Which Direction will the OFCCP Steer its Theory of Steering?
by Soul Cherradi - Feb, 2015
Many things have been written and debated in 2014 about the OFCCP’s (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) renewed interest in the “theory of steering” that the agency re-introduced in Directive 307. While the OFCCP critics have accepted that the theory of steering is adequate for selection claims, they continue to consider its application to compensation claims as inappropriate at best. Nevertheless, the OFCCP was...
The Unknown Problem
by Marilynn L. Schuyler - Feb, 2015
The “unknown problem” is actually very familiar to anyone who analyzes applicant data. So, it’s not really “unknown” at all. But the problem is much broader than one might imagine, and has implications that ripple through several analyses in your Affirmative Action Plan. Unknown Race and/or Gender Status in Applicant Data I have never seen an applicant data set that didn’t have several fields left blank or marked as...
Understanding OFCCP’s Political Agenda
by Bill Osterndorf - Feb, 2015
Several years ago, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest entitled “What Does OFCCP Want?” The central premise of that article was that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has certain defined expectations for federal contractors and subcontractors. With all the additional changes that have occurred involving OFCCP over the last few years, this appears to be a good time to...
President Obama and the OFCCP: 2014 in Review – Part II
by Ahmed Younies - Feb, 2015
In Part I of this post we examined the close connection between the OFCCP’s focus on pay equity and the hiring of veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in 2014 and President Obama’s agenda. We continue here by comparing the President’s agenda and actions regarding LGBT workers and other, more general workers’ rights issues with those of the OFCCP during 2014. LGBT Workers President Obama: The President has...
Eight Ways to Survive an OFCCP Audit
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Feb, 2015
The key to surviving a compliance review, or audit, is in preparing the AAP—way before the scheduling letter is received. Remember, a compliance review focuses on the activity from the 12 months prior to the development of the current AAP. So audit survival starts with not forgetting the past. Here are eight ways to do just that: Develop your AAP on time and accurately! Scrub your data before your AAP is developed, and ch...
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2015
Do you ever feel like a fake? If you’re a leader today and you’ve felt some occasional insecurity in your role, you’re far from alone. This phenomenon is often called impostor syndrome, and it’s a concern that arises in many training sessions I deliver to leaders, and new leaders in particular. The good news is the syndrome is quite curable. Here are five strategies to help you out: Know that it’s normal. Especially as a...
How to Weather the Job Search
by Paul Freiberger - Feb, 2015
We’re all different. We think differently, we feel differently and we respond to the world differently. Yet there are some things almost all of us agree on. Almost all of us agree that the job market is a stressful place, and most of us think “stressful” is a bit of an understatement. Success at carrying out the best job search depends in part on how you respond. It’s not the same for everyone, of course. We bring our own...
7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time
by Abby Locke - Feb, 2015
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That's exciting, now don't screw it up. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates. We know that first impressions count, so how about making your first impression stand out on your next job interview? 1) Giving long-winded, rambli...
7 Logical Reasons Why You Have Zero Results From Your Job Hunt
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It’s the most frustrating scenario an executive can experience. You’ve spruced up your resume, sent it off to open jobs and after a few weeks you are still hearing crickets. Nothing seems to work and trying to get a hold of HR has been useless. You scratch your head wondering what could possibly be wrong. After all, you’ve got great experience! Could you be overqualified? Did you format your resume incorrectly? Did you not...
Demilitarizing Your Military Resume for a Civilian Career
by Adrienne Erin - Feb, 2015
You might be an 0311 — ground pounder — in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. Maybe you’re a Navy Corpsman, with more field experience than any hospital internship could have ever provided. Or perhaps you’re a Gunnery Sergeant, training new recruits from dawn to, well, dawn. Leaving the military can be as much of a culture shock as enlisting. But don’t worry; your military resume will transfer to a civilian car...
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