Career Tip: To Stress or Not to Stress
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re gainfully employed and reasonably secure or in the market for a new job to replace the one you lost, stress is probably a factor–something you’re forced to deal with if you don’t want it to overwhelm you. That’s the common perception of stress as a bad thing, and certainly if you’re experiencing potentially harmful stress, you need to find a good way to manage it. However, we also hear from time to time that...
Does Networking Make You Feel Weighed Down?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2013
Networking is essential to advertising your personal brand – and, as you may realize, networking is sort of like power walking. If you wear light workout clothing and athletic shoes made for the terrain you walk, you almost glide down the track or path. If you strap on leg weights, step into steel-toed boots and pile on heavy coats, you’ll cover less ground and add time to your walk. Here’s how to avoid moving in slow motio...
3 Tips to Amp Up Your Summer Job Search
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2013
Although the job search can be an arduous process year-round, there are a few things you can take advantage of when searching in the summer months! Here’s the motivation you need to stop daydreaming about laying out on the beach and start sending out your resume. 1. Start Early When you are searching for a job in the summer, you are not only going up against the people you were competing with last spring. You have a who...
Dispelling Resume Myths—Myth #1: My Resume Has to Be One Page
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2013
I heard that a resume should be only one page in length. Is that true? Nope, not really. Yes, if you have only one page’s worth of experience. Certainly don’t try to stretch it out to two pages. (hint, hint: my entry-level folks with a limited work history, I’m talking to you). Generally speaking, though—no, there is no resume rule that stipulates your resume can be only one page and that is it. Use two pages to ma...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Jul, 2013
July 2013 The Myth of OFCCP's Debarment Authority: Another Great Urban Legend Skewered OFCCP Director Pat Shiu has garnered some flattering and critical (both) press coverage for her recent speech to the annual meeting of The National Employment Lawyer's Association (NELA), one of the country's leading trade associations for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers. (Note: NELA is not to...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 7
by Local JobNetwork™ - Jul, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 7 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for those who do business with the Federal government. Industry leaders throughout the country share their expertise on a range of topics including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and government compliance....
Breathing New Life into Affirmative Action to Grow Your Company’s Bottom Line
by Ahmed Younies - Jul, 2013
Affirmative Action burst onto the American employment landscape about 45 years ago as a means to combat decades of racial discrimination by employers. That year, all Federal agencies were required by Federal law to put into place certain programs meant to ensure that all job applicants were considered without regard to “race, creed, color, or national origin,” and to guarantee that these factors played no role in the treatmen...
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review - Part 1
by Bill Osterndorf - Jul, 2013
How to Set Priorities for an OFCCP Review Part 1 - Understanding How OFCCP’s Focus Areas Affect Setting Priorities This article is the first of a two-part series. In this article, we’ll provide some general information on how to set priorities in preparation for an OFCCP review. In the follow-up article, we’ll discuss a number of specific items that should be priorities for all federal contractors...
Obesity and the ADA
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jul, 2013
Disease vs. Disability On June 18, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted to classify obesity as a disease. According to all reports, this decision does not, by itself, carry any legal weight. However, it could influence the way obesity is treated in developing public policy on the issue. In fact, public policy has been trending this way for a while. One of the earliest cases discussing obesity and disability...
What You Need To Know: Employment Implications of Key Recent US Supreme Court Decisions
by Valerie Hoffman, Esq - Jul, 2013
The United States Supreme Court ended its October 2012 term with a flurry of high profile decisions. A number of those will have significant implications for employers. Among other noteworthy opinions, the Justices handed down one opinion regarding affirmative action and two dealing with Title VII. Employers should be aware of the precedents established by the respective cases, but should remain watchful for developing tre...
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