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    Employment Notebook - Seductive Blind Spots
by Sara Canaday and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
We all have varying strengths that differ in value and impact throughout our careers. Occasionally, those positives can unwittingly be spoiled and turn into negatives. Sara Canaday, an MBA who left the corporate world to work independently as the owner of Sara Canaday and Associates, discusses the concept of seductive blind spots with Tim Muma. Sara explains why it's difficult for individuals to recognize when their own streng...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Why Rookies Outperform Senior Executives in the Workplace
by Liz Wiseman and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
While experience is certainly valuable in most industries, there is a school of thought that says the inexperienced individuals actually have an edge in the current workforce. Former Oracle Corporation executive Liz Wiseman, currently a researcher and executive advisor, argues that rookies coming into a field bring a certain passion, curiosity and new knowledge that veterans have trouble keeping up with. Liz also explains to T...
 
    The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 66
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Lynn Molitor and Liz Dotson - Oct, 2014
The LJNRadio Quad features four of our hosts from LJNRadio, gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on just about any employment-related topic. Agree or disagree, you're bound to learn something about our hosts or the world of employment. Topics du Jour A Slacking Co-Worker - It can be a challenge to approach a co-worker who isn't pulling his or her own weight, but steps need to be taken be...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Exhibiting True Confidence and Sincerity
by Mel Carson and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
A number of factors play a role in the success of your career, whether it has to do with knowledge, skill or even a bit of luck. However, personality traits and behaviors may add as much of a benefit as anything else. Mel Carson, founder of Delightful Communications, talks to Tim Muma about the ways in which true confidence and sincerity improves your career standing. Mel gives the listeners detailed examples of how these char...
 
  Use The Androgynous Approach to Enhance Job Search
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Victoria wanted a job that would enable her to use her creativity. After assessing personal traits and exploring compatible options, Victoria decided to establish her own boutique. When Murray lost his job, he started searching immediately for a similar position. Although there are individual differences, these stories underscore some of the traditional differences between how men and women tend to manage career transi...
 
  Professional Resume Writers: Everything You Need to Know
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of profe...
 
  The OFCCP Digest Volume 4, Issue 10
by Local JobNetwork™ - Oct, 2014
Volume 4, Issue 10 The Proposed Equal Pay Report: What You Need to Know by Valerie Hoffman, Esq. Pay equity is front and center as a priority for the White House and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). In August the Federal Register publi...
 
  Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
by Kathleen Lee - Oct, 2014
October is a historic month dedicated to advancing the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the US workforce. Designated by Congress in 1945, this month long campaign highlights the contributions of employees with disabilities while promoting disability awareness and fostering a more inclusive workplace. Each year the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sets a theme and l...
 
  Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
by Judy Young - Oct, 2014
October is a historic month dedicated to advancing the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the US workforce. Designated by Congress in 1945, this month long campaign highlights the contributions of employees with disabilities while promoting disability awareness and fostering a more inclusive workplace. Each year the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) sets a theme and l...
 
  How to Fight a Steering Allegation If You Haven’t Been Steering
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Oct, 2014
Recently the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been issuing Notices of Violation to and subsequently settling cases with contractors based on the allegation that the contractors have been involved in “steering” their applicants or employees. In these cases the OFCCP alleges that the policy or practice of the contractor directed or steered one group of applicants (women) to t...
 
  Technology & AA Compliance: Is Your ATS Working For You? (Part 2)
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - Oct, 2014
Like we said last month, data is the foundation and a necessity to all things AA compliance. And I am sure most of you would agree we have a love/hate relationship with our applicant tracking system (ATS). Managing all of your candidates electronically is so much easier then doing it manually, but there is a constant struggle between ease of use by the recruiter, simple process for the candidate and getting all the informati...
 
  The Proposed Equal Pay Report: What You Need to Know
by Valerie Hoffman, Esq - Oct, 2014
Pay equity is front and center as a priority for the White House and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). In August the Federal Register published a notice of proposed rulemaking (“NPRM”) that would require most Federal contractors and first-tier subcontractors to submit compensation data to the OFCCP through a web-based filing system on an annual basis. This compensation data tool—dubbed the “Equal...
 
  Taking the D out of PTSD: What Your Managers and Supervisors Need To Know About Hiring and Working With Wounded Warriors
by Dr. Richard K. Pimentel - Oct, 2014
As of this writing approximately 30% of the nearly one million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war who have been treated at Veteran Administration hospitals and clinics have been diagnosed with PTSD. This is not counting the veterans who have neither been treated nor diagnosed. It is estimated that the total number of veterans from our war on terror with PTSD is nearly half a million. At the same time that American emp...
 
  Taking the D out of PTSD: What Your Managers and Supervisors Need To Know About Hiring and Working With Wounded Warriors
by Dr. Heidi Squier Kraft - Oct, 2014
As of this writing approximately 30% of the nearly one million veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war who have been treated at Veteran Administration hospitals and clinics have been diagnosed with PTSD. This is not counting the veterans who have neither been treated nor diagnosed. It is estimated that the total number of veterans from our war on terror with PTSD is nearly half a million. At the same time that American emp...
 
  10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About Work: “Far too often when people’s careers start to get a little stale, they do one of two things. They either go into ‘grit your teeth and suck it up’ mode (after all, work IS a four-letter word, right?), or they do a swan di...
 
  Getting Over Post-Project Depression
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Oct, 2014
Ever get that empty feeling when you’ve worked intensely on something big and then it ends? During the first quarter of this year I worked on three major projects that had me zigzagging the country through the dead of winter to New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Tampa and Atlanta. The pace was non-stop and the stakes were high. I worked closely with my clients every day to ensure that what I was delivering was on ta...
 
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