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  • by Barbara Humpton, Mike Starich - March 18, 2019
    The competition to hire veterans continues to be fierce. While many factors have brought us to this point, initiatives such as the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and private sector coalitions such as JPMorgan's 100,000 Jobs Mission have helped to ignite enthusiasm to hire service members. Today, the unemployment rate for veterans remains at near historic lows. Companies that embrace the vetera...
  • Be a Quester: Adapt a New Attitude to Succeed
    by Carole Kanchier - March 18, 2019
    Who are Questers? What personality traits enable them to succeed? What gives them inspiration and courage to pursue causes important to them? Could you do the same? Are you a Quester? Take the Quester Quiz: http://www.questersdaretochange.com/services-2/quester-quiz/ Questers, who have been around for centuries, represent all ages and backgrounds. They’re not perfect, but possess many characteristics need...
  • by Heather Miller, Cara Crotty - March 18, 2019
    Coffee, Check! Keys, Check! On the OFCCP CSAL List? Check Online! Get ready to have a legitimate business-related reason to increase your screen time! On February 22, 2019, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced by email bulletin that the agency will post the next round of Corporate Scheduling Announcement Letters online — instead of mailing the letters, as it has done for years. In fact, as cont...
  • by Bill Osterndorf - March 18, 2019
    The last five years have been a time of monumental change for the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Five major regulatory changes to the federal affirmative action regulations went into effect between 2014 and 2016, and 13 new directives have been issued since February of 2018. We have never seen a period at OFCCP when so many new initiatives have been announced and so many...
  • Do the Supreme Court’s Holdings in <i>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes</i> Apply to OFCCP? (Part 2)
    by Bill Doyle - March 15, 2019
    As we discussed in the introductory article in this series, OFCCP has argued that certain of the Supreme Court's pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), do not apply because the Agency is arguably not subject to the Rule 23 requirement of demonstrating that 'there are questions of law or fact common to the class.' OFCCP's argument is that the pertinent holdings of Dukes a...
  • What Will the Supply Chain Strategy of the Future Look Like?
    by Alexandra Levit - March 15, 2019
    Supply chain management is evolving right alongside technology and the growing needs of a global marketplace. Take a look at the changes businesses can expect to see in the next decade, and how it may affect your supply chain strategy. There's a significant amount of change taking place in business today, and it requires owners to avoid disruption to their supply chain strategy. Supply chain management plans will ne...
  • Being Busy is Not a Badge of Honor
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - March 14, 2019
    Busy-ness is a dangerous trap that relinquishes our control to find meaning and fulfillment in life and career when we are stuck in the quicksand of being busy. I am on a mission to disrupt the busy culture and focus on a life that is measured by meaning, value, fulfillment and other factors we can customize to celebrate our unique happiness and satisfaction. Busy Doesn’t Mean Important – as a recovering work...
  • 3 Steps to Building Your Brand
    by Marshall Goldsmith - March 13, 2019
    Dorie Clark, world authority on helping people get their message out in a crowded marketplace, my wonderful friend and 100 Coach, shares with us three steps to building your brand in this week’s interview. Dorie is recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, and she is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Administr...
  • The Perils of Perfectionism
    by Dr. Maynard Brusman - March 12, 2019
    Employees generally agree that leaders with a passion for excellence, quality and accomplishment benefit their organizations. These qualities place leaders at the top of their fields. No one faults managers who give their all and make sacrifices, but too much of a good thing can also pose problems. Perfectionistic leaders may be as damaging as those who embrace mediocrity. Perfectionists often obsess over process, common...
  • The Power of Positive Self Talk
    by Carole Kanchier - March 11, 2019
    “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau. Self talk can boost you up or take you down. Athletes use positive self-talk to reach their personal bests. Some people use negative self-talk to justify the ruts they find themselves in. Mike and Eugene are exampl...