Is Your Current Job Applicant Tracking System Compliant with Today’s Standards?

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Employers today have a responsibility to protect their most vulnerable job applicants and ensure that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds receive equal opportunities. While the ethical and legal obligations placed on hiring managers can be complex and vary widely across jurisdictions, falling short can be costly – both monetarily and in terms of damage to brand reputation.

Ready ATS positions employers for success on these issues by closely tracking domestic and international regulations for posting and filling job openings and delivering software solutions that exceed these standards. Ready ATS provides employers with certainty that their job openings are being shared in ways that level the playing field for all respondents, and that any data they share in the process will be secure and confidential. Below are some of the ways Ready ATS can help your firm meet the challenges.

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OFCCP and EEO Compliance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) launched a Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE) initiative in 2022 to reimagine hiring practices to advance equal employment opportunity. The goal of the initiative is to identify innovative and evidence-based practices that will help workers access good jobs and help employers utilize the talent across America’s workforce.

Ready ATS and its affiliated companies have adopted the latest EEOC and OFCCP guidelines, allowing job applicants to voluntarily disclose their gender and ethnicity on our career pages. This information is compiled for reporting purposes and can be easily submitted to the government for auditing purposes. We are committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and embracing innovative hiring practices that benefit both workers and employers.

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WCAG Web Design Standards

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 compliance is the benchmark for inclusive design. The goal of the guidelines is to make websites and digital content more accessible for people with disabilities such as blindness and color-blindness, hearing impairments, movement limitations, and photosensitivity. WCAG provides parameters for making content more usable on all devices, including desktops, laptops, tablets and cell phones.

Ready ATS and its family of companies have implemented this standard on all of its career pages to ensure that individuals with disabilities have an equal opportunity to apply for job opportunities. This includes features such as a strong contrast between text and background, keyboard-only navigation, and features to accommodate specific needs, such as assistive technology and screen readers.

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GDPR: Protecting Data and Privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a key European Union (EU) standard for data protection and privacy, requiring data controllers to implement technical and organizational measures to secure collected data. Enacted in 2018, it synthesized the patchwork quilt of regulations that existed from nation to nation, taking some of the best elements from the batch to create one cohesive system.

Ready ATS and its parent companies strongly believe that this standard will be adopted by many countries in the near future and serve as the international framework for data security. We have already adopted this framework, giving users the ability to review and delete their information as needed. Additionally, we have partnered with EU legal experts to stay informed on any changes and ensure compliance with this standard.

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Expectations have never been higher for employers not only to safeguard sensitive data stored by third-party systems but to conduct inclusive, fair recruitment processes that attract the most diverse range of candidates possible. Go above and beyond by building your workforce with the help of Ready ATS.


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