Doing Business with the Government must be a Strategic Decision
by Ahmed Younies - Jun, 2014
Government contracts are a stable source of company revenue, but they come with strings attached. They are tough to obtain and maintain. Not only is the process of breaking into the government marketplace complicated, but complying with related regulations post award can also be a challenge. On the upside, doing business with the government is slightly affected by the expansion and contractions in the economy, resulting in a...
Considerations for Promoting Disclosure
by EARN - Jun, 2014
New regulations under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), which took effect on March 24th of this year, have refocused national attention on the issue of disability and employment. For the first time, federal contractors will be inviting job applicants to voluntarily self-identify as individuals with disabilities or protected veterans at both the pr...
Getting it Right the First Time
by Marilynn L. Schuyler - Jun, 2014
Thirty days – calendar days – is a very short time to get a submission together for OFCCP, but it's not the time to cut corners. One of the most effective ways to avoid a protracted review is to ensure that the data you submit is comprehensive, accurate, and is internally consistent. You do not want to be correcting data after it has already been sent to OFCCP, as OFCCP tends to presume that corrected data is submitted to hi...
Compliance After March 24: Now What?
by Cindy Karrow, SPHR - Jun, 2014
The revised Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam Era Veterans Assistance Act (VEVRAA) are now in effect. The date has come and gone, so what now? What should contractors have in place, and what should they be working on? What is OFCCP doing now, and what might we see on the horizon? Let’s explore these and many other important questions....
EEO-1 Report and Voluntary Disclosure
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Jun, 2014
On February 14, 2010, Mercury News reported that Google, Apple, Yahoo, Oracle and Applied Materials had successfully convinced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) not to release race and gender data from their EEO-1 report under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) because releasing such data would cause "commercial harm." CNN made a similar FOIA request on August 18, 2011 for EEO-1 data on 17 technology companies that refused...
5 Ways to Start Off a Productive Morning
by Jessica Stasiw - Jun, 2014
Before you dive into your daily office gossip, your regular coffee break at around 9:30, and before you click on your favorite Buzzfeed quiz there are a couple of things to do first. It’s a common misconception you need to follow routine to be successful. For most people a routine will dull their work and will push them towards a burnout much quicker. Instead, I prefer getting through the stress points first, and easing into t...
5 questions to ask to determine if your network is effective
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
We speak much about networking these days with some confusion about what defines networking. Though I do attend one networking group every month – my Christian Business Leaders breakfast – I don’t think running to networking events is the solution or what I mean by networking. Though I am a proponent of using social media for networking, I don’t think just signing up for all the social media you can find is what I mean by netw...
Should You Include Hobbies on Your Resume?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
I often tell people that resume writing is an art, not a science. This means that there are often questions with no definite answers and ‘should I include hobbies on my resume?’ is one of them. The truth is that including hobbies on your resume will almost never hurt you, and sometimes may help you. I say ‘almost never’ because there are a few situations in which including hobbies might damage your chance of an interv...
Controller Resume Tips for Success
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2014
Regardless of whether you’re a business or financial Controller, your job deals with profits and losses, the balance sheet, financial operations processes, cost-saving measures, and financial systems. The Controller must demonstrate that he/she is at the top of his/her game to keep the business running soundly and position the company to remain solvent in the future. When you’re in the market for a new Controller position,...
How to Survive a Professional Panic Attack
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jun, 2014
Yesterday, I received an SOS message from a former colleague. She is in considerable distress: Her company is failing; the staff is shrinking; the survivors are exhausted; and she’s dying to jump ship. She is panicking, and needs my help. Her note began with her kicking herself for not doing anything sooner, and spiraled into many regrets about the past. She berated herself for pigeonholing herself into a specific career,...
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