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  • by Marilynn L. Schuyler - May 23, 2019
    As federal contractors, academic institutions are responsible for abiding by the regulations enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which include taking affirmative action with respect to employment. The additional challenge for academic institutions is implementation of affirmative action in admissions. This is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights...
  • by Alexander R.P. Dunn - May 23, 2019
    As Foley and Lardner reported recently, on April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter clarifying its stance on the classification of workers in the gig economy. The letter provided good news to those who contract with workers in the 'gig economy,' concluding, based on the facts provided, that with respect toAs Foley and Lardner reported recently, on April 29, 2019, the U.S. Department of Lab...
  • by Bill Doyle - May 23, 2019
    In the prior articles in this series, we concluded that the Supreme Court's pattern or practice holdings in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 564 U.S. 338 (2011), provide important guardrails applicable to OFCCP enforcement actions. The last installment examined the Supreme Court's specific holdings regarding allegations of a pattern or practice of disparate treatment. Here, we will consider the Supreme Court's holdings reg...
  • by Robyn Grable - May 23, 2019
    According to the latest report from the Department of Defense, there are more than 50,000 active duty military service men and women in the state of South Carolina. Of those, 10 percent will leave the military each year. But will they stay in South Carolina? Additionally, 240,000 will separate from the military outside of South Carolina. And we certainly want them to relocate here. So what can employers do to attract vetera...
  • 5 Steps to Stay Sane When Launching a Side Hustle
    by Melody Wilding - May 22, 2019
    Slash careerists, moonlighting, freelancing. TThere are many terms for working extra jobs, but no matter what you call it, more than 44 million people have side hustles. Millennials aren’t the only ones creating new sources of income while holding down a day job. Baby boomers are cashing in on the trend as well. Soon-to-be-retirees out-earn Millennials when it comes to side hustle income, taking home an average of...
  • 4 Ways to Engage People Who Don't Want to be Happy
    by Steve Farber - May 21, 2019
    You know what to do with an underperforming employee, but what about an efficient but difficult one? I’m a strong believer that you can’t be too positive or too empathetic in the business world. Yes, a lot of places of business are far from that ideal, but that’s exactly why you should distinguish yourself from the dog-eat-dog norm and try to make your work life a place of caring and sensitivity. Why...
  • Put Fresh Life Into Your Job Search
    by Carole Kanchier - May 20, 2019
    You've done everything you can for the past six months to get your desired job, but have not been successful! Try some of the following tips for putting fresh life into your search. - Reassess your employment goal. Ensure you're still enthusiastic about it, and it's compatible with your purpose, interests, needs, skills and accomplishments. Continually visualize yourself working happily and productively...
  • Resume 2.0
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - May 17, 2019
    In a perfect world your résumé and LinkedIn profile let the reader know who you are and what to expect from you. Imagine for a moment how easy it would be for a manager to hire the perfect candidate if this were always the case. Unfortunately, just as job descriptions are often difficult for candidates to decipher, résumés often provide few clues about what a hiring manager can expect from the ap...
  • How to Get Hired – The Key Strategy Every Executive Should Know
    by Louise Garver - May 16, 2019
    When it comes to knowing how to navigate job search, do you know the #1 secret to getting hired? If you think networking is the answer, you are on the right path. If you think building social media connections is the secret, you have the right idea. And, if working with recruiters is also part of the process, you are partially correct. In fact, all of the above do contribute to getting interview opportunit...
  • Yes, You Really Do Have to Do That
    by Debra Wheatman - May 15, 2019
    People constantly ask me about what elements and tactics are absolutely necessary to execute an effective and efficient job search. At the same time, employers want to know what they need to do to recruit and retain top talent. Frankly, both employers and candidates need to up their game. They need to respect each other’s time and act with professionalism. What does this mean? For job seekers Write a cover lette...