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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...

Onboarding vs. orientation

Onboarding and Orientation Aren’t the Same and You Should Be Using Both

Too often companies fall into the habit of talking about onboarding and overlook the importance of orientation and the effect it can have on retention. There’s a distinct difference between the two. Onboarding builds an employee for their long-term career at your company and orientation provides them with the confidence...

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4 Tips for Better Hiring

Reaching the right candidate for a position isn’t easy, especially now. We live in a big, connected world with a hundred different channels available for anything, which is why it’s important to have a plan when it comes to advertising your jobs. First, you need to find the right channel...

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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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