Compliance: Using an ATS that Reflects OFCCP Recruiting Outreach Requirements

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An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) not only finds your organization the best applicant out of a large candidate pool, but also can ensure accurate record keeping and compliance, especially for federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was put in place to assess the effectiveness of federal contractor’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP). It’s important to have an ATS that’s built with your compliance needs in mind as federal regulations are constantly changing or updating.

Organizations that don’t meet regulations receive a hefty fine, but compliance isn’t all about meeting regulations. Diverse candidates are equipped with unique skill sets and are able to bring a fresh perspective to the workplace because of their life experiences. When an organization remains compliant in the recruiting processes, they’ll not only be in good standing with the OFCCP, but will meet business goals because of the varied skill sets they’ve acquired. A diverse team will have a wealth of creative ideas and strategies to choose from that other teams won’t have. 85% of organizations agreed or strongly agreed that diversity is crucial to fostering innovation in the workplace, according to the Center for American Progress.

An ATS should expand an organization’s pool of candidates, enable you to attract top talent, help keep your recruitment process and strategy up to date and reduce risk by staying compliant. Your organization needs an ATS that fully understands your needs and helps you stay ahead of changing OFCCP regulations.

The BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System goes one step further than other ATS software; compliance impact is considered when each new feature is designed.