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  • Getting through Applicant Tracking Systems
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - October 22, 2019
    Ninety-five percent of Fortune 500 companies use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) or talent management system to organize and track résumés. Companies readily admit that many qualified candidates, as many as 70%, are screened out before their résumés are reviewed by a human. When you submit your résumé online, it is screened by a bot, if it can’t read the inform...
  • OFCCP Proposes Changes to Disability Self-Identification Form
    by Janet Lewis - October 17, 2019
    Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants and employees because of physical or mental disabilities and requires federal contractors and subcontractors with federal contracts or subcontracts in excess of $15,000 to take affirmative action to ensure that persons are treated without regard to disability. As part of their affirmative action efforts, contractors are requ...
  • Stop the Generational Shaming
    by Lindsey Pollak - October 17, 2019
    Here is a quotation that I share in my training programs on generational diversity: “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on the frivolous youth of today.” In what era do you think this was written? This week’s Economist? A political speech from the 1960s? The Roaring Twenties? The late eighteenth century? In fact, these words are attributed to the poet Hesiod, all the...
  • Overturn Leadership Liabilities
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - October 11, 2019
    Leaders are encouraged to develop their strengths and sharpen their skills to maximize their effectiveness. Many resources are available, including books, seminars, conferences and qualified executive coaches. A coach, of course, can address your specific needs, and customize an approach that perfectly fits your personality, circumstances and goals. Most leaders understand that all their beliefs and behaviors are exposed...
  • How to Read a Job Posting the REAL Way
    by Thea Kelley - October 10, 2019
    If job postings are windows into the working world, maybe somebody needs to clean the glass, because it can be awfully hard to know what you’re really seeing! That’s why the first letter in REAL stands for “Read between the lines” when you read job postings. In this post I’ll tell you how to do that, as well as how to Evaluate the fit, Apply with an advantage and Learn from the experience so...
  • Practical Significance in EEO Analysis: What Employers Should Know
    by Cliff Haimann, Lisa Harpe - October 10, 2019
    Introduction The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) published multiple FAQs on July 23, 2019 to provide further guidance to federal contractors in their efforts to understand and comply with anti-discrimination regulations. 'Practical Significance in EEO Analysis' attempts to provide clarity on when a statistically significant disparity may or may not be practically significant and, therefore, a...
  • The OFCCP Digest Weekly
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - October 10, 2019
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  • 5 Steps to Bouncing Back from a Crummy Day
    by Melody Wilding - October 9, 2019
    Even if you love your job, an occasional bad day is par for the course. Everyone has those days where no matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try, you just can’t shake a glass-half-empty attitude. A bad mood can ruin your productivity, putting the kibosh on your motivation and draining you of your creative energy. The secret to recovering from a bad day is learning how to move forward despite it....
  • 10 Characteristics of a Good Leader
    by Debra Wheatman - October 8, 2019
    A leader can make the difference between success and failure. A good leader has a futuristic vision and knows how to turn ideas into real-world success stories. Unfortunately, there are many managers out there who are poor leaders. This is largely because of the time-honored practice of promoting people into management solely on the basis of their technical knowledge and ability, rather than because they are effective manag...