Online Applicant Management software is changing the way HR functions just as PCs and accounting software revolutionized the way businesses handled financial operations 25 years ago. For over 15 years, CRI has been providing Applicant Management Systems that take applications online and automatically screen candidates for qualifications while maintaining compliance with EEOC and OFCCP requirements.
Quality Applicant Management software does far more than simply track applicants. There are many vendors providing applicant tracking systems that collect resumes from postings on job boards and other sources, and some offer the additional ability to minimally screen applicants for qualifications.
For most employers, however, this level of service from an applicant tracking system is inadequate. Since many employers must be EEOC and/or OFCCP compliant, differentiating applicants from job seekers and retaining a record of the differentiation process for every job seeker is critical for compliance. A quality Applicant Management System provides the differentiation process and records the required data for each job seeker/applicant.
There are two basic reasons for an employer to invest in Applicant Management software:
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Employers with 15 or more employees or those with government contracts or providing products/services to another organization with a government contract are required to keep an Applicant Log showing specific data for every job seeker/applicant. The Applicant Log must track the disposition of the job seeker/applicant through each step of the employer's selection process. The employer must be able to provide a hard copy of the Applicant Log in the format required by the EEOC or OFCCP. A quality Applicant Management System provides the functionality necessary for an employer to meet the Applicant Log requirement.
In addition to the Applicant Log, effective Applicant Management software collects and retains the data required for EEO-1 reporting, as well as all applicant information for each job opening and location of the employer in the event of an OFCCP audit. Separately, the AMS should provide the employer with the tools needed to monitor the selection process for possible discrimination.
If your organization must be EEOC or OFCCP compliant, don't allow yourself to be duped into purchasing an off-the-shelf Applicant Management System that doesn’t meet your needs. There are systems available that provide basic applicant tracking features, but they cannot be tailored to specifically address an employer’s unique recruiting and selection process. The Applicant Logs required by the OFCCP and EEOC must reflect the employer's entire selection process and any Applicant Management software utilized by the employer must capture the exact process in its entirety.
CRI specializes in web-based Applicant Management Systems designed to meet an employer's specific needs. The CRI Applicant Management System provides economy, automation, productivity enhancement and compliance in one tool. The CRI Applicant Management System acts as a data funnel for the employer's selection process:
The CRI Applicant Management System yields:
If you are considering Applicant Management software, you owe it to yourself to contact CRI for a demo of the CRI Applicant Management System. To request a free demo or learn more from an expert thoroughly knowledgeable in EEOC and OFCCP compliance, contact: