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  • Don’t Be a Work Loser – Take All Your Paid Time Off
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - June 18, 2019
    As a recovering workaholic, I strive regularly to integrate life and career to honor my personal relationships and my professional ambition. My life often resembles a roller coaster with ups and downs of activity and never a steady balance. This reality check has allowed me to navigate the ultra-busy career times and offset them with precious down time for me. I’ll admit that in previous years, I have not taken al...
  • OFCCP Compliance Checks: A
    by Gary A. Chamberlin - June 18, 2019
    The Trump Administration's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and its Director, Craig Leen, have recently resurrected the Compliance Check – what's known in some circles as a compliance evaluation 'light.' A Compliance Check is a tool that OFCCP asserts it will use to determine whether a federal contractor or subcontractor has maintained required records related to affirmative action compli...
  • Pay Analyses:  Which Type is Right for You?
    'Equal Pay' is everywhere. In recent months, several states have passed legislation around pay equity, creating a patchwork of legal obligations for multi-state employers. Government agencies are increasingly focused on unearthing pay discrimination. Employers of all sizes and in all industries are grappling with new obligations, rising numbers of pay discrimination claims, and increased media attention in the area of pay e...
  • Using Third-Party Vendors to Process Accommodation Requests:  Some Practical Tips
    by Linda C. Batiste - June 18, 2019
    The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service for workplace accommodations and compliance with the employment provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Last year we provided consulting services to over 47,000 customers, mainly employers and employees with disabilities. Hearing from both sides of the accommodation process enables us to follow national trends and also helps us identify barrie...
  • Cutting Cost During Transitions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 17, 2019
    Are you considering a career transition? Are you unemployed? If so, manage money wisely. Here are some tips. - Prepare. Planning and willingness to live on less temporarily will stretch the time you can go without a full-time job. You'll not only have more time to find that ideal position, you'll also eliminate a financially controlled deadline. Before making a career shift, determine how long you can liv...
  • 4 Things Newly Promoted Leaders Need to do Right Away
    by Steve Farber - June 14, 2019
    When the company taps you on the back, don’t look back. Think about what you need to do (and what not to do) to make yourself successful in your new role. If this scenario hasn’t happened to you, or not recently, it is surely something you dream about. You’re called in to the boss’s office for a meeting. There, you get the happy news that you’ve been tapped for a new role at your company, po...
  • How Leaders Can Master Agility in a Chaotic Business World
    by Alexandra Levit - June 13, 2019
    In today’s rapidly changing business world, an agile business is a successful business. But how do you know when the best thing for the project is to change the plan, and how can you execute and communicate changes without destroying team motivation and momentum? The following three strategies may prove helpful. Agility Strategy #1: Create and Challenge Assumptions Any major strategic initiative should involve t...
  • What is a Sensitive Striver?
    by Melody Wilding - June 12, 2019
    A Sensitive Striver is a high achiever who is also more sensitive to their emotions, the world, and the behavior of those around them than most people. Sensitive Strivers are innately predisposed to process information more deeply than their less-sensitive peers. Because of this, they have a heightened stress response. They are highly attuned to their own emotions and the emotions of others. They can pick up on subtle chang...
  • Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - June 11, 2019
    Multitasking used to be a sought after professional competency thought to be a valuable skill for the busy professional. Research tells us that singletasking is actually more effective and can result in higher productivity and time efficiency. I can envision the woman at work reading this blog while eating her lunch, checking her email, listening to a webinar, and texting her daughter about carpool plans for soccer pract...
  • Responding to Illegal Job Interview Questions
    by Carole Kanchier - June 10, 2019
    It is important to know your rights as an employee. Unlawful questions are not acceptable on applications, during the interview process, or in the workplace. Although improper questions by employers might be simple mistakes, they could also be intentional cases of discrimination that should be reported. Legal and illegal interview questions How you would you respond to each question? 1. How old are you? 2. What's...