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  • 4 Free and Easy Ways to Show Your Employees Gratitude
    by Steve Farber - March 21, 2017
    The entertainment industry has mastered the art of self-recognition, but it’s not exactly a model for the rest of the world. It costs more than $20 million, for instance, to put on the annual Academy Awards shindig. Those little golden statues they give away? Roughly $45,000 each. And this weekend the music industry will celebrate itself by taking over the Staples Center, handing out Grammy Awards, and jamming along w...
  • Ball So Hard: Why You Hate Duke, But Need Hires Like Grayson Allen
    by Kris Dunn - March 17, 2017
    Let's face it. If you follow college basketball at all, there's a high likelihood you hate Duke. Why? Duke as a university smacks of privilege, and the basketball program polarizes people like the Cowboys or the Yankees, without attracting as much of a loyal following - the concentration and comparison is mainly on the hate side. And then there's the little issue of race. Combine the status of the universi...
  • Did You Know? OFCCP has Tools to Answer Your Questions - Part 2
    by Carla Irwin - March 17, 2017
    In a previous article, we talked about the fact that the OFCCP has tools to answer your questions. So let’s continue that conversation with some more FAQs and tools on some of the most asked-about topics. Section 503 We have all begun collecting data, conducting outreach and analyzing our organizations according the new 503 regulations, but contractors still have a lot of questions, and here are the tools the OFCCP h...
  • How Companies Can Benefit from Hiring People with Disabilities
    by Sheryl Letwat - March 17, 2017
    The most common question I am asked when I meet with a prospective employer is, “Can you help me to better understand the benefits to my company?” This is a legitimate question because, as we know, one of the primary purposes of a business is to be profitable. If it doesn’t show a profit, everyone is impacted. So how can hiring people with disabilities enhance the business? The first reason to hire them...
  • I Think My Company is a Federal Contractor and Has Regulatory Obligations - But Where Can I Look to Search for That Information?
    Doing business with the United States federal government can be very lucrative, but it comes with a price. That price arrives in the form of reporting obligations, recordkeeping, outreach, and much more! Failure to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements can also have steep consequences, so it is very important for federal contractors to ensure they are doing all that is required. Companies are sometimes un...
  • Lessons Learned from OFCCP FY 2016 Conciliation Agreements Without Press Releases
    by Suzanne Keys - March 17, 2017
    In FY 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) quietly settled twelve compliance reviews without a press release. This is unusual. Historically, OFCCP publishes a press release with each conciliation agreement. If you missed reading about these resolutions, you missed out on some valuable lessons. Overall, the time frames for the alleged periods of discrimination ranged from January 1, 2006, thr...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 3
    by Local JobNetwork™ - March 17, 2017
    Lessons Learned from OFCCP FY 2016 Conciliation Agreements Without Press Releases Topic: OFCCP Audits In FY 2016, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) quietly settled twelve compliance reviews without a press release. This is unusual. Historically, OFCCP publishes a press release with each conciliation agreement. I...
  • The Project Management Industry Just Got a Facelift
    by Alexandra Levit - March 15, 2017
    In a 2016 Fast Track piece, we covered a disconcerting study conducted by The Project Management Institute (PMI). The research illustrated that organizations around the world waste an average of $122 million for every $1 billion spent on projects as a result of poor project management practices. Called Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance study, the study indicated that the amount of waste had incr...
  • How Your Company Can Turn Kindness Into Cash
    by Steve Farber - March 14, 2017
    If you are one of those people who really believes no good deed goes unpunished, then you might find very little value in kindness. I, however, believe most people see kindness as a pretty good thing. But is it essential to the success of your business? Is it more than just a morally good best-practice? Does it have, you know … monetary value? Absolutely. Kindness, you might recall, is part of the love-at-work...
  • The Heisenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn From Breaking Bad (#1 - Acknowledge High Performance)
    by Kris Dunn - March 10, 2017
    Rule #1 in the Heisenberg Rules is ACKNOWLEDGE HIGH PERFORMANCE: The biggest transformation you'll find in Breaking Bad is the growing confidence of Walter White (WW). Once a high school chemistry teacher working a Walter_Whitesecond job where he's routinely berated by a car wash owner with a unibrow and 3 fewer degrees that what he holds, Walt's transformation into a capable meth producer delivers one important...