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  • Failure is a Great Teacher!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - January 17, 2018
    What are some of the more common reasons leaders, especially leaders of startups, fail? And, how can we learn from failure and become even more successful because of the experience? My friend, Dan Levitan, managing partner of Maveron, a leading venture capital firm he founded with Howard Schultz president and CEO of Starbucks, says this, Leaders may be headed for failure when: They don’t own the outcome. T...
  • Hiring Persons with Disabilities Who Have Advanced Technical, Expert, Professional, and Managerial Skills
    by Charlie Graham - January 17, 2018
    Every day, millions of Americans grow up, go to school, get a degree, get a job, start a career, and start a family. They set goals to reach new levels of success for themselves and their family members. Think for a moment about how many such people are graduating from colleges and universities in America, chomping at the bit to get going with their lives after school. And think for a moment about the number of them who will...
  • New Year Calls for Remembering Basic OFCCP Obligations
    by Bill Osterndorf - January 17, 2018
    As we move into a new year, our tendency is to think about new projects and new possibilities. But the new year is also a good time to consider some of the things we should have been doing during the last year that have fallen off our radar screens. This article will cover some of these things that organizations subject to the federal affirmative action laws should ensure haven't fallen off the radar screen. During 20...
  • New Year’s Resolutions for HR/EEO/AA/Diversity Compliance Managers
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - January 17, 2018
    Happy New Year! It’s time for that annual ritual of making New Year’s resolutions – both personal and professional. I won’t presume to suggest what your personal resolutions should be, but I offer the following New Year’s resolutions for a successful year in your profession. Note that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines regarding when and how to ask cr...
  • Preparing for Sexual Harassment Investigations by OFCCP
    by Chris Patrick, James Mackey - January 17, 2018
    From Hollywood to Congress, the news media to the #MeToo movement on social media, 2017 was the year that women and men from many walks of life stepped forward to reveal stories of sexual harassment. Since September, harassment allegations and lawsuits have made headlines almost daily, claiming the careers of one high-profile leader after another and opening the eyes of many to the pervasiveness of sexual harassment and m...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 1
    by Local JobNetwork™ - January 17, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • Update: DOL Raises Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors for 2018
    by Dara L. DeHaven - January 17, 2018
    On September 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced an increase in the minimum wage rate to be paid to workers performing on or in connection with federal contracts covered by Executive Order 13658, 'Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors.' Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum wage covered contractors are required to pay covered workers under the Executive Order will be raised from $10.20 per hour to...
  • Courage
    by Carole Kanchier - January 16, 2018
    'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.' Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela was a nonviolence anti-apartheid activist, politician and philanthropist who became South Africa’s first black president from 1994 to 1999. Becoming actively involved in the anti-apartheid movement in his 20s, Mandela joined the Af...
  • The Evolution of Human Professions
    by Alexandra Levit - January 12, 2018
    Until recently, professional service consisted of human providers having real-time, face to face interactions with customers that were rewarded according to the amount of time spent. In this traditional model, advice or products are highly customized, focusing on the needs of individuals. But in the near future, disruptive new models for the production and distribution of expertise are emerging thanks to advances in digital...
  • Motivate Your Colleagues by Creating Memorable Moments
    by Beverly Jones - January 10, 2018
    People like to be appreciated. In fact, we need it. If a friend or colleague offers us a warm and sincere “thank you,” we tend to feel acknowledged and validated. And each little expression of gratitude might help create a sense of connection between those giving and receiving thanks. Psychologists say that feeling appreciated promotes a healthy sense that we are valuable and that our life has meaning. And good...