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  • Introducing Tours of Duty for the Business World
    by Alexandra Levit - March 30, 2018
    According to Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and author of the book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, a tour of duty is an employee situation that involves working full-time in consecutive roles within an organization, working full-time in consecutive organizations for the purpose of up-skilling, or taking breaks or dialing down from a full-time role in an organization. Within a single organization, a...
  • How to Find Value in Your Hidden Inventory
    by Steve Farber - March 27, 2018
    When you are consumed by an idea – as most entrepreneurs are – it’s not always easy to put the car in park and take an inventory of your business. There’s work to be done, right? Goals to pursue. Clients to call. Customers to serve. Employees to inspire. There’s a strong pull to go, go, go … There is value, however, in having a clear picture of the value of your business. And for many en...
  • Do you rely on process
    by Alexandra Levit - March 23, 2018
    An over-reliance on process and procedures can lead to poor decision-making and a lack of agility. I know that the topic of generational differences irritates some people. My personal experience, though, is that when it comes to certain things, baby boomer points of view do often differ from millennial points of view. One of these areas of debate is process. Why (Some) Boomers Like Process and (Some) Millennials Don&rsqu...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law – Part III: Field Offices Often Ignore OFCCP’s Rules
    by Bill Doyle - March 23, 2018
    In prior articles in this series, published on November 17, 2017 and February 14, 2018, I proposed an evaluation of OFCCP's recent regulatory and enforcement positions through the lenses of the fundamental and perennial question, 'What is Law?' This review is timely because the new Administration is building its team and considering the regulatory and enforcement approaches to be implemented on its watch. In the last...
  • Resist the Temptation to Move Applicants from One Requisition to Another
    by Alissa Horvitz, Josh Roffman - March 23, 2018
    This article discusses the trend by electronic applicant tracking systems to permit recruiters greater flexibility in moving applicants, who applied under one requisition, into a different requisition, so that the applicant may be considered for the same job at a later date or for other roles besides the one to which he or she applied. We disfavor that trend for government contractor employers subject to OFCCP's jurisdic...
  • Scheduling Letters Are on Their Way – Are You Ready?  The Top Five OFCCP Audit Preparation Tips
    by Scott Pechaitis, Lisa Marsh - March 23, 2018
    Last month, OFCCP announced it had sent 1,000 Courtesy Scheduling Announcement Letters (CSALs) to contractors to notify them that they would be audited by OFCCP in the near future, and as soon as March 19, 2018. As contractors who were on that CSAL list anxiously check their mail boxes for audit scheduling letters, it’s a good time to evaluate best practices for preparing audit submissions to OFCCP. But what can contra...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 3
    by Local JobNetwork™ - March 23, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EE...
  • To Include or Not to Include; Is That a Darden Question?
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - March 23, 2018
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) adopted the Darden 1 factors in 2014, to assist federal contractors in determining whether certain types of employees should be included in a federal contractor's Affirmative Action Plan. While these factors do shed some light on determining whether someone is an employee or a contractor, it has limited application for positions held by students at academic insti...
  • Why Work?
    by Sheryl Letwat - March 23, 2018
    My job is to find community employment for adults with disabilities. I work for an agency in the Chicagoland suburbs and when talking with others about what I do, I frequently get asked, 'Why would your clients want to work? They receive disability benefits and don’t have to do anything for it.' This comment always troubles me. People with disabilities have hopes, dreams and goals for their future, just like anybody el...
  • 3 Ways Leaders Kill Innovation
    by Sara Canaday - March 21, 2018
    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...