OFCCP Directive 306: Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions
by Beth Ronnenburg, SPHR - Mar, 2013
Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin Directive 306 titled “Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin” was signed on January 29, 2013 by Director Patricia Shiu and is effective immediately. This Directive provides information on a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) issued by DOL’s Empl...
The Ugly Truth About Diversity Recruiting Sources
by Debra Milstein Gardner - Mar, 2013
The ugly truth about diversity 1 recruiting sources is that they are not successful in providing qualified candidates to most federal contractors. OFCCP statistics have revealed that in the past several years that the most prevalent deficiency cited in conciliation agreements (CA) is outreach, recruitment and recordkeeping. In FY2011, outreach and recruitment accounted for 59.9% of the violations, whereas recordkeeping and s...
Everyone’s Protected: The Evolution of Affirmative Action
by Ahmed Younies - Mar, 2013
The term “affirmative action” has gotten stuck in its earliest conception in the minds of many, and has not been allowed to grow up to reflect its current meaning. The early debates over affirmative action, focused upon non-male, non-Caucasian minorities, gradually gave way – through a combination of factors – to a more equitable definition. In fact, it can be said that the implementation of affirmative action through agenci...
The EEO Implications of Using Arrest and Conviction Records
by Sandra Zeigler, Esq. - Mar, 2013
Both the EEOC and the OFCCP have published updated guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in the hiring process. On January 29, 2013, the OFCCP issued a policy guidance entitled, "Complying with Nondiscrimination Provisions: Criminal Record Restrictions and Discrimination Based on Race and National Origin." This policy guidance followed and essentially adopted the guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportuni...
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume
by Marshall Brown - Mar, 2013
Basic Tips On Creating a Powerful Resume Job hunting can be extremely difficult these days. On average, for every available position, there are about 5 job-seekers. That means if your resume is not focused, eye-catching, and up-to-date, it’s likely cast aside quickly. Here are some basic tips to help you develop a powerful resume and demonstrate your unique value. When creating a resume, you should assess your experienc...
Did You Lose Your Job? How To Get Your Mojo Back and Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
Okay, let’s start this with one of the most obvious and truthful statements you’ll read in a “How to” piece: Getting fired sucks. Actually, losing your job in any fashion does. Even if you’ve “only been laid off”. The trauma of losing a job is made worse if it was unexpected or if the situation involved personal as well as/rather than professional circumstances. Days, even weeks go by where you find yourself wondering...
How to Job Hunt When You’ve Been Away from the Workforce
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2013
You’ve probably heard the saying that it’s easier to get a job when you have a job. Well, what if you don’t currently have a job? What if you haven’t had a job for a long period of time? Don’t despair. It may take some extra effort to land a job after a long period of unemployment, but it is absolutely possible. Here are five Es to guide you: 1. Explanation First and foremost, it is a mistake to hope that employers...
Every Career Challenge Is Tough In The Beginning
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
Are you facing a challenge in your career that seems insurmountable? Are you unsure how to handle it? Do you wish that overcoming your challenge was easier? No one really wants things to be tough. Yes, we may know deep down that tough makes us stronger, but when we are going through a situation ourselves, easy is the choice we would make if we could. What is your current challenge? Have you known for a long time that y...
Get Uncomfortable In Your Career
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - Mar, 2013
Are you happy in your career or just going through the motions? Do you know it's time to act, but you don't want to? Are you pushing yourself to do more, and be more, or are you too comfortable being comfortable? Making a change in your career involves work, and not everyone likes to do work. Whether it's a new job, a new career, or a new way of dealing with a problem at work, challenging situations do not change without y...
The 8 Keys to Networking- Network Your Way to a Job
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2013
Many people use the classified ads as their sole job search technique. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 10% to 20% of jobs are ever published, which means that 80% to 90% of jobs remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, networking remains the number one job search strategy. Eight Keys to Networking 1.Be Prepared, First, define what information you need and what you are trying to accomplish by networ...
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