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  • How Scheduling Time to Worry Can Actually Benefit You
    by Melody Wilding - July 23, 2019
    Worrying all the time is a reality for many entrepreneurs. Long hours working alone, increased pressure to succeed and the rigorous demands of running a business often result in concerns that multiply and go unchecked. Whether it’s one or two big problems that nag at you consistently throughout the day or a host of little things that zip in and out of your head and break your concentration, there’s one simple...
  • How to Put an End to Chronic Complaining
    by Steve Farber - July 22, 2019
    I just happened to be walking past the TV not too long ago and saw the Today show’s third hour, the one where they deal with less serious topics. The anchors were talking about something they were doing all week, a “complaint cleanse.” Turns out, they were inspired by a social-media post from a poet. That poet, Cleo Wade, you might say, complained about complaining: “Complaints have no magic,”...
  • Maintaining Job-Search Momentum
    by Paul Freiberger - July 18, 2019
    When do you stop your job search? “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work through difficult problems.” – Gever Tulley In the job search, making assumptions can be a dangerous thing. Making assumptions, for instance, about what a prospective employer should be looking for, instead of researching its actual needs, can lead you to create a resume that hig...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 7
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - July 18, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action,...
  • Agencies Update Regulatory Agenda for 2019 and Beyond
    The federal government's Spring 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (regulatory agenda), which provides insight into federal agencies' priorities for the near and long term, was released on May 22, 2019. The latest regulatory agenda provides revised rulemaking timelines, and includes some new areas of focus. This article highlights some notable rules and their projected progress through the...
  • Don’t Fall for the Bait—and Don’t Switch!
    by Stacey Lane - July 17, 2019
    Many of us at one time or another have been baited and switched. You know, when you’re applying for one job with a certain job title, description, and salary, and at some point during the hiring process the company will change one or more of those. For example, Jade applies for a marketing manager position that pays $95,000 a year. That’s what the advert says; that’s what she and her interviewer discussed....
  • EEO-1 Component-2 Pay Data Analysis
    by Dan Kuang - July 17, 2019
    Despite resistance from the employer community, EEO-1 'Component 2' compensation reporting requirements will most likely be upheld by federal courts. As employers scramble to assemble their reports, many are also concerned with the potential risk exposure these reports may introduce. First and foremost, how will the OFCCP and EEOC use this information in their pay equity investigations? Strategically, the OFCCP has large...
  • Employers: Want to Foster A Mental-Health Friendly Workplace? Bring Your
    by Brett Sheats - July 17, 2019
    Not all disabilities are visible to the eye, and among those that are often non-apparent are mental health conditions. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, 19 percent of American adults experience mental health conditions each year,1 such as depression, anxiety disorders (e.g. post-traumatic stress disorder), and bi-polar disorder, to name a few. The vast majority of these individuals are of working age,...
  • OFCCP Focused Reviews – Practical Tips and Best Practices
    by Lisa Kaiser - July 17, 2019
    OFCCP released its directive (2018-04) to conduct compliance evaluations focused on the laws and regulations relating to individuals with disabilities on August 10, 2018. As federal contractors are aware, the OFCCP enforces three laws, Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, as amended, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, which collectively,...
  • Resumes for Marketing Professionals
    by Robin Schlinger - July 16, 2019
    The marketing profession leads in many career directions: community and media relations, in-house or agency positions, website or proposal writing, digital or print communications, and so on. However, there are a few common denominators to all of these potential career paths for marketing professionals. Your resume should focus on: Your unique value. For example, have you experienced success in market research or soci...