What is EEO?

Equal employment opportunity laws are a government-mandated set of civil rights protections against job discrimination based on gender, ethnicity, disability, age and other characteristics.


Many companies are now focused on their hiring and retention strategies to create a more diverse and inclusive work environment. The recruitment teams are making active efforts to overcome unconscious biases around hiring. However, it can be challenging to assess the efficacy of these strategies without data. 

We have introduced EEO reports in Freshteam for recruitment heads to - 

  • Get an overview of diversity in the historical and current candidate pipeline.

  • Trace patterns of rejection points for specific EEO groups

  • Identify irregularities in EEO group rejections and conduct root-cause analysis with further grouping-based reporting

  • Track veteran hiring tax incentive claims

Customizing EEO fields in the Application Form

You can add the EEO fields in the application form for all or specific jobs and ensure that the same is reflected across all platforms including career sites, social media sites, external job boards and 3rd party vendor pages. 

  • Go to the particular job dashboard and click on ‘View Job details

  • Click on ‘Application Form’ to view the pop-up menu for customising the application form

  • You would see the EEO fields such as gender, veteran status, disability and ethnicity in the suggested fields menu and can add the necessary fields.

  • You can customize the options in the EEO drop-down and add them to the external sites.

Managing Access for EEO Fields

NoteBy default, all employees with admin and account admin roles will have access to EEO fields. You can additionally provide access to other users based on requirements.

Since this includes sensitive information, you can judiciously choose to extend the EEO privilege to other user profiles. You can add the ability to view EEO fields for specific roles.

  • Click on the settings icon in the left-hand navigation ribbon to open up the settings menu

  • Click on the ‘ Manage roles’ link in ‘general settings’ within the first fold.

  • The page that comes up shows a list of available roles for your firm and you can manually select the roles  where you would like to enable EEO fields

  • Select the specific role to open up the user access settings

  • Select ( de-select to remove ) the ‘View EEO Fields’ option in the candidate access settings.

EEO Reports

Based on the current market trends, Freshteam has the following EEO groups ( fields ) - 

  • Gender

  • Veteran Status

  • Ethnicity

  • Disability

Viewing EEO Graphs and Reports

Users with EEO privilege should be able to view EEO-related curated reports. To view and manage the EEO reports,
  • Click on the ‘Reports’ icon on the left-hand vertical ribbon and select ‘Analytics’.

  • Search for the Candidates EEO report 

  • You will find four tabs in the bottom navigation bar - one for each EEO group and you can choose the relevant tab

  • Once you select an EEO category say ‘ Gender ‘, you would be able to view the curated dashboard.

The 4 reports include those based on Gender, Veteran Status, Ethnicity and Disability Status

The dashboard would include reports such as - 

  • Total candidates 

  • Candidates hired 

  • Candidate pipeline segregated across hiring stages 

  • Candidates rejected 

  • Candidate rejected reasons

  • Candidate rejected reasons across each of the hiring stages


You could also drill down into individual graphs by clicking on the expand icon in the individual card for the graph.

Once you see the expanded graph, you can customize the graph style based on your preferences and also review the underlying data.

Editing EEO Graphs and Reports

To edit the EEO reporting dashboard, you should click on the ‘Viewing’ button on the top right and switch to ‘Editing’ mode. If you have the corresponding privilege, you would be able to edit the EEO reports.

Adding new reports

  • You can add new reports by clicking on the ‘ + ‘ icon in the right vertical navigation menu. 

  • The sub-menu opens up and you can either create a new report, use an existing report or leverage one of the templates based on the requirement.

Adding filters to reports

  • You can add filters in the report for further drill-down analysis. Select the second ‘filter’ icon in the right navigation ribbon.

Editing report style

  • You can click on the ‘style’ icon on the right-side navigation menu. This opens up the styling widget for you to customize the reports

Exporting the dashboard and individual graphs

  • On the EEO dashboard, click on the export option and you can select one or more EEO tabs for export. The reports would be downloaded in PDF format.

  • For individual graphs, you can click on the export icon and download the report in your preferred format from CSV or PDF.

Schedule and present the dashboard

You can present your report directly from the system. You can also choose to schedule the report at a certain frequency - daily, weekly or monthly and get it emailed to your inbox.

NoteThe report shows data for the last 12 months by default. If you need to change the period, Please create a new report by cloning the curated report, going to report level filters, and changing the date range.

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