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  • Ten Quick Resume Tweaks That Will Improve Your Executive Job Search
    by Barbara Safani - August 27, 2018
    When I’m working with my six- and seven-figure executive clients, I often notice certain resume hiccups that detract from their main message of value when communicating with hiring authorities. By making some easy and subtle yet powerful changes, executive search candidates can frequently accelerate their interactions with decision makers and expedite their searches. Here are my top 10 suggestions. Fix that e...
  • What Does Labor Day Mean to You
    by Carole Kanchier - August 27, 2018
    For most people, Labor Day means two things: a day off and a chance to say goodbye to the summer. But why is it called Labor Day? In North America, Labor Day, a national holiday, always falls on the first Monday in September. This year (2018) Labor Day is Monday, September 3. Labor Day is also celebrated on this day in Puerto Rico, the Canal Zone, and the Virgin Islands. The day is set aside to pay tribute to working men...
  • Avoiding Complacency When Everything is Just Okay
    by Sherri Edwards - August 24, 2018
    It’s probably not news to anyone that candidates and employers behave differently in a hot job market than they do in a tight one. When jobs were scarce, candidates may have been victims of company ghosting (they interviewed and never heard another word from the company). With few jobs and abundant candidates, some employers didn’t think they had to bother with basic courtesies. In tough times, some people might ha...
  • Challenge the Echo Effect with Independent Thinking
    by Marshall Goldsmith - August 24, 2018
    “Most of us see the world the way we are, not the way it is.” My friend, Chris Cuomo, journalist and news anchor on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time, and I spent an afternoon recently discussing a variety of topics, including what we see happening in the world today. In this short interview I asked Chris about his focus on not just changing behavior, but changing perception. I asked him to explain what that means to...
  • Why Passion is the Ultimate Job Hunt Secret for Success
    by Paul Freiberger - August 23, 2018
    The Best Job Search Tool Isn’t an App or Spreadsheet. Are you tired of reading countless self-help blogs in the quest for landing a job? Are you crumbling under the weight of unemployment? For millions, the waking nightmare of unemployment, and even underemployment, feels like a never-ending cycle of applications, waiting and researching. Even the most qualified of job seekers find the mounting pressure of sendi...
  • Investigating for Age-Based Adverse Impact in Reduction in Force – A More Probative Approach
    by Dan Kuang, Nina Le-Tse - August 22, 2018
    The economy is going strong and the unemployment rate is at an all-time low. The last thing on anyone's mind is workforce downsizing or Reduction in Force (RIF). However, for the experienced Human Resources (HR) practitioner, s/he understands that RIFs do not occur solely during economic downturns. RIFs are a normal and (arguably) healthy part of maintaining a high performing workforce that supports organizational strate...
  • OFCCP Acting Director Speaks to 2018 ILG National Conference
    by Bill Osterndorf, Zach Olsen - August 22, 2018
    During the last week of July 2018, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) experienced a change in leadership. Director Ondray Harris stepped down after a short tenure with the agency, and Senior Advisor Craig Leen was installed as Acting Director of OFCCP. Since then, Acting Director Leen has rolled out a number of priorities and initiatives for the agency. During his first full...
  • OFCCP Activity Heats Up as Summer Comes to a Close
    by Jenny Nelson - August 22, 2018
    In a new directive released on August 10, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced plans to start conducting focused reviews in the new fiscal year, which begins October 1st. Directive 2018-04 instructs OFCCP staff to dedicate a portion of future scheduling lists on focused reviews of contractor compliance with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 and VEVRAA. These targeted reviews will inc...
  • OFCCP Issues Two New Directives; Focuses on Compliance Evaluations and Faith-Based Organizations
    by Leigh Nason - August 22, 2018
    Hitting the ground running, Acting OFCCP Director Craig Leen released two new directives on August 10, 2018. Directive 2018-04 As anticipated from Leen's conversations with contractors at the National Industry Liaison Group (NILG) conference in Anaheim, California during the first week of August 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) Directive 2018-04 plans to initiate 'focused review...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 8
    by Local JobNetwork™ - August 22, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....