Talent Management

September 14, 2016

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Social recruiting can find employees that fit your company needs, but if you aren’t managing your social media accounts appropriately you could miss out. Do you know the specific analytics of your social media accounts? What time of day is best to post on your company Facebook wall? Or advertise a new blog post on Twitter? Pinpointing these small details on your social channels can be a full-time job in itself, unless you’re connected to Buffer.

BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System customers have full access to Buffer’s social media management services. With Buffer, BirdDogHR customers are able to post to hundreds of different social media sites.

On Buffer, as social media content or job postings are created, you can easily select which of your accounts you want to post to. Buffer allows you to post the same message to all of your accounts or create a customized message in case your Facebook post needs to be tweaked for your LinkedIn audience.

Buffer understands your social analytics and shares your content at the best times throughout the day, so your followers and jobseekers will be more likely to see your updates.

September 9, 2016

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An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) not only finds your organization the best applicant out of a large candidate pool, but also can ensure accurate record keeping and compliance, especially for federal contractors. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) was put in place to assess the effectiveness of federal contractor’s Affirmative Action Program (AAP). It’s important to have an ATS that’s built with your compliance needs in mind as federal regulations are constantly changing or updating.

August 5, 2016

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The time for adaptability is now, adaptable to the changing workforces and those in it. Millennials are entering the workforce in great numbers which will only increase with time. In fact, the quest to name the next generation, the generation that is expected to succeed and surpass the Millennials, has already begun. You can either run from it or adapt.

In March of 2015, MTV surveyed 1,000 children born after December 2000 to find a name these children wanted to associate themselves with. With 544 different options, the unofficial next generation name was chosen. The Founders.

May 17, 2016

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Everyone likes to be positively acknowledged for their work, and nobody likes to spend time and energy working on a project only to be told to start over. Timely feedback can reward work or allow check points to ensure a project is on track. Managing employee performance is one of the most critical challenges any organization will face. If the core of your company isn’t performing well, you need to understand why and be prepared to give specific developmental feedback. Implementing a performance management program can help your company track employee performance and the fulfillment of goals while maintaining a high level of employee engagement and motivation.

Performance management allows employers to understand strengths and weaknesses of the overall team. This holds each member accountable for their actions and work, while allowing you to have complete faith in their ability to help the organization stay competitive in the changing marketplace. Annual performance reviews have become a thing of the past as they ineffectively gage employee work and performance. Performance management isn’t a yearly score; it’s an ongoing conversation and coaching with a strong focus on employee engagement.

March 16, 2016

Manager and employee in a performance review

Performance management is not the annual performance review that it once was. Performance management has transformed into a consistent conversation and feedback loop between you and employees. This allows team members to direct their own career development toward company goals. Performance management helps you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your team, then adapt to best utilize their core competencies. Employees will flourish when you start using performance management that is driven by ongoing feedback and communication. 78% of employees said being recognized motivates them in their job (Source) and performance management is a great way to identify those successes.

January 19, 2016

How will you keep up with the latest talent management trends in 2016?