The Fox OFCCP Report
by John Fox, Esq. - Apr, 2013
April 2013 HOW OFCCP COVERS HOSPITALS HERE'S THE RACK-UP AFTER THE UPMC CASE DECISION I was going to write about the provocative way OFCCP currently selects contractors and contractor establishments for audit, but the tenor and volume of calls and e-mail traffic to my desk in the last two weeks from health care clients and industry representatives have persuaded me I need to...
Choosing an Affirmative Action Plan Date
by Chris Lindholm - Apr, 2013
One of the least discussed, yet most contentious areas in Affirmative Action Planning is the determination of the date in which the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) goes into effect and the determination of the associated employee snapshot date. For years I have spoken with clients, consultants and the OFCCP regarding their perception on choosing an appropriate plan date and it always surprises me how disparate the answers can ...
What Does OFCCP Want?
by Bill Osterndorf - Apr, 2013
Much has been written about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the last few years. OFCCP has a number of significant new initiatives, most notably its recent directive regarding the evaluation of compensation data that federal contractors and subcontractors will be asked to provide during compliance reviews. OFCCP has also gone through a number of changes to the manner ...
Why It Pays to Collect Data Beyond What OFCCP Requires
by Dr. Hossein Borhani - Apr, 2013
Some of the OFCCP’s decisions on whether a contractor has discriminated in its hiring decision making process are driven by the result of the gross calculation of hiring rates, availabilities, and impact ratio analyses that OFCCP conducts during the Desk Audit review period. Below, using a simple example, I show why gross calculations on aggregate data sometimes provide misleading results and conclusions. I will also discus...
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Apr, 2013
The preservation of institutional knowledge can mean the difference between a finding of discrimination and a finding of no violation in an OFCCP audit. Institutional knowledge can tell you how and why a particular situation exists. For example, suppose Jennifer, a widget designer, is among the last hires in a down market 2010. The entire widget designer staff is shortly thereafter subject to a pay freeze and the company inst...
Sleeping with Failure? There's Success Under the Covers. | Undaunted Leadership
by Dawn Lennon - Apr, 2013
Failure happens in spite of our best efforts to avert it. Fear of impending failure can be haunting, even crippling. It can drain our self-confidence, crush our optimism, and stress our every move. It can also ignite us to fight the good fight, motivating us to do whatever it takes to stop it. But failure will come anyway. When it does, we often feel defeated, believing our personal brand is forever tarnished and our ...
What to do about a bad boss
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2013
Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people would take a new boss over a pay raise. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes leaving your job just i...
6 Ways to Land a Job When You’re Over 50
by Kerry Hannon - Apr, 2013
Are you kidding? Save for retirement? Seriously, there are far more pressing financial issues–like making ends meet right now and clinging to your current job, or worse, finding one, which I will help you with in a minute. Financial advisors recommend socking away a whopping 15 percent of pay for retirement. Easier said then done.Backburner, baby. The 2013 Retirement Confidence Survey published Tuesday by the nonprofit, ...
A Few Good Reasons to Consider Sales Jobs During Your Search
by Rich Jones - Apr, 2013
Before transitioning into my desired career as an HR generalist, I spent four years in sales jobs both as a headhunter for a staffing agency and as a sales and service representative for a Fortune 500 company. Coming out of school, I never thought I’d be a salesperson. The idea of spending hours on the phone trying to schedule appointments and pitching products and services to busy business owners brought back painful memories...
Find the Wind
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2013
Finding the wind is essential to sailing. Without wind — the boat’s natural engine — your sails begin to luff. Similarly, in our careers, without motivation — the human’s natural engine — our energy droops. In sailing, when this happens, we start looking for wind. This means scoping out wind ripples on the water and navigating toward it. Careers that start luffing require the same initiative. Without it, your career b...
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