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Engage Employees Through Collaborative Goal Setting

Employees are more likely to be engaged with an organization if they feel like they’re being heard. Whether it’s through performance reviews or less formal meetings with a manager, employees can often be made to feel as though their thoughts and feelings about their career development don’t matter. While this...

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Why Knowledge Transfer is Key for Construction

When the Baby Boomer generation retires, their skills and knowledge retire too. Recent statistics have found that 40% of the entire construction workforce is Baby Boomers — with 54% of all construction managers being in this generation . These people will very soon be trading the 9-to-5 for retirement time....

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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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Using Performance Tracking to Improve Employee Engagement

Tracking your employee’s performance does more than just following their strengths and weaknesses. Performance tracking is a gateway into better employee engagement and management. To improve the way your employees are engaging with your company, take these ideas into consideration:

Deliver frequent feedback. Create a platform for...

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Recruiting, Employing and Retaining Skilled Laborers

Hundreds of construction companies from around the United States are taking advantage of the BirdDogHR Talent Management System to find qualified candidates and develop their skills. In this competitive industry, here are some great strategies to recruit and keep your talent:

Keep things simple. In the construction...

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Should You Hire Externally Or Promote Internally?

When it comes to hiring, the stakes are high. A bad hire can cost your company more than $50,000 , while the right hire can increase your company’s performance.

So is it better to hire externally or promote internally? Should managers devote more time to finding external candidates or...

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How To Unlock Hidden Employee Talent

When skill gaps interfere with daily work, that doesn’t mean it’s time to look for the next best employee. It means it’s time to create top talent from your existing staff. Not all employees will be the best of the best right from the start. It’s your job to provide...

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Bridging the Gap with Learning Management

Learning management can bridge the gap between employee goals and company strategies. All employees have development opportunities and skills that they can improve. Making it easy to access a centralized learning system simplifies training processes and employees are more prepared to complete their daily tasks.

When employees are continually...

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