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  • Design Thinking: A Model of Product Innovation
    by Alexandra Levit - October 23, 2018
    Most business owners would agree that product innovation is important to their success in today's world. History is full of companies that were initially very successful but failed to innovate when the market changed, says Jeremy Brandt, founder and CEO of We Buy Houses, an online service that connects home sellers with potential buyers. And that informs the way his company operates. “At We Buy Houses, we cont...
  • See Your Company from the Employees' Point of View (and Fix It)
    by Steve Farber - October 22, 2018
    Have you ever seen the reality show Undercover Boss? I highly recommend it. On the show, the CEO of a company, disguised in casual clothes and with a made-up back story, spends time working incognito alongside his or her front-line employees. There are the predictable inter-employee spats, miniature crises, and times when the CEO just doesn’t “get” how to do some simple task. It's all in good fun....
  • Creating an Infrastructure for Inclusion
    by Brett Sheats, John Kemp - October 17, 2018
    October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the contributions of America's workers with disabilities both past and present and educate about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. In honor of NDEAM, we recently talked to John D. Kemp, one of the nation's foremost authorities on disability employment and current President & CEO of The Viscardi Center,...
  • Disability Inclusion Award in the Works for Contractors
    by Cara Crotty - October 17, 2018
    The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) plans to recognize contractors that prioritize disability inclusion. Following its recent Directive to develop a Contractor Recognition Program, the OFCCP has proposed to implement an Excellence in Disability Inclusion Award. This award would recognize contractors 'that ensure equal employment opportunity, foster employment opportunities for individuals with disab...
  • OFCCP Continues Issuing Directives: What We’ve Seen and the Newest Developments
    by Meredith Gregston - October 17, 2018
    To date, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued nine new and proposed directives in 2018. While most of the directives have been covered in prior articles, this article will provide more insight into the directives issued in September, as well as a few observations and an overview of what we have seen from OFCCP so far in 2018 under the Trump administration. 2018 OFCCP Recap With the flur...
  • OFCCP is Listening to Academia
    by Marilynn L. Schuyler - October 17, 2018
    During the last several weeks, OFCCP has been conducting a series of Listening Sessions to collect information for incorporation into a soon-to-be-released Academic Technical Assistance Guide (TAG). This TAG will serve as a resource for academic institutions who are federal contractors. It's long overdue, and academia is anxious to see which issues the TAG does, and does not, address. Background When I established...
  • The Franken Amendment Has Lost Much of Its Anticipated
    by Connie Bertram - October 17, 2018
    Since the beginning of the #MeToo movement in October 2017, Congress and state and local lawmakers have introduced a series of laws aimed at eliminating sexual harassment and abuse in the workplace. As we explained in our June 2018 article, by mid-2019, over 125 bills had been introduced by states to eliminate workplace harassment. Many of these statutes and proposed laws have prohibited or limited the use of mandatory arbit...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 8, Issue 10
    by Local JobNetwork™ - October 17, 2018
    96 The OFCCP Digest is a complimentary resource for federal contractors on topics of Affirmative Action, EEO, and government compliance....
  • 5 Tips for Driving Culture in Your Business
    by Alexandra Levit - October 16, 2018
    Driving culture involves reinforcing beliefs and behaviors that determine how that organization's leaders and employees interact internally and externally. Is there a formula for it? Not exactly. There are, however, certain best practices that I've learned along the way as an entrepreneur, and also by consulting two fellow business owners: Jacqueline Marrano, owner of accounting firm Marrano Solutions, and Re...
  • Your Challenge as a Leader is to Find Strength in Differences. Here's How
    by Steve Farber - October 15, 2018
    Wouldn’t it be nice if the world was made up only of people who are just like us, who like us, and who think exactly the way we do? Well, no. Because (1) we’d be wasting iconic truisms like “opposites attract,” and (2) it would be monumentally boring, and (3) it would be just plain un-American. Anyone in a leadership position ought to have as a goal–especially here in the U.S. with our natio...