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  • Five-year Anniversary of Section 503
    by Keli Wilson, David Cohen - February 15, 2019
    The five-year anniversary of the revised Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act (503) regulations is fast approaching. This anniversary will allow for profound reflection by contractors on their progress made to attract, select, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in the workplace. It is an opportune time for contractors to monitor progress, highlight effective outreach initiatives and programs, as well as begin pr...
  • Forget Win-Lose and Win-Win. How About Simply 'Win'
    by Steve Farber - February 15, 2019
    If you listen to the leadership gurus, you tend to hear that there are two possible outcomes in any relationship interaction: win-lose—which you are told to avoid—and win-win—which you are told to strive for at all costs. They’re not wrong, but I would like to suggest that they aren’t going far enough. What do I think you should be looking for when you interact with others? I can tell you in on...
  • Guidance on “Unknowns” in the Workforce May Soon be Available
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - February 15, 2019
    The Dilemma When we ask our employees to voluntarily report their race, ethnicity, and gender, we will almost always end up with a small proportion of the population who choose not to provide such demographic information. There are any number of reasons for this. For a growing percentage of the population, the binary options of male or female do not resonate with them. And while the race categories now include “two or m...
  • Keeping Up with the Recordkeeping Requirements for an OFCCP Audit
    by Raven Applebaum - February 15, 2019
    Recordkeeping violations continue to be the top violation during an OFCCP audit. These voluminous, and often cumbersome, requirements are intended to promote equal opportunity during a company’s hiring process. They can also promote confusion among unsuspecting employers, making them an easy target during an audit. To understand how such violations occur, and to prevent them from occurring, contractors first need to know...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 9, Issue 2
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - February 15, 2019
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • The Technology Angle of Autism-Focused Hiring Initiatives
    by Corinne Weible - February 15, 2019
    From Think Tank meetings to conferences, the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) has heard from many businesses that actively seek strategies to recruit people with disabilities into their workforces. Businesses are increasingly aware that people with disabilities bring many important assets to the company, but they’re often unsure of where to start. An exciting development in the recruitment of empl...
  • Tips to Advance Your Career in 2019
    by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - February 14, 2019
    As the new year approaches, you may have career advancement on your mind. Whether you feel like you deserve a promotion, feel stuck in a rut, or are simply ready for a change, 2019 can be the year that you make the changes that get your career moving. When I talk about advancing your career, I don’t just mean earning a promotion immediately or getting a raise. I also mean making your job more meaningful and building a...
  • 5 Tips for Putting Freelance on Your Resume
    by Thea Kelley - February 13, 2019
    Let’s say you’re looking for a regular job. Meanwhile you’re doing a little consulting or freelancing to cover the gap. If you put freelance work on your resume, will employers believe it and respect it? The answer is yes – but only if you do it right. In today’s gig economy, freelancing is much more common than it used to be. It can be a great way to fill the gap after leaving a job. And...
  • 5 Business Innovations that are Here to Stay
    by Alexandra Levit - February 12, 2019
    As a futurist, I often get asked to predict the business trends that organizations can afford to ignore, because, while they generate a lot of buzz, they are also likely to fizzle out. On the other hand, we must also pay attention to business innovations that are gathering such rapid strength that adoption is now essential. Let's look at a few. Blockchain A blockchain is a data structure that builds a digital ledger...
  • How to Decide Which Company is Right for You
    by Carole Kanchier - February 11, 2019
    Brad has just been offered two great jobs in the financial industry, but doesn’t know which one to select. In particular, he does not know what organization would best fit his needs, values, and goals. An important, but often overlooked factor in career decision making, is clarifying the kind of company and industry you would like to work for. To research companies, use the internet, library, professional and trade...