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  • 5 Good Reasons Employers Should Hire Veterans – From a Former Marine
    by Ben Murphy - May 18, 2020
    There are many good reasons employers should hire veterans, so why does this group still struggle to find meaningful employment? As a former U.S. Marine and founder of HandyVets, Inc – a company that exclusively hires Veteran technicians – I have seen time and time again the myriad of challenges that those who dedicate their lives to our nation experience upon returning from duty. Among these challenges is the f...
  • 9 Ways to Stay Visible When You're Working Remotely
    by Melody Wilding - May 13, 2020
    How do I stay visible and provide value when I’m working remotely? As more people work from home, I’m hearing a similar concern from many of my coaching clients. It’s a great question. Not being physically present with your team and senior leaders has its consequences. It means you have to be more intentional about putting yourself out there, promoting your achievements, and sharing what your tea...
  • COVID-19: EEO and ADA Considerations
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - April 30, 2020
    These are unprecedented times. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused us to rethink, retool, recalibrate and reconsider our options – all for the sake of keeping us safe. Let’s consider some of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) considerations. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidelines for emp...
  • Companies Currently Hiring During COVID-19
    by LocalJobNetwork™ - April 28, 2020
    We have compiled a list of companies who are currently hiring during these times and will continue to update. Click the company profiles below to see their full list of openings. If you are an employer who would like to be listed please email us at solutions@localjobnetwork.com. 1901 Group Kwik Trip AccentCare Lakeland Care District Accessible Space, In...
  • 5 Ways to Build More Mental and Emotional Strength in the Face of What We've Lost
    by Kathy Caprino - April 27, 2020
    In reading article after article and headline after headline about the pandemic and what is happening in so many people’s lives around the world, one thing above all has become crystal clear, and that is: The coronavirus has stolen much from us and irrevocably altered how we see our reality. Experiences, situations, events, and beliefs about the “reality” of life that so many of us took for grant...
  • Uncertainty and How I Cope
    by Stacey Lane - April 17, 2020
    I’ve got a list of productive things I’d like to tackle while the coronavirus storm blusters onward: Clean out drawers. Organize computer files. Design new client resources. Learn how to groom my dog. Paint my home office. Try new recipes. All of these are activities I don’t normally have time for. You’ve probably got a list of your own. Part of my change coping strategy is to “do.” S...
  • Maintain a Social, Positive Workplace Amid Coronavirus
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - April 10, 2020
    This piece first appeared in Compliance Week. Author Jaclyn Jaeger is an editor with Compliance Week and has written on a wide variety of topics, including ethics and compliance, risk management, legal, enforcement, technology, and more. I am grateful that she allowed me to share her piece with my global audience. Companies all around the world right now are working around the clock to adjust to a new normal as we quickl...
  • EEO-1 Update: EEOC Pursues Info Without Pay Data
    by Amanda Bowman - April 9, 2020
    One week before the typical EEO-1 filing deadline of March 31st, EEOC published a notice of information collection in the Federal Register for a 30-day comment period. As with the initial 60-Day Notice, published in September 2019, EEOC continues to seek a three-year approval for the standard EEO-1 data collection (for years 2019, 2020, 2021), but with a new Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) control number. In the 30-Day Notice...
  • Effective Management During a Time of Crisis
    by Debra Wheatman - April 2, 2020
    My inbox is flooded with questions about COVID-19, including how employers should be handling the crisis and what employees should expect from their management. This is truly an unprecedented event; although companies want to maintain uninterrupted service for customers and clients, that may not be possible. And that’s okay because the employees that make up any organization should be the company’s priority. Thi...
  • by Terri Swain - March 31, 2020
    It never fails in our office. The frantic phone call because a Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) audit letter shows up on a desk, two weeks after sitting on the President's desk, with the yellow sticky note 'please handle.' Before fear and panic set in, here are some pointers for keeping ahead of the scary audit letter. Explore if your organization IS covered by the Affirmat...