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Effective Onboarding Makes For Efficient Employees

Getting new employees through the new hire paperwork process takes time and there is always the risk of data input error. Using an automated onboarding system that starts with automating the data collection of I-9, W-4 and E-verify forms creates a 100 percent paperless process that is quick for the...

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Thank You, Veterans

BirdDogHR would like to share our gratitude to all that have served in our military. In honor of Veterans Day, we praise you all for the sacrifices made every day for our country.

Connecting companies that want to hire veterans with this highly skilled talent pool is a recruiting...

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8 Do’s & Don’ts of Performance Reviews and Goal Setting

Most businesses wouldn’t be where they are today without setting goals or reviewing performance of the company and its employees. Goal-setting and performance reviews create a solid foundation for company growth and success. Performance reviews enhance employee engagement and, according to The Hay Group, companies with high engagement have 2.5...

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Embracing the New Mobility

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...

The "Sorry I Can’t Go" Dilemma

By Tommy Eden

Lorenzo Cook applied for an associate position at the Kmart store located in Hyattsville, Maryland. Following an interview he was offered the position of customer service associate. During his appointment to fill out his new hire paperwork and take a mandatory drug screen, Cook...

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Planning for Success

“If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.”

You’ve probably heard this quote a time or two in your life. Quotes like these seem to show up often. You want to know why? Because it’s true. Benjamin Franklin was a pretty smart guy.

Makes you wonder if...

Doing the First Day the Right Way

You know what they say about first impressions – you never get a second chance.

The statement rings particularly true for HR professionals when it’s a new hire’s first day on the job. It’s in those initial moments that the tone is set for a successful career, while also...

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Let Goals Be Your Guide

Have you ever tried to drive somewhere with no idea how you were going to get there?

No maps. No GPS. No Siri to guide you turn by turn as you arrive smoothly and safely to your destination. No copilot who knows the way. The only knowledge guiding you...

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OFCCP Sample AAP Page

The OFCCP has posted a new Sample Affirmative Action Programs Web page that contractors subject to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) may find useful. The new page contains sample transition year Section 503 and VEVRAA AAPs that show...

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Recruitment and Retention: Building Your Best Team

Every spring, BirdDogHR attends the Annual Convention of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). This year, BirdDogHR was invited to host a concurrent session during the event to discuss with general contractors, specialty contractors and suppliers the struggles the construction industry faces when it comes to talent acquisition and...

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