• How to Capitalize on Soaring Hiring Rates

    A report from LinkedIn in late Q4 showed that hiring stayed consistently strong in 2017 from 2016 — by over 10 percent. With intense hiring, especially in automotive, manufacturing (15.7 percent), oil and energy (30 percent), it’s important to invest in hiring practices that help companies maintain that trajectory for the upcoming year and beyond. ...
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  • Kick Off the New Year with a Healthy Workforce

    One of the biggest New Year’s Resolutions for individuals revolves around wellness. 21% of all Americans each year resolve to lose weight. The problem with this resolution is that it doesn’t look at overall wellness. The same is true when developing a workplace wellness plan. BirdDogHR wants to offer tangible tips for engaging employees in a ...
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  • Upgrade Your Company Culture in 2018

    Company culture has been a buzzword for many years. Every company has a culture, but it’s up to the company to determine whether it’s healthy or unhealthy, strong or weak and make the changes to improve it as needed. It doesn’t matter if a company is large or small. They can all develop the tools to improve in multiple areas, increase engagement ...
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    Three Simple Resolutions for Your Business

    Many New Year’s resolutions often revolve around losing weight or being healthier. All of these things tend to be isolated to the personal aspects of life, but many concepts can definitely be applied to your business. 2018 is the year to streamline your business practices and create an efficient environment for your employees and company culture ...
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  • OFCCP Compliance and Recruitment: What You Need to Know

    Eliminating gender, racial and ethnically-based discrimination in the workplace is a key priority for the OFCCP. All federal contractors are required to implement certain processes while recruiting new employees to ensure they are making good faith efforts with outreach to racial minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals of all ...
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  • How Employee Handbooks Help Companies of All Sizes

    While most employees go through some sort of new hire orientation where they learn the rules and policies of a company as well as the benefits that are offered, there are many small companies that do not have those policies written down for later reference. Small companies may believe that they don’t need to worry about the absence of a handbook, ...
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  • Building a Better Manufacturing Candidate Experience

    With the existing manufacturing skills gap and no sign of industry demand slowing over the next decade, companies need to get creative when it comes to recruiting and hiring skilled manufacturing workers. One of the techniques for doing this is crafting a structured candidate experience.
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  • Simple Changes to Ensure Greener Contracting

    In recent years, green construction has become a popular option as consumers and businesses alike become more and more aware of the needs of the planet. While it may not be realistic to change all of a company’s business practices overnight, it’s possible to make several small changes and still have a huge impact on the world we live in. Not only ...
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  • Training a New HR Member to Work in Construction

    Working in the HR department of a construction company is a different ball game, even for experts who have spent years in HR roles. As a construction manager, you know best the importance of equipping new team members with the information and skills they need to succeed — and onboarding new HR staff is no different. Here are a few ...
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  • How the Opioid Crisis Impacts the Construction Industry

    Though many were already aware, a White House declaration in late October highlighted that the opioid addiction epidemic is a public health crisis. While the visibility of the issue is helpful, it is also important to note which industries are hit hardest by substance abuse, how to manage a realistic drug testing policy and what to do if employees ...
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