October 20, 2016

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Retaining new and seasoned employees not only rids you of the cost of higher, but will increase productivity in the workplace. Collaboration technology will help you do just that. This technology promotes effective communication which is one of the most important skills a person can possess. Best practices and specific information is all stored in an easy-to-access centralized system. Employees and employers can find information or collaborate with a colleague from any location whether that be the office or on vacation.  Collaboration technology has been able to reduce email volume by 30% and increase team efficiency by 15-20% (Source).

Organizations that have implemented collaborations technology have seen employees empowered to communicate with peers in an open forum while also promoting online learning. The seasoned employees can become mentors for new hires. The new hires can learn from their mentors mistakes and successes. Organizations that haven’t implemented collaboration technology have found that their employees spend around 9 hours a week search through their email or the internet for information.

October 7, 2016

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Gone are the days of sifting through documents and spending hours on organization. Filing cabinets and stacks of loose papers are out and the age of automation is here to stay. Here are the days of one click and you’re there. Here are the days of safer, faster and easier. Job seekers, employees and future retirees are looking for a modern organization that makes the employment experience an automated one.

Pre-Hire Automation

When job seekers apply to jobs, it is an expectation that the apply process is online and accessible from a mobile device. According to ERE Recruiting, over 50% of job seekers are using their mobile devices to search and apply for jobs. Don’t expect to attract great, long-lasting employees if your job postings aren’t accessible from a mobile device, because the perfect, long-lasting employee you want is applying to your competitor’s job posting from their tablet or phone.

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.

August 24, 2016

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Social recruiting, social hiring, social media recruitment. Regardless of which term you prefer, all mean the same thing and all are important for a successful recruiting and hiring process. Social media has become a critical part in the recruitment stage and isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether your organization is social media savvy or not, leveraging platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. can improve your chances of snagging candidates that seem out of reach.

Use Social to Boost Your Employer Brand

Are you using social media to promote your employer brand? If not, your online presence may have become outdated. Using social media is a simple way to give the world an inside view of your employer brand. Having a consistent corporate message across all platforms is important for building and maintaining relationships with jobseekers. Provide timely information about company news or current job openings to keep followers up to date.

August 8, 2016

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As any good HR manager knows, social media can be a very powerful tool when recruiting new employees. Companies have turned to Facebook, Twitter, and other networks to help build their company’s image to attract potential candidates. When done correctly, you can incorporate social media into your hiring strategy by sharing images from corporate events and your daily corporate life, all with the goal of showing off what makes your company great. Today we’re going to share some tips on how to best leverage social media to grab new talent and incorporate social media fully into your recruiting strategy.

Identify Your Social Employment Brand

Attracting potential candidates to your company is one thing; attracting the right potential candidates is another. Understanding how you plan to show off your company is important to ensure new employees thrive underneath your company’s values and goals and get along with their employees. This can be accomplished by nailing down your corporate employment brand, defined as how your mission, vision and corporate culture are perceived on social media. In other words, how to do you show that your company is a great place to work?

February 8, 2016

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As mobile devices become easily accessible to the public, job seekers are using them more and more often to search for jobs. If your career page isn’t mobile-optimized, you could miss out on opportunities or worse, let the competitor snag the top talent out from under you. It’s important to make your job postings accessible from a mobile device as mobile recruiting transitions from a trend to an established form of recruiting. 70% of job seekers stated that they use their smartphone or tablet as a critical tool in their search (Source).

As many job seekers already utilize mobile-optimized career sites, it’s important that you to get hooked on mobile recruiting. As Millennials enter the workforce they expect a quick and easy application process because they grew up in the age of the smartphone where information was only seconds away. The longer and trickier you mobile application processes takes, the faster you will lose candidates to competitors. Make the application process quick and enjoyable for those highly sought after candidates, because if it’s not, they will go someplace that is. 9 in 10 job seekers report they are likely to use a mobile device during their job search and application process within the next 12 months (Source).

September 24, 2015

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By Andy Holtmann, Dexter + Chaney, LLC

Just the other day, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade the cell phones my wife and I had been using for the past three years. Now, I had been dreading this as last time we upgraded, we moved from the older, flip-style “dumb phones” to Android smart phones with all the bells and whistles. Back then, I feared the change as I had to learn new things like managing data usage, accessing the internet and apps on the go. I was, however, surprised at how easy it was to adapt.

So it makes little sense that I had some of those same recurring fears this time around when upgrading. And sure enough, my fears were unfounded as the upgrade process was a breeze. It’s official. I’ve adapted. We as a society, have adapted. Today the device that is now resting comfortably in my pocket can connect me to nearly anything I want, virtually anywhere. My phone is my camera, my video camera, my computer, my work and personal email, my mobile music device, my television and so much more.

I use my mobile devices—phone, tablet, laptop—daily and can access anything I need. Cloud computing has taken the burden off of processing and storing data on these mobile devices, so that I don’t have to worry about how I will work—or play—remotely. Wherever I can get online, I can get to what I need.