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5 Solutions for Hiring During Busy Season

If you work in recruitment at a manufacturing company, you already know that hiring during busy seasons is a major pain point. Bringing on new staff at this time of year can be a catch-22: you need skilled new workers to contribute to your projects — but at the same...

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Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind?

A recent Washington Post article revealed the dire straits of the construction industry: Baby Boomers are retiring in droves, widening what is an already huge skills gap in a competitive industry. The article advocates for diversity as a way to broaden the workforce and ensure that everyone who can work,...

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5 Ways to Recruit Quality Construction Talent

In 2016, 56% of construction companies reported that they were facing a moderate to serious skilled labor shortage, according to a survey done by Fortune. Whether it’s public perceptions of the industry, lack of high school curriculum that set a groundwork for a construction workforce, or a lack of industry...

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Optimize Your Applicant Pool by Reaching Out to Veterans

As the nation celebrates Independence Day, it’s important to remember and honor the veterans who sacrificed for the country’s freedom. It’s also important to recognize what assets American veterans are to the workforce and the potential they offer to your organization.

Veterans are a highly-skilled, diverse set of individuals...

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Five Benefits of Having a Millennial Workforce

The Millennial generation, individuals born between 1982 and 2004 , are stepping into leadership positions more rapidly than you might think. Having a diverse, open-minded work environment is never a bad thing, which is why Millennials are crucial to organizational success . Five benefits of having Millennials in your workplace...

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How to Use Applicant Tracking for Construction Candidates

The job of a recruiter is incredibly important and complex. Regardless of an HR team’s skills, the truth is that hiring is getting more and more challenging — especially in the construction industry. In fact, a survey from 2015 found that 32% of American employers are having a difficult time...

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Creating the Best Possible Interview for Candidates

Hiring and maintaining top talent starts with smart recruiting, this includes the all too well-known, and often over-complicated, interview. Though it may seem that your interview processes should be extensive and ultra-thorough, what make a difference is the quality of a perspective’s answers rather than the lengthiness of the discussion...

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Building a Winning Team

MW Builders recently gave insight on their blog about how to build a winning team. Read the article to learn how MW Builders uses the BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System to improve their recruiting strategy.

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