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  • Google Prevails, in Part (and For Now), in Compensation Data Dispute With OFCCP
    On July 14, 2017, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Recommended Decision and Order (the “Opinion”) in the case brought by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) against Google over Google’s refusal to turn over certain employee data as part of a compliance audit. The ALJ’s thorough opinion is informative, providing insights into OFCCP’s processes in compliance...
  • Performance and Conduct Issues in Employees with Mental Health Impairments
    by Melanie Whetzel - August 18, 2017
    Performance and conduct issues can be a source of concern for federal contractors in general, but can trigger even greater concern when employees with mental health impairments are involved. How do contractors address these concerns with their employees? It may be a difficult thing to do even when the contractor is aware of a mental health issue, but what if they are not aware? What if the contractor suspects that a mental...
  • Retailer Bass Pro Agrees to $10.5 Million Settlement With EEOC
    by Cindy Karrow - August 18, 2017
    On July 26, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a $10.5 million settlement with Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC for an alleged hiring discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency almost six years ago, on September 21, 2011. Bass Pro is a nationwide retailer of sporting goods, apparel, and other miscellaneous products headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. EEOC alleged th...
  • Small (But Important) Resume Mistakes All Execs Should Avoid
    by Lisa Rangel - August 18, 2017
    Resume faux pas can really cost an executive the interview. Simply put, at this stage in the game you should know how to write a killer resume, but there’s so much confusion out there that even the most experienced professionals fumble. Avoid the following executive resume mistakes and you’ll be way ahead of the game. Using a photo. There are only two kinds of positions that traditionally require photos on...
  • The Art of Timing Submission of Your Best Candidate to Difficult Hiring Managers
    by Kris Dunn - August 18, 2017
    And they ask you about the game you claim you got Drop science now, why not? You start to sweat and fret, it gets hot How'd you get into this spot? You played yourself... Yo, yo, you played yourself... --Ice-T You know where I'm going with this if you clicked through, right? Difficult hiring managers. Not to be confused with those who suck. Or maybe that's the same thing - I'll let you decide t...
  • The Mistakes That Are Killing Your First Impression
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 18, 2017
    “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone are the most important, so you don’t want to squander...
  • To Merge or Not to Merge:  Is That the Question?
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - August 18, 2017
    The White House has proposed merging the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), purportedly to reduce redundancies in civil rights enforcement. Some prominent members of the federal contracting compliance community think the proposal is DOA (Dead On Arrival) due to opposition from the civil rights community, federal contractor coalitions, and key indiv...
  • Keeping Your Cool At Work - Handling Anger At Work
    by Carole Kanchier - August 17, 2017
    Have you been so angry that you wanted to throw something at another colleague? Lost your temper and voiced anger? Anger sends messages such as, “You’ve offended me.” “I don’t like you.” Expressing anger tends to generate more anger. While anger is a natural emotion, mismanagement of anger can have serious consequences. Anger in the workplace is a problem when it adversely affects c...
  • What Millennials Want
    by Debra Wheatman - August 17, 2017
    I’m sure you’ve seen it. There’s a lot of Millennial hating going on out there. This newest generation to arrive in the workplace is alternately painted as lazy and entitled, or as enthusiastic and diligent. They are the first truly “digitally native” generation. They’ve always had access to a computerized solution for virtually any problem, and they can’t remember when the Internet di...
  • Your Resume: Fact or Fiction?
    by Georgia Adamson - August 17, 2017
    Your resume should communicate to prospective employers the value you actually and legitimately have (fact), not embellish unnecessarily, exaggerate or invent value (fiction). Don’t be tempted to “gild the lily” and risk causing yourself possibly major headaches down the road. (Note: According to Urban Dictionary, “gild the lily” represents “a condensation of Shakespeare’s metaphor in...