Affirmity Expands Reach of Affirmative Action Software via Circa Partnership

Affirmity’s AAPlanner software helps businesses with fewer than 5,000 employees via new reseller relationship.

IRVING, TX—4 March 2021—Affirmity, a market leader in workplace compliance, diversity, and inclusion software and consulting solutions, has welcomed Milwaukee-based Circa to its portfolio of partnerships. This strategic partnership gives Circa the ability to provide Affirmity’s web-based AAPlanner® software under the name ‘Circa AAP by Affirmity’ to its direct clients. Distributing the affirmative action plan automation software through Circa to a new stream of federal contractors with fewer than 5,000 employees allows Affirmity to cement its status as a leading solution provider for organizations of all sizes.

Federal contractors of this size can struggle with affirmative action plan (AAP) production: the OFCCP estimates that it can take nearly 200 labor hours to produce and maintain a compliant AAP. AAPlanner provides an easy-to-use solution that prepares 100% technically compliant, audit-ready AAPs. Through easy-to-follow workflows, the software allows compliance teams to define weighting scenarios, availability sources, statistical tests, placement goals, and incumbency versus availability measures.

With this year’s annual AAP certification proposals reaching their final approval stage, federal contractors across the country need to be ready to certify that they have prepared AAPs. They also need to be ready to submit them if they are selected by the OFCCP for auditing. A software solution, like Affirmity’s AAPlanner greatly streamlines plan development and ensures plans are compliant with OFCCP requirements.

Said Bruce Kile, co-Managing Director at Affirmity: “Circa has a great reputation in the workforce compliance field providing OFCCP compliance management and recruiting technology solutions needed to build high-performing, diverse teams. Our software technology will help Circa round out its compliance offerings with affirmative action planning software, providing its customers a one-stop-shop for OFCCP compliance management.”

Said Patrick Sheahan, CEO of Circa: “Circa’s goal is to elevate and innovate compliance and diversity technology solutions to better serve the workforce. Partnerships with companies like Affirmity not only help federal contractors navigate the growing complexity of OFCCP compliance requirements but also create greater synergies for change while mitigating barriers to equal opportunity employment. By offering Affirmity’s web-based AAP software, we are able to simplify AAP development for our customers and ensure companies are 100% compliant and audit-ready.”

For more information about AAPlanner, please see the affirmative action plan automation software page.


About Affirmity

Affirmity, a part of Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), provides a robust portfolio of software, services and training solutions that help customers minimize risk and experience the positive impacts of affirmative action and diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Drawing on more than 45 years of experience, its software and team of experts’ guide diversity, HR, and compliance teams to easily analyze diversity across the organization, establish targets, identify gaps and insights into causes, and track progress over time. Affirmity serves more than 1,100 organizations—including global corporations, mid-sized organizations, and small businesses.

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About Circa

Circa is a catalyst for 21st-century companies to build high-performing diverse teams based on research that shows companies want to shift from diversity as a program to diversity as a business strategy. The companies’ robust portfolio of software solutions and unparalleled industry expertise give employers the tools and knowledge they need to radically change how they approach talent acquisition and management. The company was founded in 1994, has 5000+ customers, 15,500 community partner relationships and in 2020 posted 5M+ jobs through its network of 600+ online employment websites.

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