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  • 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 As of the publication date of this article, the Trump administration’s first nominee for Secretary of Labor has withdrawn, and the...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...
  • Motivating Others from the Inside Out
    with Mike Crandall and Tim Muma - February 16, 2017
    The best way to motivate employees and push them to great heights is by learning what they truly want out of their job and life. Mike Crandall, an experienced Sandler trainer, tells Tim Muma that employers need to focus on what each person is influenced by and use it positively. Mike offers valuable insight to managers and gives some details about his book, "Motivational Management the Sandler Way."
  • The Dos and Don'ts of Crowdfunding Your Company
    by Steve Farber - February 15, 2017
    Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh was spot-on when he advised entrepreneurs to “chase the vision, not the money” because by doing so “the money will end up following you.” But as anyone who’s ever tried to finance their great idea knows, the money still needs some help leaping into your bank account so you can put it to work. The money that’s “following you” is coming from the “c...
  • Your Leadership Mission Should Fit on a T-Shirt!
    by Marshall Goldsmith - February 15, 2017
    My mission is simple. It is to: Help successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in their behavior. Peter Drucker instilled this short phrase in me, “Your mission should fit on a t-shirt,” as he did with so many others, and it has guided my career for many decades. It has helped me focus and become pretty good at what I do, which I can describe in two words: behavioral coaching. Today, most people who ca...