The federal government recently extended tax credits for businesses that choose to hire veterans, offering breaks between $2,400 and $9,600 for hiring Returning Heroes or Wounded Warriors to fill open company positions. These tax credits are offered as part of the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. When you hire veterans, you can rest assured knowing that you’re hiring individuals who have leadership experience, can perform under pressure, have demonstrated a high level of integrity and have an excellent work ethic. Using an applicant tracking system (ATS) can help your company capture valuable EEO information during the application process and run valuable EEO reports based on your existing candidate pool.
There are many reasons for a business to focus on veteran recruitment. Perhaps you want to hire individuals who have already received high-level training in a particular skill area. Maybe you are interested in recognizing the service of veterans while taking advantage of tax credits that can help your business grow. The ATS OnDemand team will host and manage your careers page and help you advertise that you support veteran recruitment so that you can attract those vets who are looking for jobs while tracking EEO data more efficiently.
Of course, it’s not mandatory that job candidates provide you with EEO data. However, encouraging them to do so via your online job applications and job listings is a great way to identify veterans who have applied for open positions. You may want to research job boards designed for vets or talk to community veteran’s groups in order to increase exposure for your job listings. Vets are generally proud of their service and will be happy to list their military experience on their job applications.
Collecting and analyzing EEO data can be daunting for even the most experienced HR professionals. Using ATS OnDemand provides an easy way for you to keep track of candidates while boosting hiring success. Using OnDemand, you’ll be able to sort through EEO data to identify veterans who have applied for jobs at your company. You’ll be able to create searches for these candidates and can keep them in your database for future job openings.
ATS OnDemand can also help you meet the burden of Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) reporting. You’ll be able to aggregate data and run these essential reports at the click of a button. By deploying these powerful tools in your company, you’ll enjoy the benefits of hiring qualified veterans while maximizing your recruitment dollar.