SmartSearch® applicant tracking software sponsors webinar on OFCCP compliance

OCEANSIDE, CA February 14, 2011 — Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS) the makers of SmartSearch®, an industry leading talent acquisition and applicant tracking system, partners with Cathleen Hampton, a human resources consultant and subject matter expert in the development and implementation of corporate policies and procedures for organizations subject to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and Affirmative Action regulations, to present a free 90-minute webinar Thursday, February 24, on what government contractors and recruiters need to know — and do — to support compliance in the hiring process. The program is eligible for 1.5 HRCI credits.

In 2011, the OFCCP is better funded, more sophisticated, and more motivated than ever to enforce affirmative action rules. Government contractors are well advised to be prepared for more audits and more settlements, as there will be an aggressive increase in the OFCCP’s affirmative action enforcement efforts. The webcast covers the definition of whether or not an organization is a “government contractor” according to the OFCCP, what it requires in terms of affirmative action and how to ensure compliance. Presented in an interactive format, the session also features a discussion of the OFCCP’s recently heightened enforcement efforts and how to avoid the most frequent compliance failures, as well as how to successfully handle an audit and implement a compliant, lawsuit-resistant program.

Initially presented in September of 2010, and back by popular demand, “Affirmative Action: OFCCP Steps Up Enforcement; What Government Contractors Need to Know and Do Now,” is the first in a series of best practices webcasts presented by SmartSearch® in 2011 in partnership with its clients that have proven expertise in specific talent acquisition, recruiting, and staffing areas. For details and to register visit

About the speaker: Cathleen Hampton is a professional HR consultant with over 25 years of experience, and a recognized expert in developing and implementing staffing and retention programs that include workforce planning and analysis, along with best-in-class HR technology, sourcing, recruiting and selection methods. She has been responsible for planning, development, and execution of comprehensive HR strategies for a wide range of client companies, and has broad experience with corporate policy development and program implementation including affirmative action programs and OFCCP compliance audits.

About SmartSearch®: Since 1986, Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. leads the way in the development and deployment of quality talent management and recruiting solutions. Having pioneered the field of resume-scanning-based recruiting solutions, APS is a recognized innovator in on-demand technology and recruitment data management. Its signature product, SmartSearch® , currently in its fifteenth release, serves over 165,000 users and 4.7 million job seekers worldwide. The SmartSearch® applicant tracking system features a full suite of tools to support Affirmative Action and Diversity recruiting, as well as EEO/OFCCP compliance reporting.

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