7 Tried-and-True Steps for Negotiating a Job Offer
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2012
Are you prepared to negotiate a job offer? New LinkedIn research shows 42 percent of professionals in the United States are uncomfortable negotiating; approximately 25 percent admit to never having negotiated in the workplace. The study also shows that many of LinkedIn's U.S. members (39 percent) report feeling anxious about negotiation, more so than participants from other countries do. What's wrong with neglecting to neg...
DELIBERATE BLACK HOLE TACTICS
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2012
After a mutually beneficial business connection, he spontaneously offered, "if you need anything in the future don't hesitate to contact me." He went so far as to name some of the things he'd be happy to be involved in, or help me with, and I made a mental note for future reference. It seemed more than an obligatory remark from this well recognized individual. A few months later, remembering his persistent offer, a situatio...
Emotional Intelligence Key to Star Performance
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2012
Emotional Intelligence Key to Star Performance More than anyone else, the boss creates the conditions that directly determine people’s ability to work well. ~ Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership I recently spoke with the VP of Human Resources of a company regarding providing executive coaching for several of the company’s high performing leaders. The HR Director asked some very pertinent questions to determine fit. She speci...
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...
The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Apr, 2012
April 2012 The FedEx Story: Several Important Developments to Note about OFCCP’s Compliance Processes Maybe I can shed a little light on the FedEx (Ground) Conciliation Agreement (i.e. settlement) with OFCCP since there seems to be much confusion and much interest among federal contractors. While this is a small settlement, it is nonetheless important to teach many different...
Monitoring for Compliance in Terminations
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Apr, 2012
Monitoring for Compliance in Terminations OFCCP examines terminations when there are racial, gender or other disparities in the rate of terminations in a job group or title that are statistically significant. In most termination cases, these disparities can be readily resolved with proper analysis. Voluntary Terminations The first step is to separate voluntary from involuntary terminations. With voluntary terminati...
Using Applicant Reports to Help Your Company During an OFCCP Review (Part 2)
by Bill Osterndorf - Apr, 2012
Using Applicant Reports to Help Your Company During an OFCCP Review Part 2 of 2 In part 1 of this series, we noted that it's a different world out there for companies going through OFCCP reviews. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continues to closely examine the hiring of federal contractors and subcontractors to determine whether there is any...
4 Ways to Source Keywords for Your Resume
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2012
Keywords for resumes refer to the buzzwords or search terms that recruiters and hiring managers are using to source candidates for their open positions. Keywords generally relate to skills that are specific to the job function, industry, or business environment. Keywords have become increasing important in the past few years as more companies are relying on ATS or Applicant Tracking Systems to source candidates. ATS systems p...
Dig below the surface to define your the ideal career!
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2012
I was talking with my career coaching client, Margaret, the other day. She was giving me positive feedback on our career coaching process, which of course is always great to hear. One of the things we discussed I wanted to share with you, because it’s something you can do to help you define your ideal career direction. Many people I encounter have thought about their career direction but wind up confused with either too many o...
Joe Quits His Job: A Cautionary Tale of Transition
by Emily King - Apr, 2012
This is a true story. A career military officer – let’s call him Joe for simplicity’s sake – retires after 20 years of service with a valuable and highly marketable skill set. Joe receives several offers early in his job search. He accepts one based on his interest in the work, the small size of the company (that would allow him to grow with it), and salary among other factors. Two months into his employment Joe is happy with...
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