Webinar Archives

Webinar Archives

April 19, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
There are a variety of useful metrics related to the evaluation of diversity and inclusion outcomes. One particularly informative and underused metric relates to the amount of time it takes for critical employment outcomes to happen. Timing analysis can identify critical barriers to achieving diversity goals related to a wide variety of employee outcomes, including time to promotion, eligibility, voluntary turnover, merit increase, profit sharing, and entry into leadership development training. Speakers will (1) describe a variety of research questions that can be explored using the survival analysis approach to measuring the duration of time to an outcome or event, (2) share how this approach works, (3) exemplify scenarios where it can be instrumental in identifying potential diversity gaps in the workplace, and (4) provide sample output and interpret results. This webinar will provide you with a unique perspective on diversity measurements that can be explored to drive diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace. Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors and law firms.
April 5, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join DCI’s David Cohen and Joanna Colosimo on April 5th, 2017 at 2 pm EDT for a 30-minute complimentary webinar to review and discuss the UK’s mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirements.
March 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Big data is becoming increasingly important in the employment arena as businesses and consulting firms seek to use various sources of information about candidates to make more informed employment decisions. This wealth of available unstructured data presents a multitude of opportunities for valuable insights, but it also creates new questions and EEO risks. We will address these issues by discussing new uses of big data and the associated hazards. This webinar will provide clients with the tools they need to weigh the pros and cons of big data usage in the context of employee selection.
Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors, and law firms.
February 15, 2017 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Calling all new federal contractors! Join us for this complimentary webinar and allow our EEO compliance experts to guide you through what to expect during your first 120 days under the jurisdiction of OFCCP. Specifically hosted for new federal contractors and existing contractors looking for a refresher on their EEO obligations, this discussion will cover affirmative action and nondiscrimination requirements, applicant tracking and recordkeeping considerations, and OFCCP enforcement tips to ensure your compliance success. Topics to be discussed include: Affirmative action and nondiscrimination requirements under OFCCP jurisdiction
Prioritizing key compliance deadlines
Applicant tracking & recordkeeping recommendations
What to expect during an OFCCP audit
Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors and law firms
November 16, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
In this final webinar of the year, presenters will sum up the OFCCP enforcement activity from fiscal year 2016. Tune in to receive a summary of noteworthy settlements and trends, as well as new developments to prepare for in the New Year.
Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors and law firms.
October 12, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Since rescinding the Standards and Guidelines and issuing Directive 307, OFCCP has been exploring novel theories of discrimination and applying unusual analytic strategies in its investigations. The past two years of OFCCP audits, in particular, to which DCI has been exposed have illuminated the agency’s perspective on what types of data aggregation and analytic strategies are consistent with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Respectfully, DCI strongly disagrees with OFCCP’s apparent approach to investigating potential compensation discrimination in such matters. In this webinar, we highlight some of the most problematic ‘myths’ of compensation analyses to which we have seen OFCCP subscribe.
  • All forms of compensation (base pay, bonuses, overtime, etc.) can be combined into ‘total compensation’ and effectively analyzed using a single pay model.
  • Different groups of similarly situated employees can be grouped together (i.e., aggregated) and effectively analyzed.
  • A pay factor that correlates with protected group status is ‘tainted.’
  • A statistical disparity in an aggregation of similarly situated employee groups (SSEGs) forming a pay analysis group (PAG) indicates that there are unexplained differences between protected classes in each SSEG forming the PAG.

  • Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors and law firms.
September 14, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Big Data and the data science revolution are cutting edge topics in the world of work. Big Data methods have particularly interesting applications in human resource management contexts, where large preexisting databases may house an infinite amount of information related to employees and applicants. Big data applications are already in practice as they relate to recruitment and selection, and the verdict may still be out on their utility and risk. This webinar will focus on:
  • Defining what big data Means;
  • Describing real world examples of big data in the context of recruiting and employee selection;
  • Considering job-relatedness, adverse impact, and broader conceptualizations of equal employment opportunity.
August 10, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Summary: Employment interviews are a common part of the selection process across a wide variety of jobs. Just as with any other kind of selection procedure, interviews are susceptible to legal scrutiny, and not all interviews are created equal in terms of how well they can hold up to these challenges. The professional literature and our own practical experiences point to structured interviews supported by job analysis research as both the most defensible and most effective type of interview. In this webinar, we explain the basics of these interviews so that you can learn how your own interviews compare to best practices. Topics covered include:
  • Elements of interview structure
  • Legal challenges: what they look for and how to defend
  • Applicant reactions and other practical considerations
July 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Potential compliance challenges and risks may arise from the relationship between talent acquisition and third-party staffing agencies. However, if you are a federal contractor, making sure that the staffing agency is in compliance with EEO/AA regulations may just fall on you! Attend this webinar to gain some insight on the obligations of contractors and how they may differ depending on the type of referral received from the staffing agency, including: (1) contract temp; (2) temporary employee; (3) full-time or part-time employee, and (4) executive-level employee. This webinar will explore the following for each type of relationship:
  • Compliance overview
  • Recordkeeping responsibilities
  • Analytical and monitoring requirements
  • Practical recommendations
July 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Registration coming soon! Please note: this complimentary webinar is reserved for DCI clients, federal contractors and law firms.
June 8, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
The revised OFCCP scheduling letter mandates submission of significant and detailed employee-level compensation data with the desk audit submission.  Contractors must develop compliance strategies for the submission of compensation data.  This webinar will cover:
  • OFCCP audit trends in light of the new scheduling letter and Item 19
  • Strategies to evaluate forms of compensation beyond base (bonus, incentive, commission, etc.).
May 11, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Attend this webinar to find out the 2016 survey results of employee self-identification rates. Data will be collected from contractors regarding both disability and protected veteran status. Information will be shared on:
  • Industry benchmarks, trends, and other considerations shared by participants,
  • Survey results with updated analytics – including different ways to measure employee participation, and
  • What this means for federal contractors.
April 13, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Join our experts for a discussion of strategies and best practices for assessing organizational efforts in outreach and recruitment of protected groups (e.g., females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans). The presenters will offer guidance and recommendations on topics including:
  • Methods and criteria for conducting a meaningful assessment
  • Factors to consider based on organizational resources and goals
  • Strategies for improving outreach effectiveness using assessment results
March 9, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
This webinar will review the implementation challenges and milestones associated with the revised Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations. Discussion will focus on the following topics:
  • Review of implementation milestones reached in the 2nd year of the revisions
  • Updated guidance for ensuring compliance with the regulations
  • Implementation challenges faced by contractors
  • Identification of potential OFCCP enforcement priorities in this area
February 10, 2016 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Recent revisions to the Section 503 and VEVRAA regulations translate into additional compliance requirements not only for Federal supply and service contractors but for federal construction contractors as well. Could even more changes be coming for the Federal construction contractor community?  Strap on your hard hats, and allow us to bring you up to speed on the latest EEO updates and trends especially relevant to the construction industry. Topics included in this webinar:
  • Overview of the Federal construction contractor audit process
  • Recent trends and OFCCP settlements in the construction industry
  • Update on the expected Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise construction requirements under EO 11246
November 18, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join our experts for a webinar reviewing OFCCP audit and enforcement trends from 2015.  The presenters will provide a reflective review of the year, and include:
  • Inside tips and strategies from DCI staff on OFCCP audit experiences
  • A look back on OFCCP Conciliation Agreements, settlements, and decisions
  • A review of common violations and up-to-date emerging developments
October 14, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tune in to this Webinar Wednesday for a discussion of the benefits of such systems, which include:
  • Fair selection of a suitable workforce that is unlikely to leave the organization
  • Elimination of pattern-or-practice claims of discrimination
  • Defense against adverse impact claims of discrimination
  • Elimination of OFCCP “steering” claims
September 9, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This introduction into employee selection will address key questions such as “What is employee selection?” and “When can you run into challenges – both operationally and legally?” The goal is to provide listeners with a high-level overview of this topic area and identify important areas of consideration. This webinar will cover the following areas, among others:
  • Industry standards and professional guidelines
  • Types of selection tools available
  • EEO Risks associated with employee selection
  • Recent relevant court cases
  • Best practices and fatal flaws
August 12, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This webinar will address compensation under the scheduling letter, which was revised in late 2014. We’ll go over the new requirements in item 19 and what you need to know to be prepared. Presenters will provide an overview of:
  • Proactive preparation
  • Common compensation requests in 2015
  • Advice on audit submissions and responses
July 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
President Obama’s Executive Order 13672, signed on July 21, 2014, amends Executive Order 11246 to prohibit contractors from discriminating on the basis sexual orientation and gender identity. Subsequently, the Department of Labor published a final rule that took effect on April 8, 2014. This webinar will cover what has changed with these new regulations and will tell you what you need to know to stay in compliance and provide equal opportunities to your LGBT employees and applicants.
  • What does EO 13672 require?
  • Who is covered?
  • What are LGBT and gender identity EEO best practices?
June 10, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This webinar segment will leave attendees with best practice processes to adopt in order to minimize risk of steering allegations. Presenters will provide clarifying information on the following questions:
  • What is steering and when will OFCCP suspect it?
  • Has OFCCP entered into any recent conciliation agreements with contractors and if so, what were the circumstances of the case?
  • How do contractors manage and minimize risk of steering allegations (e.g. refine current outreach and applicant processes)?
May 13, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Performance appraisal rating systems are important organizational tools, but the EEO risk presented by such systems is often overlooked. Common questions posed by clients include:
  • How can performance pose EEO risk? Isn’t performance just performance?
  • Aren’t all performance appraisal systems alike?
  • Does OFCCP care about performance?
  • How do we audit our performance appraisal system?
  • What can we do to minimize the EEO risk associated with a performance appraisal system?
This webinar provides the answers to these questions and more! We discuss performance ratings and how to properly analyze them to identify potential EEO risk, risky performance appraisal system characteristics, and best practices in setting up a defensible performance appraisal system.
April 8, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
This webinar will review the major changes associated with the Section 503 and VEVRAA revised regulations, one year after their effective date and therefore after all parts are in effect for all contractors. Discussion will focus on the following topics:
  • Review of required changes
  • Updated guidance for ensuring compliance with the regulations
  • A look forward to upcoming implementation milestones
  • Identification of potential OFCCP enforcement priorities in this area
March 11, 2015 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
The second installment on AAP urban legends will explore several longstanding myths surrounding adverse impact analysis. The following topics will be under the lens in an investigation of separating the facts from the fiction:
  • The Legend of the 1:1 Hiring Ratio in Applicant Analysis
  • The Legend the Traditional (“Total Minority”) Approach
  • The Legend of the Statistical Threshold (“2 or More Standard Deviations”)
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