Ensuring compliance with EEOC standards is critical to many businesses.
To help make these questionnaires easier for candidates to answer, we've built a way to include these questions during the application process!
Note: This is currently only rolled out for candidates who apply via the Hosted Career Site (or job URLs), as well as folks who apply on the Jobs Widget (from your own site).
What is it?
The EEOC questionnaire collects information regarding diversity, disability and other protected statuses for your candidates. Some US companies are required to report on this information.
Candidates can voluntarily answer these questions, and their answers report to the EEOC and OFCCP reports.
Previously this questionnaire could only be attached to candidate messages. We've now also included this as an option on the application form. This will increase the rate of reply, and decrease the work on candidates - having to follow up on an email message.
How do I use it?
When you're ready to switch to using the application form EEOC questionnaire, all you have to do is toggle it on in the opening details page.
This needs to be done for each opening that you wish to have this turned on for.
Once it is on, the candidate will be presented with the EEOC questions after they finish the application form.
As required by law, the questions are fully voluntary, and the candidate can skip or exit without submitting them if they wish.
If this is on, will all applicants see the EEOC form?
Any applicant who applies via your application form will see these questions.
Candidates can be added to the system through other methods such as: bulk or single uploads, email forwards, employee referrals or the external agency portals. Since these folks didn't fill out the application form, they will not be presented with the EEOC form.
Can I just build these into the custom application form?
No. The EEOC form has specific, required, legal language displayed with the questions. In addition, it is required that these questions be optional and the data be stored in a manner that reduces bias during the hiring process.
If these questions are built into the custom application form directly (instead of using this new feature) the answers will then display in the candidates profile, during the hiring process, instead of routing to the EEOC/OFCCP reporting.
What if I have more questions?
You can read more about EEOC questionnaires and reporting by clicking here.
And as always, feel free to reach out to us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Chelsea @ Recruiterbox
P.S. How do you feel about this update? We'd love to hear your opinion below!