How to Design and Implement a Strategic Applicant Tracking System

2017 Talent Management Conference & Exposition
Workplace Application: This session will provide an understanding of how to effectively develop and implement a strategic and compliant applicant tracking system.

Learn how companies can use the Internet Applicant Rule to develop a strategic and compliant applicant tracking system (ATS). This session will discuss how to effectively use screening questions and disposition codes, how and when to search for candidates, and how to deal with information storage. When set up properly, a well-developed ATS can protect you during OFCCP audits while still getting to the best candidates as quickly as possible. You will learn:

·         How to take the next step of developing and implementing an ATS that is not only compliant but strategically positions
           employers to prevail in OFCCP audits.

·         Ways to strategically use an ATS to get to the best candidates as quickly as possible.

·         Effective applicant tracking processes, including initial candidate searches, filters, screening questions and automated
           candidate experience or “ACE” candidates.

·         About hot topics like recruiting on social media, strategic dispositioning and overall record retention requirements.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30am to 11:45am

Lynn Clements


Lynn Clements is Director, Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates Inc. where she oversees all Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) compliance audits on behalf of Berkshire clients and serves as a strategic advisor regarding statutory, regulatory and legal developments in the areas of EEO and Affirmative Action.

She was formerly an Attorney in the Baltimore, Maryland office of Jackson Lewis P.C., focusing her practice on counseling and advising clients on complying with workplace laws, OFCCP and EEO compliance, disability leave management, management training.  She regularly represented employers before federal, state and local government agencies, including in large-scale systemic matters.

Prior to 2009, Clements served in several senior-level policy positions at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  Clements was a senior policy advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards Administration (ESA) at the DOL. Clements also served as the Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Policy Division of the OFCCP, where she oversaw all policy initiatives, including the OFCCP’s systemic discrimination and compensation audit protocols, and its implementation of the Internet applicant rule and online accessibility requirements.  From 2001-2006, Clements was a senior legal advisor to the Vice Chair and Legal Counsel of the EEOC where she advised agency officials on high-profile policy and enforcement actions, including the agency’s systemic discrimination initiative.  Clements is a regular presenter of management and employee training at all levels of organizations and has testified before Congress regarding EEO issues.

Michelle Duncan


Michelle Duncan is a Principal in the Denver, Colorado, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice is focused on representing employers in affirmative action and employment discrimination matters before OFCCP.

Ms. Duncan joined the firm after working for nearly fourteen years as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor. She served in the National Office in Washington, D.C., as well as in the Dallas and Denver Regional Offices. As a senior trial attorney, Ms. Duncan litigated some of the Labor Department’s most complex cases.

During her tenure with the U.S. Department of Labor, Ms. Duncan was widely regarded as a leading expert on OFCCP litigation. She litigated numerous OFCCP cases and provided ongoing counsel to high-level OFCCP officials. In addition, Ms. Duncan routinely provided legal and enforcement training on a national level to both OFCCP enforcement personnel and other attorneys in the Office of the Solicitor. This unique experience enables her to provide both strategic and practical advice to Jackson Lewis clients with government contracts.

Michigan 1, East Tower, Concourse Level
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