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  • Agility Master: How to Make An Effective Business Decision on the Fly
    by Alexandra Levit - July 25, 2017
    In an increasingly agile world, how can we make the best decisions with limited information? Leaders do not always have the luxury of time when making a critical business decision, yet research shows that quick decisions are often remarkably solid despite time pressures. Here are six strategies for coming to the best conclusion in a non-ideal situation. Strategy 1: Define Your Result Consider why you must make a promp...
  • Are You Wondering What Employees Are Really Thinking?
    by Alexandra Levit - July 18, 2017
    Gallup’s annual State of the American Workplace report is one of the largest treasure troves of employee satisfaction data in the world. I like going hunting, so I broke down some of the essential findings for you. Gallup asked nearly 200,000 US employees their opinions on a variety of topics current transforming our workforces, including flextime, agile performance management, and matrixed teaming. Exactly how criti...
  • Adverse Impact Analysis: Aggregation of Races
    by Dan Kuang, Marife Ramos - July 14, 2017
    In August 2013, Adverse Impact (AI) analysis received one of the most important judicial clarifications rendered since its formal Supreme Court codification in 1971. Administrative Law Judge Kenneth A. Krantz ruled in favor of VF Jeanswear (VF) and denied OFCCP’s request for summary judgment against VF. In his decision, Judge Krantz formally clarified and articulated a judicial position on methods of grouping races for AI...
  • Best Practices for Developing Written Accommodation Procedures
    by Linda C. Batiste - July 14, 2017
    Providing effective accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities can benefit federal contractors in many ways. First, there is compliance with legal requirements; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal contractors to provide reasonable accommodations. Then there are the business reasons; providing accommodations produces low cost, high impact benefits such as retention of valued employees,...
  • I’m All About That Tech
    by Carla Irwin - July 14, 2017
    Like I said, I am all about technology. It is essential to make your systems work for you instead of fighting to gather and analyze employee data. However, making the move to an HR system for the first time or moving systems isn’t without its issues; therefore, here are a few affirmative action compliance items to keep in mind: recordkeeping requirements, viewing and access to data, what to do with the originals, accessi...
  • Pay Equity: Old-School or Cutting Edge?
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - July 14, 2017
    The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963. That same year, the Beatles wanted to hold your hand, President Kennedy was assassinated, and women were earning 59 to 64 cents for every dollar earned by men working the same jobs. Over 50 years later, the gender pay gap still exists. Although there has been progress, women today still only earn about 79 to 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, the pay gap is...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 7
    by Local JobNetwork™ - July 14, 2017
    Adverse Impact Analysis: Aggregation of Races Topic: AAP In August 2013, Adverse Impact (AI) analysis received one of the most important judicial clarifications rendered since its formal Supreme Court codification in 1971. Administrative Law Judge Kenneth A. Krantz ruled in favor of VF Jeanswear (VF) and denied OFCCP’s...more...
  • Update on Website Accessibility
    by Dara L. DeHaven - July 14, 2017
    Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503), 29 USC § 793, prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against individuals with disabilities and requires these employers to take affirmative action, including making reasonable accommodations, to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals. Similarly, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as a...
  • The Agility Formula: Knowing When - and How - To Change Course
    by Alexandra Levit - June 29, 2017
    Business Agility is more complicated than simply being willing to shift gears all the time. Everyone has heard the fable about the tortoise and the hare. Conventional wisdom says that slow and steady wins the race. A strategy may not be perfect, but if one executes it patiently and consistently, it may outperform better initiatives that don’t get the benefit of time. However, in today’s rapidly changing busin...
  • Managing Millennals Q&A: Why Don't My Millennial Employees Work As Hard As I Did?
    by Lindsey Pollak - June 26, 2017
    Read the original article on Lindsey's blog. Note to readers: This is the fourth post in my new series based on questions I frequently hear about managing millennials — those ongoing management challenges that can really make or break workplace relationships. Each month I’ll tackle a question and provide some advice for managers and millennials (and millennial managers!). I hope the advice I share is help...