2021 Talent Acquisition Compliance Summit

Our TA Summit is open to both members and nonmembers. CWC’s TA Compliance Summit covers the latest legal and regulatory compliance requirements affecting employer recruitment and selection practices. The Summit engages recruiters, talent acquisition managers, compliance practitioners, and in-house employment counsel in both “real” and “virtual” conversations on practical strategies for managing TA compliance and risk.
When
10/6/2021 10:00 AM - 10/7/2021 5:00 PM
Where
Online

Program

   

Wednesday, 06 October 2021

 
This back-to-basics session is a must-attend event for all first-time TACS attendees and a valuable refresher for even the most experienced TA professional, compliance practitioner, and in-house employment lawyer. During this fast-paced overview, our staff introduce and define all of the key terms related to TA compliance, from affirmative action to underutilization, including: Job seekers, applicants, candidates, and internet applicants; basic, minimum, and preferred qualifications; affirmative action, diversity, and equal employment opportunity; recruitment and selection “Protected” groups, and diverse candidate slates; underutilization, hiring goals, and benchmarks; job listing, job posting, requisitions, and recordkeeping; steering, statistical significance, step analyses, and adverse impact; and much more. Bring your questions, we’ll have the answers.
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM

OFCCP’s Internet Applicant Rule is the single most important component of the overall TA compliance and risk management framework for federal contractors. And even employers that don’t hold federal contracts can learn from, and apply, its core principles to more effectively manage their TA risks. This session will feature a straightforward overview of the Internet Applicant Rule and explain how each of its four elements can help TA professionals better manage both compliance and risk.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

Carefully crafted prescreening questions, and thoughtfully designed workflows around them, can go a long way in solving the common problem of getting too many resumes from job seekers who aren’t qualified for or interested in the position you’re trying to fill. This session will explore real-world prescreening techniques that significantly reduce both burden and risk, and offer practical guidance for TA professionals to effectively manage the process, rather than letting the process manage them.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Like it or not, government agencies such as the EEOC and OFCCP increasingly turn to statistics (and sometimes only to statistics) to support allegations of noncompliance or systemic hiring discrimination. This session will examine the statistical tactics adversaries often use to challenge the fairness of an employer’s recruitment and selection decisions and offer practical suggestions for building stronger data and statistical defenses to these challenges. No calculators or math skills required.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Wrestling with a specific ATS or CRM implementation, integration, or compliance issue? Bring your platform-specific questions, problems, and challenges to our interactive open forum breakout sessions and learn how your peers are solving them. Separate virtual breakout rooms will be available for each major ATS and CRM platform.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

Thursday, 07 October 2021

 
OFCCP’s Internet Applicant Rule requires federal contractors to keep certain records whenever they search internal or external résumé databases. But do all résumé database searches trigger these special recordkeeping requirements? And does LinkedIn qualify as a “résumé database” when talent acquisition professionals use it to identify potential recruits? This session will lay out all of the key ground rules that apply to résumé database searches and answer some of the trickier questions about modern-day social media recruiting practices.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM

Running a meaningful analysis of TA data – whether to assess compliance risk, measure D&I results, or evaluate overall TA performance – almost always requires knowing the answers to three key questions: What happened to each job seeker? At what stage of the process? And why? Dispositions usually provide the answers to these questions, sometimes for the better, but often for the worse. This session will explain how real-world dispositions make or break an employer’s TA analysis and offer practical suggestions for tightening up the “menu” of available dispositions to make them more useful and effective.
Time
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
11:15 AM

Have you ever managed a “parent-child,” “evergreen,” “hub,” or “multiple-selection” requisition? Does your organization use temp-to-hire or executive search arrangements? If so, you know the challenges that these “atypical” selection procedures sometimes present to effective compliance, risk management, and D&I efforts. This session will examine the unique challenges presented by these atypical recruitment and selection practices and offer practical suggestions for effectively managing them.
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM

When it comes to compliance, recruiters often point out that compliance practitioners and attorneys aren’t the ones who have to use the ATS platform to fill open positions. But compliance practitioners and attorneys do have to rely on the platform’s output to defend the organization’s recruitment and selection decisions, often in the presence of an aggressive workplace regulator, and sometimes before a judge or jury. This session will display, dissect, and describe an effective ATS extract, revealing how what goes into the platform affects the usability and strength of what comes out.
Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
2:15 PM

Standard “adverse impact” analyses of applicant and hire data can tell you only so much about how TA decisions influence an organization’s compliance, D&I, and risk. This session will move beyond these routine analyses by examining some of the more sophisticated ways employers can measure the compliance and diversity-related outcomes of their recruitment and selection practices, and the effects they have on an organization’s broader compliance, risk management, and diversity and inclusion goals.
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM

Our virtual summit wraps up with a “roundtable” discussion on how TA professionals, systems managers, and compliance and diversity practitioners are addressing today’s most pressing TA challenges. Our faculty tee-up general topics for participants to consider, and identify specific questions for discussion, including: What are the advantages and risks of event recruiting and same-day offers? Which artificial intelligence tools are being implemented with the most success? Are blind résumés helpful in reducing or eliminating early stage selection bias? How are employers managing RPO performance and compliance? Who can see what when it comes to job seeker and candidate demographics? What steps are employers taking to identify and address unconscious bias? What are the pitfalls when converting to a new ATS, and how can they be avoided? Come prepared to engage our faculty and fellow participants in this candid and confidential dialogue on TA compliance and risk management.
Time
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
4:45 PM

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