that. This reflects the drive to enhance competitiveness. Those strategies could include adding new product lines, increasing market share, gaining access to proprietary technology and/or reducing costs. It’s not about just your job As the two companies b...
  Self-Plagiarism and Other Ethical Grey Areas
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2012
I know a very young and successful business book author named Jonah Lehrer. Lehrer has written two bestselling books and is frequently in the news, but last month it was not for a positive reason. Slate – among other outlets – recently reported that Lehrer had been caught stealing…from himself. “Media watcher Jim Romenesko claimed that Jonah, a newly minted New Yorker staff writer, copied his blog post “Why Smart Pe...
  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...
  What does it really mean to be an Affirmative Action Employer?
by Terri Swain - May, 2012
It never fails in our office. The frantic phone call because a Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit letter shows up on a desk, two weeks after sitting on the President's desk, with the yellow sticky note "please handle." Before fear and panic set in, here are some pointers for keeping ahead of the scary audit letter. Explore if your organization IS covered by the Affirmative...
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