In theory, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) gives companies the ability to pass human recruiting tasks on to automated tools. Not only does this delegate the prescreening process to a robot, it can also prevent would-be candidates from even becoming applicants. This...
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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is a division of the U.S. Department of Labor. If you have a government contract, you’re likely already familiar with it. Its role is to ensure that employers who work with the government are compliant with laws against discrimination; its purpose is to protect employees, or potential employees, from being excluded from being hired or receiving raises based on things like race, color, religion, gender, and age.
For many applicants, today’s online application process is the black hole of the job search. Candidates wade through a bureaucratic employment portal that requires a login, a resume upload, and redundant manual entry of the same data already found on the CV. Often, these portals have technical problems that cause hiccups in the application process. If you do make it through, the automated system may discard you immediately because you don’t have enough keywords to fit the job.
This is exactly why 60% of applicants abandon their applications. The modern labor market is impatient with the time and energy it takes to apply online, and most often – or never – hear anything back at all.
As an employer, you’re probably more than familiar with the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). You may be a bit less familiar with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), which governs employers with government contracts. Being compliant with the OFCCP means that your hiring practices are up to established standards from the very beginning, which means starting with the correct job postings.