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Say Hello to Thought Diversity: Understanding this Growing Workplace Trend

Say Hello to Thought Diversity: Understanding this Growing Workplace Trend

When you think of effective workplace diversity, you probably think of people of different genders, races, and cultures putting their diverse backgrounds to good use. You may also think about legal requirements and ensuring compliance. These thoughts are correct, but there’s another way to "think" about diversity...

Pay Equity - Closing the Loopholes

Pay Equity - Closing the Loopholes

The EPA requires employers to provide equal pay to men and women in the same establishment for the same work, why are these state laws necessary?...

Happy New Year! Maybe Not So Happy if You Are A Federal Contractor - Preparing for 2016

Happy New Year! Maybe Not So Happy if You Are A Federal Contractor - Preparing for 2016

A list for federal contractors of 'to dos' for updating AAPs for 2016. Most regulatory changes have either taken effect or become effective in January making 2016 a challenging year for updating your plan and defending yourself in an audit...

Assessing Your Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Outreach Efforts

Assessing Your Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities Outreach Efforts

Working with recruitment sources that target Individuals with Disabilities (IWD) and Protected Veterans (PV) is a good start, but ultimately you don’t want to have just documentation of outreach. You want to know the time and money spent working with those recruitment sources is yielding results and you are successfully onboarding qualified candidates.....

Effective Diversity Practices: Why it's Vital to Your Organization's Success

Effective Diversity Practices: Why it's Vital to Your Organization's Success

Throughout this year, we have seen companies such as Apple and Intel realize the need for diversity in the workplace, and make the changes needed to reach a broader candidate pool. HR professionals have the chance to redefine their employee population with effective diversity and inclusion practices.....

Who is an Applicant? Using the Internet Applicant Rule the Right Way

Who is an Applicant? Using the Internet Applicant Rule the Right Way

Under OFCCP’s Internet Applicant Rule, a job seeker must meet four criteria to be classified as an applicant for recordkeeping, reporting, and analysis by contractors....

Understanding Item 19's "Other Compensation"

Understanding Item 19's "Other Compensation"

OFCCP's Item 19's "Other Compensation" submission requirements has been throwing many contractors for a loop. They want to know what exactly OFCCP wants when it asks contractors to provide "Other Compensation" for each employee at the establishment under review...

Four Ways to Make the Affirmative Action Planning Process Easier

Four Ways to Make the Affirmative Action Planning Process Easier

Affirmative action planning won't ever become easy, but there are things you can do now to make the process smoother for your organization. Take advantage of the resources available, and be proactive in your AAP efforts. Here are some tips to help make your Affirmative Action planning process a little easier...

Want dedicated, loyal employees? Hire veterans!

Want dedicated, loyal employees? Hire veterans!

At America’s Job Exchange, we often discuss why bringing veterans into the workforce is good for business. Hiring veteran can help build a dynamic team and augment your affirmative action planning....

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Whether your company is a federal contractor working to comply with the Section 503 goal of employing 7% of employees with disabilities, is pursuing a "usable by all" product development strategy, or has an aging workforce requiring adjustments or accommodations to remain productive, being disability aware should be part of your business strategy...