• BirdDogHR 20th Anniversary

    2017 is a milestone year for BirdDogHR. Not only are we proudly celebrating our 20th year in business, we have added customer #1000 and are looking forward to innovations in our SaaS products and services offering and continuing to enhance customer success.
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  • How to Recruit for Retention

    Recruiting a new employee is a time consuming and important process. It’s also an expensive one. HR professionals estimate recruitment can rack up costs equalling between 15% to 30% of a position’s future salary. With the average hiring period lasting 10 to 12 weeks, and possible temporary staff having to be hired in the interim, recruitment is ...
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    Introducing Generation Z

    We’ve all just gotten comfortable with the idea of having millennials in the workplaces and their work ethic and habits. Now that they’re moving into management, it’s time to introduce the next generation — Generation Z. This year will be the first year they set foot in the workplace and in three years they will make up more than 20% of the total ...
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  • How to Attract Skilled Labor Employees

    It’s becoming increasingly challenging to recruit skilled labor employees, especially in the construction industry. A recent industry survey found that two-thirds of American contractors say it’s difficult to find qualified craft workers to join their team. In another report, 93% of professionals in the industry say they believe their business ...
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  • Things to Do Before 2017: Reflect on and Revise Goals

    With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start talking about New Year’s resolutions and business goals for 2017. But before you put 2016 behind you, take this time to reflect on the goals you made for 2016. Did you surpass them with grace or did you not quite make quota? Whatever the case, use your 2016 goals to help prepare for ...
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  • Benefits of Workplace Diversity

    The marketplace is dynamic and diverse. To keep up with it and remain profitable and successful, your work environment needs to possess those same qualities. Integrating employees from culturally diverse backgrounds empower your organization to progress alongside the market place. Unfortunately, many organizations aren’t aware of the benefits that ...
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  • Compliance Challenges in the Construction Industry

    Industry-Wide Challenges The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a leading construction organization that works to maintain a pulse on the construction industry nationwide. In their 2018 Member Outlook survey, one fourth of respondents stated they were concerned about growth of federal and state regulations.
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  • Tips of the Trades

    Recruiting isn’t easy but for employers in the skilled trades; it’s especially tricky.
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  • 5 Ways to Improve Giving Employee Feedback

    Giving specific and constructive feedback enables employees to stay on track and produce top quality work. Your employees want to know how they’re doing whether it’s good or bad. Feedback is a way to avoid misunderstandings, correct minor performance mishaps before they become a problem, and keep them engaged and working toward their goals. ...
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  • Collaborate. Centralize. Engage.

    Employees will spend hours a day researching information and sifting through emails to find exactly what their coworker had said to them in that one email about that project that started today. Sifting through old information disengages them from real work. Because when knowledge and information isn’t centralized and available for employees their ...
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