11 to 20 of 9,717
  • Are Attractive People More Successful?
    by Carole Kanchier - July 30, 2018
    Want some career advice? Look in the mirror. Appearance matters more than you think! Numerous studies on variables related to getting, keeping and advancing on the job revealed that appearance and looking young gives workers the competitive advantage in the job market and workplace. Noted economist, Daniel S. Hamermesh in his book, Beauty Pays: Why Attractive People Are More Successful, shows that the attractive are more...
  • Winning at Working: Two Kinds of People
    by Nan S. Russell - July 27, 2018
    Twelve minutes before I was to speak to a large group in a hotel ballroom, I was struggling with A/V equipment. With hundreds of presentations under my belt, I’m accustomed to glitches, but no matter what I tried my presentation wouldn’t project. Hailing the meeting planner, he did his magic and within minutes an A/V tech arrived with another projector. That, too, failed and with five minutes remaining, he began...
  • Two Tips to Working Remotely
    by Hallie Crawford - July 26, 2018
    Many American workers accomplish at least some of their work tasks remotely. Working remotely has many advantages, but it also has unique challenges. In fact, a recent Harvard Business Review study found that remote workers feel “shunned” and “left out” when it comes to office politics. If you work remotely, what can you do to still feel part of your organization? 1) Take the initiative to communicat...
  • Quit Saying If Only - These Words Can Hold You Back
    by Beverly Jones - July 25, 2018
    If only I’d done more networking, I’d be able to find a new job.” “If only they’d stop bothering me with trivial meetings, I could finish this project.” “If only I’d gotten that promotion, I wouldn’t hate this company.” “If only I were younger, I bet they’d listen.” One of the more self-destructive phrases used in discussing careers is &l...
  • Communicate Effectively to Get What You Want
    by Sherri Edwards - July 24, 2018
    Are you overloaded with communications all day, every day? I know that I am! It seems like many of us spend an inordinate amount of time reading emails and texts, and watching and listening to news clips, videos and sound bites, yet very few messages are received with the sender’s true intent. It’s startling to see how many duplicate messages from advertisers land in my inbox and how many unnecessary texts I receiv...
  • Embrace Change: Strengthen Adaptability and Flexibility
    by Carole Kanchier - July 23, 2018
    The world of work is changing at an ever increasing pace. To succeed, we must embrace new ideas and technologies, and strengthen Questers traits such as adaptability and flexibility. Adaptability and flexibility have meanings which are broadly the same but not identical. Adaptable indicates long-term changes; flexible more short-term alterations. One might adapt to the introduction of a new shift pattern, and be flexible enou...
  • Examining the Fisher’s Exact Test and Its Place in EEO Litigation
    by Dan Biddle, Diana Sicari - July 20, 2018
    Introduction Even before the 1978 publication of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures, adverse impact analyses (alternatively known as disparate impact analyses) have been conducted by employers to evaluate passing rate differences between subgroups on various practices, procedures, and tests. Methods for conducting such analyses have typically included impact ratio tests that comparatively evaluate the...
  • How Employers Can Attract, Engage, and Retain Veterans
    by Robyn Grable - July 20, 2018
    According to the latest report from the Department of Defense, there are more than 50,000 active duty military service men and women in the state of South Carolina. Of those, 10 percent will leave the military each year. But will they stay in South Carolina? Additionally, 240,000 will separate from the military outside of South Carolina. And we certainly want them to relocate here. So what can employers do to attract veteran...
  • It’s Crunch Time:  Some Tips to Get Your Best Deal with the OFCCP
    by Laura R. Garger - July 20, 2018
    OFCCP’s Fiscal Year 2017 (FY2017) is coming to a close and the Agency may be looking to make some deals, particularly in matters alleging pattern and practice discrimination. For the past decade, OFCCP has engaged in what has been best described as 'plaintiff-style' tactics to achieve highly publicized, big-dollar settlements in its efforts to uncover workplace discrimination by federal contractors. Relying on Directiv...
  • My Company Forgot to File Its EEO-1 Report:  Now What?
    by Gary A. Chamberlin - July 20, 2018
    We are often contacted by an employer that realizes, well after the filing deadline, that it failed to submit an annual EEO-1 Report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) / Joint Reporting Committee. Sometimes the employer has gone several years without filing an EEO-1 Report – maybe never. The typical first question asked by a sheepish human resources manager is what the consequences may be for failing...