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  • use your vacation time
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - January 19, 2018
    As a recovering workaholic, I strive regularly to integrate life and career to honor my personal relationships and my professional ambition. The pattern resembles a roller coaster with ups and downs of activity and never a steady balance. This reality check has allowed me to navigate the ultra-busy career times and offset them with precious down time for me. I’ll admit that in previous years, I have not taken all of m...
  • Managing Younger Generations? What to Let Go of to Be a Better Leader
    by Lindsey Pollak - January 18, 2018
    Let it go. If you are a parent of a young child like I am, those three little words immediately conjure images of Elsa, Anna and the 900 times you’ve listened to the Frozen soundtrack over the past few years. But I think they are also words that we non-Millennials need to embrace when it comes to managing the younger generation. This post was inspired by a conversation I recently had over coffee and eggs with a...
  • Failure is a Great Teacher!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - January 17, 2018
    What are some of the more common reasons leaders, especially leaders of startups, fail? And, how can we learn from failure and become even more successful because of the experience? My friend, Dan Levitan, managing partner of Maveron, a leading venture capital firm he founded with Howard Schultz president and CEO of Starbucks, says this, Leaders may be headed for failure when: They don’t own the outcome. T...
  • Hiring Persons with Disabilities Who Have Advanced Technical, Expert, Professional, and Managerial Skills
    by Charlie Graham - January 17, 2018
    Every day, millions of Americans grow up, go to school, get a degree, get a job, start a career, and start a family. They set goals to reach new levels of success for themselves and their family members. Think for a moment about how many such people are graduating from colleges and universities in America, chomping at the bit to get going with their lives after school. And think for a moment about the number of them who will...
  • New Year Calls for Remembering Basic OFCCP Obligations
    by Bill Osterndorf - January 17, 2018
    As we move into a new year, our tendency is to think about new projects and new possibilities. But the new year is also a good time to consider some of the things we should have been doing during the last year that have fallen off our radar screens. This article will cover some of these things that organizations subject to the federal affirmative action laws should ensure haven't fallen off the radar screen. During 20...
  • New Year’s Resolutions for HR/EEO/AA/Diversity Compliance Managers
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - January 17, 2018
    Happy New Year! It’s time for that annual ritual of making New Year’s resolutions – both personal and professional. I won’t presume to suggest what your personal resolutions should be, but I offer the following New Year’s resolutions for a successful year in your profession. I will complete my Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) before the end of February. Let’s face it, the end of Janu...
  • Preparing for Sexual Harassment Investigations by OFCCP
    by Chris Patrick, James Mackey - January 17, 2018
    From Hollywood to Congress, the news media to the #MeToo movement on social media, 2017 was the year that women and men from many walks of life stepped forward to reveal stories of sexual harassment. Since September, harassment allegations and lawsuits have made headlines almost daily, claiming the careers of one high-profile leader after another and opening the eyes of many to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and m...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 1
    by Local JobNetwork™ - January 17, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Update: DOL Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors for 2018
    by Dara L. DeHaven - January 17, 2018
    On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, 'Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.' Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage covered contractors are required to pay covered workers under the Executive Order will be raised from $10.20 per hour to...
  • Courage
    by Carole Kanchier - January 16, 2018
    'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the Af...