What are the advantages and disadvantages of maintaining an applicant log?

Keeping all submitted resumes can be a good defense against charges of discrimination but keeping a separate log just increases paperwork. To stay legal, all applicants/resumes must be logged. A large company that keeps a log of qualified applicants for future consideration must take measures to assure there are no indications of discrimination as to sex, religion, age …etc. Some companies can find themselves under court order to keep logs of applicants after losing a discrimination case. There have been cases in the past where applicant logs have been used to promote illegal discrimination.


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A note about HR laws:
Laws concerning employee treatment, benefits, hiring and firing…etc are multi-level. What this means is that there are Federal laws, state laws and sometimes local regulations that have jurisdiction over an employee. The information presented here should not be considered legal advice. Ultimately, employers with serious legal questions should consult local attorneys with expertise in worker relations.
The questions and answers presented here are based on research and data from internet sources and should not be considered the final word.

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