| Employment Notebook - What Drives Motivation at Work
by Chester Elton and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
With a significant number of American workers feeling disengaged at work, the problem of employee demotivation is widespread. While you may have a general idea of what motivates you in your career, now may be the time to explore your motivations in depth. In this podcast, Chester Elton, co-author of “What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work,” explains the research he and co-author Adrian Gostick conducted on more than 850,...
| Job Search Guide - Avoiding the Overqualified Designation
by Jeri Hird Dutcher and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
For some job seekers, hearing the word “overqualified” during a job interview is a huge fear. Whether you’re a mature worker who is hoping to “scale back” in your career or someone who is switching industries and wants to start off in an entry-level position, understanding how to avoid the “overqualified” designation can be helpful. Jeri Hird Dutcher – National Award-winning Certified Resume Writer, and Certified Career and In...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Mature Workers
by Kerry Hannon and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
There are a lot of thoughts and beliefs when it comes to mature workers. While some information regarding this group may be true, there are also plenty of myths regarding the hiring and employment of the older demographic. Author Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, joins Tim Muma to figure out which phrases commonly associated with mature workers are true or false. Kerry offers us facts, practical insight, and a better understan...
| Employment Notebook - How to Be More Assertive at Work
by Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
Being assertive at work can be an important part of your career development. The delicate balance between being too passive or too aggressive may take practice and effort, but the outcome is often worth the hard work. Melody Wilding, licensed social worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professional women and female entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to explain the techniques of being more assertive at...
Are You Classifying Your Employees Correctly?
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2015
My organization, the Career Advisory Board, which was established in 2010 by DeVry University, recently completed a research study with MBO Partners on the future of independent work. We were interested in this topic because we had seen statistics that by 2020, nearly half the American workforce will consist of contract workers. Although organizations are employing increasing numbers of freelance workers, many are not prop...
How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
The challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert. One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature th...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 5, Issue 2
by Local JobNetwork™ - Feb, 2015
Which Direction will the OFCCP Steer its Theory of Steering? by Soul Cherradi 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 Directiv...
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...
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