December 5, 2016

Diverse employees

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 come with a diverse workplace.

Three heads are better than one, but if all three have the same approach to problem solving are they really different? When diverse employees are hired, the workplace can continue to innovate and overcome obstacles faster because unique life experiences from each employee offer a different vantage point to the same problem. Having an inclusive workplace helps business avoid the cost of turnover and loss of productivity.

The first benefit of a diverse and inclusive workforce is lower turnover rates. According to the Center for American Progress, businesses that fail to foster inclusive workplaces see higher turnover rates than businesses that value a diverse workforce.

August 1, 2016

BirdDogHR VP Operations Michelle Stedman

At BirdDogHR we often contribute to third party websites to share our wisdom about complete talent management for the skilled trades industry. Read our blog post, Building a Diverse Workforce, on the YoungUpStarts blog to learn about diversity in the workplace. This blog was written by Michelle Stedman our Vice President of Operations and Talent Management Strategist. Michelle Stedman joined the BirdDogHR team in 2012 and leads the Professional Services, Product Development and Customer Care teams. Michelle’s multifaceted background in corporate recruiting and agency staffing gives her a unique perspective into developing professional services that help BirdDogHR customers achieve talent management success. A published author and frequent presenter, Michelle speaks to AGC of America and SHRM audiences across the country.

You can read the full post here.