An Update on Surveying Requirements for Applicants and Employees
by Bill Osterndorf - Nov, 2014
Earlier in the year, I wrote an article for The OFCCP Digest about the requirements that the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has regarding the surveying of applicants and employees for demographic information. Since that time, the Department of Labor has released additional information that affects the surveying that is required of federal contractors and subcontractors. In l...
Are You Prepared for OFCCP's "New & Improved" Audits?
by Cara Crotty, Esq. - Nov, 2014
As you have undoubtedly heard, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) released the revised versions of its Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing on October 1, 2014. These documents advise federal “supply and service” contractors that the OFCCP has initiated a compliance review and set out the information required to be submitted to the agency. These new documents were effective immediately, and any c...
OFCCP’s Year of Action Regarding Federal Contractors
by Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani - Nov, 2014
At a time when there have been difficulties moving legislation quickly through Congress, the President has often acted through executive orders, many directed at federal contractors. Indeed, this year has been a year of action with regard to federal contractors. Specifically, a new executive order raises the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, and expands the number of workers who would be eligible for o...
The OFCCP Horizon—What’s In Store for 2015
by Lynn Clements - Nov, 2014
With Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) latest fiscal year closing on September 30, the agency and federal contractors are looking forward to 2015. This article summarizes some of the most important enforcement trends and policy developments federal contractors can expect to see from OFCCP in 2015. Buckle your seat belts—it’s going to be a busy year! What to Expect During Compliance Reviews If t...
Get Hired Quickly! Tips To Work Your List of Targeted Employers
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2014
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Although it can be fun, it probably isn’t because, quite frankly, it’s work, work that’s often stressful to boot! And usually a lot of work. Which, if you’re working while looking for other work, is almost unworkable. Obviously, the goal is to get hired and get hired as quickly as possible. We know that you’ve put together a list of targeted employers designed to make your job se...
How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2014
The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer....
5 Trust-Building Skills for Emotionally Intelligent Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2014
This week I coached the senior VP of Human Resources of a Silicon Valley company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I work with different personality styles, and my methods for helping cultivate a culture of trust. This week I coached the senior VP of Human Resources of a Silicon Valley company regarding pr...
Creating Trust for Emotionally Intelligent Leaders – 4 Components of Trust
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Nov, 2014
I recently spoke with the senior VP of Human Resources of a Silicon Valley company regarding providing executive coaching for the company CEO who she described as having some blind spots related to developing trust. She asked some very insightful questions to determine fit. She specifically wanted to know how I work with different personality styles, and my methods for helping cultivate a culture of trust. The senior VP of...
Customer Service vs. Five Rules of Customer Engagement
by Connie Pheiff - Nov, 2014
Did you ever receive poor service when eating out at a restaurant? How was the situation handled? Did management apologize? How did management apologize? Were you satisfied? The greater question is would you go back to this restaurant? The new rules of customer satisfaction is more than customer service, it’s customer engagement. We can agree customer service is listening to your customer and knowing exactly what he or she...
Finding a Job in a Difficult Market—A Six Source Plan to Expand Your Opportunities
by David Maxfield - Nov, 2014
Confessions of a Job Seeker “I’m looking for a job. And, surprise, so are many others with plenty of skills, experience, and education. I prepare a resume and cover letter. Next, I search for job openings using employer and job search sites. When I find prospective jobs, I tailor my letter and send off my information. I try to place follow up calls but the sites say calls are not accepted. Do they really mean it? I don’t...
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