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Are You Prepared for An OFCCP Audit?

Federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws set down guidelines for how HR managers should handle the recruitment and hiring process. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is responsible for enforcing these rules among contractors and subcontractors working with government agencies. No matter the size or scope of a contractor’s business, it pays to prepare for an OFCCP audit by keeping meticulous recruiting and employment records. Because keeping such records can be incredibly time consuming, many contractors turn to an applicant tracking system (ATS) to help them manage recruitment data.

ATS OnDemand Can Help with OFCCP Audits, Mitigate Risk

Many companies dread hearing that they’re being audited. After all, the audit process can eat up days of your time and can be very stressful. Thankfully, choosing a system such as ATS OnDemand can help you streamline and manage your recruiting process while helping you stay on top of record keeping tasks. An ATS can also help contractors and subcontractors to:

  • Reach diverse candidates. ATS OnDemand facilitates cross posting to job boards like Job Central so that you can reach the maximum number of candidates possible.
  • Target underrepresented minorities for positions. ATS OnDemand includes the ability to post your job links to any organization or website so that you can reach out to veterans, disabled individuals and minorities with ease.
  • Track positions with ease. As a federal contractor, you must meet certain requirements when it comes to job postings, recruitment efforts, candidate history and interviews. An ATS system will keep all of this data in a central file so that you have it on hand in case of an audit.
  • Track candidates with ease. You can track individual candidates on ATS OnDemand just as accurately as you can track job postings. Information about where candidates are in the process, whether or not they meet position requirements, EEO information and essential background information can be pulled up without any fuss.

Increasing the reach of your postings, hiring from minority groups, tracking recruitment efforts and keeping detailed files on job candidates are great ways to stay in compliance with EEO regulations and prepare yourself in case of an OFCCP audit. Remember that an ATS can take much of the worry out of compliance by helping you keep accurate records and meet recruitment goals. However, it’s important to remember that ATS OnDemand can offer so much more than just detailed records in case of an audit. This efficient system can also help to streamline your processes, find talent faster, and give your business a competitive advantage.