Posts By Joel Passen

Choosing an Applicant Tracking System to Insure OFCCP Compliance

Tips for choosing an applicant tracking system to promote OFCCP compliance OFCCP regulations are specifically for companies with federal contracts but it’s the responsibility of every US employer to avoid employment discrimination. In today’s connected world where applicants can easily apply to job openings with a few mouse clicks, using a spreadsheet to track complianceRead… Read more »

3 things you must do to improve your recruiting program this year

As a part of our blog series “HR and Recruiters the New Marketers“, I want to share practical ways HR and recruiting professionals can put real marketing concepts to work to improve corporate recruiting programs right now. Now, I am not advising everyone to run out and spend tens of thousands of dollars on full-blownRead… Read more »

Alabama Employers: How does the latest legislation impact your Affirmative Action and OFCCP requirements?

Alabama Employers: How does the latest legislation impact your Affirmative Action and OFCCP requirements? Attend a regional seminar led by National and Regional experts regarding the often challenging and confusing AA / EEO / OFCCP requirements. Participants will receive 3 hours of CE credit for your PHR or SPHR certification Wednesday, November 2, 2011 1:00Read… Read more »

Ten Questions to Tell if You’re Ready to Switch Applicant Tracking Software Solutions

Applicant tracking software is the perfect example of extremes. Many of us know (from experience) that you either love your ATS or you hate it and want to get rid of it now. But we’re just trapped, we use what our executives gave us, or we inherited something from the HR manager that is nowRead… Read more »

New from Newton Software: Automated Job Approval

Automated Job Approval features aren’t an original idea. We just thought it was about time that we improve the requisition approval process. We’re thrilled to announce the newest release of Newton Software, Automated Job Approval. This is the most recent addition to our popular corporate applicant tracking software. This is a feature that we’ve beenRead… Read more »

EEO/OFCCP Compliance: The Elephant in the Human Resource Department

Why are employers, HR Departments and recruiting software engineers so concerned with EEO/OFCCP compliance data? And why is everyone making such a big deal about it? They’ve done their research. They know that in 2009 the EEOC reported that 93,277 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the agency. That’s an average of nearly 256 claimsRead… Read more »

How to Choose Recruiting Software to Ensure OFCCP Compliance

Starting May 2006, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has been enforcing a monumental ruling that set specific regulations on the collection, storage and reporting of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) data for Internet applicants. It also defines Internet applicants, identifies electronic data collection methods, creates basic qualification standards and establishes record keeping requirementsRead… Read more »

Is Social Recruiting a Growing Hotbed for OFCCP Claims? recently published a very informative article titled “Social Networks: A New Hotbed for Hiring Discrimination Claims.” The article gives a comprehensive perspective into the world of corporate recruiting, particularly how recruiters are using social networks more and more to evaluate potential hires. Social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter give recruiters and hiring managersRead… Read more »

Newton Software grows over 1000% in 2010, Moves Applicant Tracking Software to the Cloud

Newton, our popular applicant tracking software, joins leaders like Microsoft, IBM and Netflix in Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing environment. 2010 has been a banner year for Newton. We’ve added over 120 new customers and our revenue has grown by over 1000%. We’ve anticipated moving Newton, our popular applicant tracking software, to the cloud for aRead… Read more »

Gov Businesses: Recruit Smarter with Smart Applicant Tracking Software

Having run corporate recruiting programs for nearly 10 years, we began developing Newton in 2004 after becoming frustrated with existing commercial recruiting platforms. Until the advent of Newton, there wasn’t any recruiting technology that facilitated the fundamental activity key to all recruiting programs: decisions making. Sure, we wanted something that would make rolling out, rampingRead… Read more »