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  • Unlimited PTO - More For the Employer or the Employee?
    by Kris Dunn - September 19, 2017
    Yeah, I said it. In my darkest moments, I’m a bit of a skeptic. And I think unlimited PTO might just be a scam to not pay out accrued vacation and sick time. With me? Against me? As with most things, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. Here’s 5 things I know about vacation/sick time and the connection to the concept of unlimited PTO: Unlimited PTO is limitless in its attraction as a co...
  • 3 Ways Leaders Kill Innovation
    by Sara Canaday - September 15, 2017
    Many companies today are worried they don’t have the right leadership to succeed in the digital and disruptive age. Maybe they’ve got it all wrong. What if they actually have the right leaders—but they’re being held hostage by the same old expectations, metrics, and rewards? Here’s the problem. The very nature of business is continually evolving. Consumer needs fluctuate. Technology keeps sh...
  • Be a Part of Understanding What Works in Implementing Section 503
    by Kathleen Lee, Sarah von Schrader - September 15, 2017
    Have we moved the employment needle for individuals with disabilities or just become more aware of disability inclusion initiatives? There has been tremendous buzz surrounding the business case for disability inclusion; however, this does not always translate into good jobs or career development. According to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, "Americans of all abilities must have access to good, safe jobs. Sm...
  • EEOC Delivers $2 Million Consent Decree to UPS
    by Cindy Karrow - September 15, 2017
    United Parcel Service (UPS) has agreed to settle a nationwide lawsuit filed in 2009 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The settlement agreement will pay $2 million to approximately 70 current and former UPS employees who were alleged victims of disability discrimination. Read the EEOC Press Release issued August 8, 2017. The saga began in 2009 when EEOC charged that the world’s largest package delive...
  • Gen Z: What Every Employer Needs To Know
    by Lindsey Pollak - September 15, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that employers, especially Gen X m...
  • The Gender Pay Gap - It's Worse Than You Thought
    by Debra Wheatman - September 15, 2017
    Worldwide, women are paid 23% less than men who do the same jobs. This gender pay gap may be ardently disputed, but its existence is well documented and indisputable. The inherent problem with the pay gap is not only the disparity in earnings between the genders, but also the fact that a lifetime of economic inequality pushes women into poverty. Globally, unmarried women live in poverty at a disproportionately higher rate than...
  • The New World of Demographics
    by Bill Osterndorf - September 15, 2017
    In a world where change seems to be everywhere, it is reassuring to know there are a few things that are constants. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Traffic will be congested when driving in a major city during rush hour. The federal government will issue regulations and some people will be unhappy about these regulations. While people are also in a constant state of change, something we traditionally...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 9
    by Local JobNetwork™ - September 15, 2017
    Tools for Your Toolbox – Understanding and Communicating the Fundamentals in Order to Achieve Success Topic: AAP In order to have effective Affirmative Action policies and stay on the right side of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, it is critical to understand the difference between several sets of concepts...
  • Tools for Your Toolbox – Understanding and Communicating the Fundamentals in Order to Achieve Success
    by Lisa Kaiser - September 15, 2017
    In order to have effective Affirmative Action policies and stay on the right side of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations, it is critical to understand the difference between several sets of concepts that are distinct, but often erroneously used interchangeably. Frequently, the assumption is that key staff understand these words or phrases, but in practice, terms relating to EEO are misunderstood by not...
  • Why Conduct an HR Audit?
    by Judy Lindenberger - September 15, 2017
    All businesses must comply with a number of State and Federal employment regulations. If you don’t know about employment laws and regulations, or if you know and do not follow them, your business could be required to pay fees or be in danger of being sued. What can smart companies do? Proactively conduct a human resources audit. A human resources audit is a comprehensive review of your employment policies and practices....