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  • New Career Advisory Board Research Reveals Employers Are Lukewarm About Talent Development
    by Alexandra Levit - February 24, 2017
    This week, my organization the Career Advisory Board announced the results of our sixth annual Job Preparedness Indicatory survey, which identified gaps between the skills and traits candidates have and the skills and traits employers seek to fill open positions. Gaps were measured by assessing skills that are most important but least common among entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level job candidates. This year’s re...
  • The Truth About Open Offices and Standing Desks on Workplace Productivity
    by Alexandra Levit - February 22, 2017
    I’ve never liked open offices. Never. I remember the first time my CEO announced that we’d all be giving up our private offices. A part of me felt like I was about to lose my home. The next step? Goodbye cubicles. Now, we all sat together like one big, happy family, and any illusion that you could have a confidential conversation or crash on a deadline without interruption was shattered. I wonder sometimes if the o...
  • Separating Performance Management From Compensation: New Trend For Thriving Organizations
    by Kathy Caprino - February 20, 2017
    For most people, the end of the year signals that it’s time to start calculating and reassessing your employees’ compensation. But for those who have followed the growing number of companies that have ditched the annual performance review for continuous, 360-degree and/or ratingless reviews, there may be more confusion and concern around this process. I spoke with two experts, Professor Edward Lawler, Director of t...
  • 5 Project Management Developments for 2017
    by Alexandra Levit - February 17, 2017
    With exciting trends impacting the field, the new year promises to be an eventful one for project management. The Project Management profession is evolving. Just this year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gave project management its own occupational category, a major sign that Project Managers are more important players than ever. Here, we feature some of the most intriguing Project Management developments heading into 20...
  • Effective Self-Assessment of Outreach Efforts Pursuant to OFCCP's Veteran and Disability Regulations
    by Alissa Horvitz, Josh Roffman - February 17, 2017
    Regardless of where the Trump Administration takes the OFCCP, it seems likely that meaningful outreach for veterans and individuals with disabilities will remain a priority. Government contractors need to be mindful of what the regulations require as to the assessment of that outreach, what proof OFCCP is likely to ask for in an audit, and how contractors can meet these obligations. Background and Introduction of Assessment...
  • OFCCP Takes Action Against Major U.S. Companies
    by Bill Osterndorf - February 17, 2017
    The first few weeks of the new presidential administration have produced a number of surprises in various realms. However, there has been relatively little activity involving the regulatory agencies that deal with employment issues. This is in part due to the absence of a Secretary of Labor. As of the publication date of this article, the Trump administration’s first nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn, and the...
  • Perspectives on Veteran Recruitment and Retention
    by Judy Young, Kathleen Lee - February 17, 2017
    As more companies expand their workforce to meet critical skill gaps in high-demand jobs, there is a renewed opportunity to increase veteran hiring. To tap into this highly skilled talent pool, companies need a targeted outreach strategy to attract qualified veterans who possess valuable leadership and teamwork skills. Additionally, many veterans transitioning from the military to civilian careers have advanced training in l...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 2
    by Local JobNetwork™ - February 17, 2017
    Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit Topic: OFCCP Audits Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This art...
  • Why Me? How Federal Contractors are Selected for an Audit
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - February 17, 2017
    Have you ever wondered how the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) determines which contractors will receive a scheduling letter? There are two parts to the process: 1) developing the list and 2) selecting contractors from the list. This article outlines the standard process for scheduling contractors, the additional situations that could subject a federal contractor to a compliance review, and the exception...
  • How to Handle Temporary Staff in Your AAP
    by Andrea Csordas - February 16, 2017
    You hired a staffing firm to provide you with entry-level workers to manufacture screws for a three-month government contract you just won. You will not recruit, hire, fire, supervise, or discipline the employees. There might be a longer term opportunity for them after the three months if the contract gets extended. While this solution solves your labor supply concerns, you also need to consider other compliance issues. F...