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  • Everyone Hates the Open Office. Now We Have Research to Prove Its Inefficiency.
    by Debra Wheatman - September 25, 2018
    Office space has become more and more open for the past few decades. The days when managers automatically got private offices have been replaced by cubicle culture. When cubicles initially became standard fare in offices, they were generally relegated to lower level employees. As time wore on, more senior folks found themselves staring at the three walls of their cubicles. Individual offices became scarce, premium real estate,...
  • Adults with Disabilities and a Changing Workforce
    by Ilene Rosenberg - September 24, 2018
    In today's economy, 'Help Wanted' signs are visible everywhere. Employers are eagerly searching to fill their vacancies as the unemployment rate reaches an all-time low. As a professional who has been in the human services field for more years than I care to reveal, it is inspiring and refreshing to now be at the receiving end of phone calls, e-mails, and inquiries from businesses interested in matching and filling their...
  • OFCCP to Recognize Innovation and Expand Enforcement
    by Cara Crotty, Heather Miller - September 24, 2018
    On August 24, 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) announced three new directives in furtherance of its efforts to make the agency more transparent and efficient and to maximize the effectiveness of compliance assistance outreach. This article focuses on two of the three directives: an initiative establishing a recognition program for contractors with 'high-quality and high-performing compliance p...
  • OFCCP's New Compensation Directive: The Good, The Bad, and The Analytics
    by Scott Pechaitis, Chris Patrick - September 24, 2018
    The long-awaited, much anticipated new Directive on OFCCP's compensation analysis methodology has finally arrived … but for those contractors hoping for radical reform, the unfortunate news is there will be little change in the Agency's approach to compensation evaluations. For that reason, Directive 2018-05 – 'Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation' (issued August 2...
  • Proposed New Functional Affirmative Action Plan (FAAP) Directive
    by Marife Ramos - September 24, 2018
    The OFCCP has now released a total of seven (7) directives in 2018. With the intent of alleviating the gap between the agency's enforcement and the federal contractors' compliance obligations, the OFCCP held town hall and stakeholder meetings in the latter part of 2017 and in the first quarter of 2018. In those meetings, the OFCCP listened to, discussed with, and assured the federal contracting community of a more co...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 9
    by Local JobNetwork™ - September 24, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • You Conducted a Pay Equity Analysis – Now What?
    by David Cohen, Cliff Haimann, Kayo Sady - September 24, 2018
    Author’s note: Pay equity and pay equity analyses are a complex and nuanced issue, and context matters. Employers should always consult with legal counsel prior to engaging in any proactive pay equity studies and conduct those analyses under the attorney-client privilege. As part of their obligation to 'evaluate compensation system(s) to determine whether there are gender-, race-, or ethnicity-based disparities' und...
  • 4 Must Have Strategies to Retain Your Best New Talent
    by Alexandra Levit - September 12, 2018
    According to a 2017 CareerBuilder survey1 of 2,250 U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals survey, companies lost an average of $14,900 on every “bad hire” in the last year, and it's a common mistake — nearly three in four employers (74 percent) say they've hired the wrong person for a position and that half of these bad hires have quit within the first six months of employment. When asked how a...
  • Meaning Making – How the Innovation-Driven Organization Imparts Purpose & Meaning
    by Anthony Mills - September 5, 2018
    As I visit and observe what I call the “existential festivals” – events like Burning Man, SXSW, TED, Sundance, Bonnaroo, and ArtPrize, for example – I ask myself, “What are people really trying to accomplish here – besides just having fun?” The answer I’ve come away with – after quite a bit of pondering – is that people are trying to use these events to help them m...
  • 5 Things Yoga Can Teach Us About Leadership
    by Sara Canaday - August 31, 2018
    I’ve noticed something lately during my time on the yoga mat. My yoga practice isn’t just enhancing my mental and physical health; it’s also highlighted some interesting parallels that map to essential leadership concepts. I suppose that makes sense, considering yoga has been a path to self-realization and enlightenment for thousands of years. A yoga studio (or our yoga space at home) might seem far remove...