| 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...
| Management Decisions - Corporate Concinnity
by Nancy Falls and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
Building exceptional, sustainable leadership teams are a vital component for successful companies. Many times, these larger organizations need to find harmony between the executives and the boardroom. Nancy Falls, founder and CEO of The Concinnity Company, brings her 30 years of experience around the C-suite and boardrooms to help bring everyone together. She gives Tim Muma insight into the key factors that can raise companies...
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...
by Local JobNetwork™ - Sep, 2015
The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) conducts compliance reviews to evaluate federal contractors and subcontractors' compliance with equal opportunity and non-discrimination practices in employment. A significant part of a compliance review focuses on compensation practices and data analyses. Federal contractors and subcontractors need to understand its organizational compensati...
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...
Revised Memorandum of Understanding Warns Employers About Coordinated Enforcement Efforts of the OFCCP and EEOC
by Carmen Couden, Esq. - Apr, 2012
Revised Memorandum of Understanding Warns Employers About Coordinated Enforcement Efforts of the OFCCP and EEOC Much has been written recently about the OFCCP's increased focus on enforcement and its efforts to expand the scope of the obligations with which contractors will be required to comply going forward. However, recent updates to the OFCCP's memorandum of understanding ("MOU") with the Equal Employment Opportuni...
Employment Service Delivery System (State Job Bank)
by Local JobNetwork™ - Dec, 2011
Find Your Employment Service Delivery System (State Job Banks) The publicly-funded state workforce system provides administration of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market information, and other programs and services. You can find a complete listing of the State Job Banks throughout the country. Washington...
New Law Lets Illegal Immigrants Qualify for State Grants in California
by Marcia Robinson - Oct, 2011
The California Department of Finance estimates that 2,500 more students will qualify for Cal Grants as a result of a new bill signed into law last week by California Governor Jerry Brown. Cal Grants, as the name suggests, are grants funded by the State of California to help students fund higher education. The California Department of Finance estimates that the cost to California for these 2,500 more students receiving Cal Gran...
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