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In Search of a Job: Criminal Records as Barriers to Employment

amy_solomon.jpgI am writing this letter…out of desperation and to tell you a little about the struggles of re-entering society as a convicted felon." Thus began a letter that made its way to me at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The letter came from a 30-year-old man who — in 2003, at age 21 — lost control of his car after a night of drinking, killing his close friend. "Jay" was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 38 months in state prison.

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Are you prepared for a FMLA Audit?

Recently, the Department of Labor (DOL) published an updated “FMLA Advisor” together with updated forms.  Shortly thereafter, the Branch Chief for FMLA, Diane Dawson, reported that the DOL expects to increase the frequency in which it will come on-site during FMLA investigations – an indication of increased involvement and activity

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Burn the annual performance appraisal (2 of 3)

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This is part 2 of a 3-part post on why companies should eliminate the traditional annual performance review, what the alternatives are and how to do it successfully.

My first post highlighted why the annual performance review process is broken and why feedback should be given often -- monthly or every two weeks -- whatever works for the organization.  It shouldn't be overcomplicated with a bunch of forms and boxes to check off.

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Communicating for Results: Avoiding Miscommunications and Unnecessary Conflict

Even with the best intentions, there are still times when our communications (or our failure to communicate) end up leading us down the wrong path. When this takes place, it is necessary to restate, repair or recover from a misstep or misstatement. We waste even more time sorting out the damage than we hoped to have avoided if we had dealt with something using thoughtfulness and careful attention the first time around.

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Supervisors, Managers, and Contractors – Oh My!

Imagine the following scenario:

Lacking internal resources, a company out-sources IT functions for a technology-based project.  To meet the company’s needs, this “QA Project” is ultimately staffed with four IT professionals, none of whom is from the same agency or a company employee.  Rather, each is an employee of the placement agency from which they came, on a contract assignment with the company. 

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Growth in women's share of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations declined to 27% in 2011from a high of 34% in 1990. While women make up nearly half of the workforce, they were 26% of the STEM workforce in 2011.

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