5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017

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Rules and regulations are constantly changing for federal contractors and subcontractors and that’s not something that’s going to change immediately in 2017. Contractors need to do what they can to ensure that their organization is compliant so they can be successful in the New Year.

Here are some tips for staying compliant in the New Year:

Make sure safety training is accessible on the job

In 2014 the construction industry accounted for 20% of all private industry fatalities according to Bureau of Labor. The trades industries are dangerous and inadequate training comes with real risks. Reduce these with mobile capable Talent Management System that can provide on-the-job access to training and safety documents and videos.

Recruit and hire with diversity in mind

Federal contractors and subcontractors are prohibited from workplace employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin according to the DOL. Best practices include:

  • Asking employees for referrals and reaching out to community organizations
  • Assessments that are objective and analyze job fitness
  • Provide diversity training to your existing staff

Automate your paperwork process to reduce data errors

Federal contractors need to keep all paperwork and documentation on hand in the case of recruitment outreach, audits, or surveys. Having all data and forms available on one, automated ATS will make paperwork less of a headache and make sure that everything necessary gets filled out.

Track certifications and compliance training

Keep track of your employee’s compliance and certifications. Software can automate the process, set due dates, reminders, and ease the pain of reporting with one centralized system that’s accessible on the job. Centralizing the processes will make staying compliant an afterthought so you can focus on growing and improving your organization.

Keep up to date with laws, regulations, and best practices

To learn more about compliance regulations, the OFCCP has valuable resources and for more information about how our software can help your organization get a handle on compliance – reach out to us at BirdDogHR.