December 1, 2016

Compliance stamp

Compliance standards require regular monitoring by construction companies, and any manager in the industry is familiar with the levels of compliance laid out by the United States Department of Labor. That compliance includes everything from meeting occupational health and safety standards to protecting the rights of specialized construction employees such as communication tower workers, to scheduling regular inspections.

Compliance presents a unique challenge for recruiters working in the construction industry, namely because the industry-specific measures mentioned above must be paired with another set of national standards.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is the federal office that tracks a company’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) — basically ensuring your company is recruiting and hiring a diverse pool of candidates. The AAP is about ending discrimination in the workforce, and ensuring race, gender, and veteran status do not affect the employability of a candidate.