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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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20th Anniversary

2017 is a milestone year for BirdDogHR. Not only are we proudly celebrating our 20th year in business, we have added customer #1000 and are looking forward to innovations in our SaaS products and services offering and continuing to enhance customer success.

Recognized by industry leaders at both a...

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5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017

Rules and regulations are constantly changing for federal contractors and subcontractors and that’s not something that’s going to change immediately in 2017. Contractors need to do what they can to ensure that their organization is compliant so they can be successful in the New Year.

Here are some tips...

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How to Recruit for Retention

Recruiting a new employee is a time consuming and important process. It’s also an expensive one. HR professionals estimate recruitment can rack up costs equalling between 15% to 30% of a position’s future salary . With the average hiring period lasting 10 to 12 weeks, and possible temporary staff having...

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Introducing Generation Z

We’ve all just gotten comfortable with the idea of having millennials in the workplaces and their work ethic and habits. Now that they’re moving into management, it’s time to introduce the next generation— Generation Z . This year will be the first year they set foot in the workplace and...

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