The 33rd Annual Industry Liaison Group National Conference has officially come to a close.  For four days, conference attendees attended a multitude of sessions providing insight and guidance on the latest EEO and Affirmative Action trends.

Highlights of the conference began with Director Patricia Shiu’s opening remarks as well as the EEOC and OFCCP joint presentation discussion pay discrimination.  In the days that followed, practitioners and vendors continued to educate conference-goers on several “hot button” topics, which included:

  • Applicant tracking
  • Recruitment
  • Compensation
  • Disability and Veteran Outreach
  • Steering
  • LGBT

The conference concluded with a panel of prominent industry experts, including Jackson Lewis’ own Mickey Silberman, who provided their views on key takeaways from the conference.  This always entertaining session touched on the topics highlighted above and was followed by a David Letterman style rundown of the Top 10 Things Overheard at the conference.

From the insights provided by the panel, and comments overheard during the conference, it is apparent companies doing business with the federal government, and particularly those responsible for compliance, have a lot on their plates.  As always, this year’s ILG National conference was a great way for these individuals to network and benchmark with their EEO colleagues about the ever-expanding compliance obligations, and even have a little fun along the way.