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The Employment Line, Episode 9: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Efforts from ODEP & EARN, DEAM13 Registration Deadline

Monday, October 7th, 2013

October is an important month for the Association. Not only is the DirectEmployers Annual Meeting and Conference just days away, but it also is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)–a topic that is on all federal contractors’ minds in light of the revisions to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. Watch our latest episode of The Employment Line to learn how DirectEmployers is helping Members with disability outreach and to get some great DEAM13 tips.

The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) promotes a national campaign to bring awareness to disability employment. To help employers with their disability outreach, DirectEmployers partner organization Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) is hosting a free weekly webinar series throughout the entire month. Webinars will focus on disability disclosures and self-identification, as well as proactive compliance strategies for federal contractors. To learn more about this series and register to attend these webinars, visit http://askearn.org/ndeam_registration.cfm.

To pay homage to a community whose military roots run deep, we’ve chosen this year’s conference to have a military theme–however, that’s not all you’ll find. DEAM13 features tracks for recruitment, technology, compliance and leadership. But hurry – conference registration ends on October 14. Register to attend by visiting http://deam13.directemployers.org/register.

In addition to our impressive session lineup, we’ve got tips on how you can make the most of your conference experience.

  1. Expand Your Professional Network: Mingle with fellow attendees and strike-up conversations to help build your professional network.
  2. Utilize Our Mobile Text Program: Sign up for our DEAM13 text alerts and you’ll receive timely alerts and important updates before, during and after the conference. To join, simply text DEAM13 to 55678.
  3. Interact on Social Networks: Remember when using social networks while at the conference to use #DEAM13. This will allow you to join in the conversation and keep up with what’s happening during other sessions.

You can also network with fellow attendees during the DEAM13 Pre-Conference Online Networking Event on Wednesday, October 16 at 1:00PM. Visit https://www.brazenconnect.com/event/deam_october_16 to register.

The Employment Line, Episode 8: Response to Final Rule for VEVRAA and Section 503, Important DEAM13 Reminders

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

The fall season brings change… temperature, color of leaves and our schedules. This year, however, maybe you’ve noticed another change? The Department of Labor’s announcing the release of the Final Rule for federal contractors related to Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Watch our latest installment of The Employment Line and read more below:

In the wake of this announcement, DirectEmployers Association stands ready to help you understand these regulations and create solutions to help you meet these new requirements.

Here are just a few of the initiatives we have in place at this time:

  • DirectEmployers will continue collaborating with our partner the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to improve the National Labor Exchange (NLx) compliance solution. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to your Membership Development representative at (866) 268-6206.
  • A webinar featuring partner organization Pinnacle, and introducing new partner the Poses Family Foundation, as well as Members Alaska Airlines and Cardinal Health and representatives from DirectEmployers.
  • Our Employers Connect meeting in Indianapolis, IN on September 17 will include a session on the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules.
  • A webinar with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the National Labor Exchange (NLx) and the Recruitment Regulatory Compliance Committee (RRCC).
  • A webinar featuring John C. Fox, Esq., who will educate all of our Members on what should be done now to prepare for full compliance once the regulations are published in the federal register and receive final OMB approval based on record-keeping and paperwork requirements.
  • Comprehensive presentations at DirectEmployers Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM13) in October.

Please watch for communications on exact webinar dates and full descriptions of all upcoming presentations.

Speaking of DEAM13, did you know the discounted room rate at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort ends on September 30th? Book your room now! Here are some other deadlines to keep in mind:

  • Veterans Connect Career Fair employer registration ends 9/13
  • DEAM13 underwriter registration ends 9/13
  • DEAM13 attendee registration ends 10/7

Hope to see you in San Diego!

The Employment Line, Episode 7: DirectEmployers Awards Deadline Reminder, Veteran Career Fair

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

August… reminds me of county and state fairs, last minute vacations, back to school shopping, family reunions, heat waves and… the submission deadline for the first DirectEmployers Awards Competition. Watch the latest episode of The Employment Line or read the post below to learn more!

You may say to yourself “I have so much on my plate right now, why bother submitting an award entry?” Here’s why – it only takes a few minutes and the questions are pretty straightforward. This is your chance to highlight your organization and share successes, as well as bumps in the road. Your story could help peers in their efforts and initiatives. Need another reason to participate? This one involves the wallet. Winners will be given up to 500 dollars toward travel expenses and comped two nights stay at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort.

Now that I’ve got your attention, here are the three categories: Recruitment, Technology, and OFCCP Compliance. One winner and one runner-up will be chosen for two tiers within each category, for a total of six winners and six runners-up. There is no limit to the number of entries or categories that may be submitted by an organization.

Submissions are due by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on Friday, August 16th. For more information, please visit the awards page on DEAM13 site.

Speaking of DEAM, did you know we are only 10 weeks out from the big event? Don’t forget to register for the conference, sign up for the Veterans Connect Career Fair, invite your co-workers, and let everyone know on social using hashtag #DEAM13.

Here’s something else you could do to support our efforts. Let the candidates in your database know about the Veterans Connect Career Fair on October 21st. For event details, visit the Veterans Connect website. They can register today… and you can too, as an employer of course.

To learn more about our conference and events, sign up for the text program. Just text “DEAM13″ to 55678 for alerts.

The Employment Line, Episode 12: How to Start a Veteran Employee Resource Group, WAPES, and 2012 ILG Conference

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

In this episode:

  • Highlights from the 9th Annual World Association of Public Employment Services Congress
  • Sponsoring and speaking at 2012 NILG Conference
  • How to start a Veteran Employee Resource Group

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.

The Employment Line, Episode 9: 3 Tips for Improving Your SEO Strategy for Recruitment

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In this episode:

  • 3 Tips for improving your SEO strategy for recruitment
  • Upcoming Employers Connect to focus on social media in recruiting, 4212 and 503 compliance, advanced talent acquisition practices and maximizing limited resources – bonuses include networking with other member companies, AND receiving HRCI credits for attending
  • Fun fact in honor of Mother’s Day

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.

The Employment Line, Episode 5: Announcing the DirectEmployers Foundation, Open Source, Getting Involved and IMDiversity

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

In this episode:

DirectEmployers Foundation created to empower job seekers through using free and trusted open-source web applications, IMDiversity reflects on the Super Bowl

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.

The Employment Line, Episode 4: Recognition From Media on US.jobs & .JOBS Career Microsites

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

In this episode:

DirectEmployers has received a lot of media coverage for the recent launch of US.jobs and hosting .JOBS Career Microsites.

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.

The Employment Line, Episode 2

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

This is The Employment Line: your direct connection for trends, tips and tools in the employment industry.

In this episode:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Cari Dominguez (former EEOC chair)
  • Companies making a difference

Keeping you connected, with no waiting—The Employment Line. Thank you for watching.

The Employment Line is brought to you by DirectEmployers, a non-profit association of global employers, which provides simple, sophisticated solutions for Human Resources and Recruitment.