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  • How Leaders Can Influence Company Culture
    by Sara Canaday - December 8, 2017
    Leaders have a powerful influence on an organization’s culture. They set the tone for how employees perceive their work experience, so leadership and culture go hand in hand. In many ways, leaders’ success depends on their ability to help shape and uphold organizational culture. That’s a formidable task - and one that requires selflessness, conviction and strong character. Besides nurturing those qualit...
  • Why AI's Not for Everyone
    by Alexandra Levit - December 7, 2017
    A recent MIT/Sloan survey of senior corporate executives showed they see artificial intelligence (AI) as the single most disruptive new technology, and nearly 70 percent said they already have AI investments underway. Looking at these results, you might feel insecure. You might worry that you’re falling behind, and that your business will lose its competitive edge if you don’t get with the program (literally). A...
  • Managing in turbulent times
    by Marshall Goldsmith - December 6, 2017
    In 1980, Peter Drucker wrote a cutting-edge book called Managing in Turbulent Times. Today, turbulent times are the norm, so we might as well get used to them and get better at dealing with them. Features of today’s turbulent times include: No expectation of privacy Immediate and irretrievable communication Global applications and competition Rapidly advancing technology (sometimes helpful and sometimes n...
  • 4 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Power and Become a Better Leader
    by Steve Farber - December 5, 2017
    Anat Baniel is a clinical psychologist best known for using “movement” to train the brain in ways that help people overcome pain and other limitations. And she’s particularly involved in work with children with developmental difficulties. But her “NeuroMovement” method provides fascinating possibilities for business leaders who don’t want their brains stuck in a rut. Our movements–n...
  • Global Productivity Drought: When Will It End?
    by Alexandra Levit - November 27, 2017
    According to Bret Swanson and Michael Mandel, author of the new white paper The Coming Productivity Boom, the next waves of the information revolution - where we connect the physical world and infuse it with intelligence - are beginning to emerge. And these waves will result in far greater productivity than we’ve seen in many industries so far. Much has been made of the proliferation of sophisticated IT into the busin...
  • To Rant or Not to Rant? Is That Your Question?
    by Steve Farber - November 22, 2017
    Just before the 2016 presidential elections, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey that pretty much confirms what I suspect most of us think about political content on social media. It found, for instance, that only 20 percent of social media users said they “like seeing lots of political posts and discussions,” while 37 percent said they were “worn out” by such posts and discussi...
  • Exploring External Availability Data Beyond the Census 2006-2010 ACS File
    by Michael Pati, Marife Ramos - November 17, 2017
    The Availability Analysis is a critical element of an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) since, by its very definition, it determines the “qualified labor pool” from which the contractor will be selecting to fill open positions. Those availability results, then, have a direct impact on the outreach efforts towards minorities and women the contractor puts forth, as well as the resources required to invest in such efforts. Given...
  • Former Marine Has Five Good Reasons Why Employers Should Hire Veterans
    by Ben Murphy - November 17, 2017
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that as of the end of 2016, the Veteran unemployment rate was 4.3 percent. This means that 460,000 of today's Veterans are living in the United States without jobs. Although this statistic has steadily decreased over the past several years, it's still a disheartening one. As a former U.S. Marine and founder of HandyVets, Inc – a company that exclusively hires Veteran tech...
  • OFCCP and the Rule of Law
    by Bill Doyle - November 17, 2017
    Implementing affirmative action programs and complying with OFCCP requirements are intensely practical matters for those charged with these responsibilities. It may seem that abstract questions about the Rule of Law are far afield from such practical concerns. However, the most important requirement that OFCCP enforces relates to an abstract law: “The contractor will not discriminate against any employee or applicant...
  • New and Proposed Prohibitions on the Disclosure of Salary History
    by Connie Bertram, Emilie Adams - November 17, 2017
    It is a well-known political axiom – and unfortunate reality – that women continue to earn, on average, 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. As federal efforts to address equal pay issues continue to stall, states and localities have stepped into the breach to take meaningful action to try to address pay disparities. One of the tools they have recently relied upon is prohibiting employers from asking applicants about...