Nexstar Network Strategic Partners BirdDog and Wonderlic to Integrate Services

Independent Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric Service Providers Benefit from New HR Partnership.


DES MOINES, Iowa – October 1, 2013 – BirdDog and Wonderlic, have completed a collaboration to integrate two HR Software solutions specifically designed for the plumbing, heating, air and electric trades. This new customized offering is available only to members of Nexstar®.

Nexstar members have enjoyed BirdDog and Wonderlic solutions since 2003. BirdDog provides recruitment management via cloud-based software. Wonderlic provides pre-employment assessments to screen prospective employees. The integration of the two software solutions enables Nexstar members to view candidates’ Wonderlic assessment results by clicking a link from within their BirdDog Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

“We’re very excited to offer Nexstar members a more robust way to hire new employees,” states Matt Knox, Vice President of Technology Services for Wonderlic. “By integrating Wonderlic assessments with the BirdDog ATS, users now have the ability to view Wonderlic test scores alongside other critical hiring information.”

This integration comes following a release of updated software from BirdDog.

“Releasing our updated software in January was the first step in providing better recruitment resources to our customers,” said Todd Skokan, CEO of BirdDog. “This new integration with Wonderlic’s tools provides Nexstar members with stronger capabilities to find the right hire for their organization.”

The combination of these two strategic partner solutions give Nexstar members a huge advantage over others in the industry when it comes to finding and hiring the great people needed to grow their businesses. “Using BirdDog to find and track qualified candidates along with Wonderlic to assess them is a winning combination,” said Troy Allgood of Allgood Electric.

“Nexstar Network supported the integration of these two industry leading strategic partners to provide an innovative solution to our more than 450 members,” said Susan Tigner, Strategic Partner Manager at Nexstar. “This innovation will allow them to be more efficient and effective in their recruiting endeavors. We look forwarding to working with BirdDog and Wonderlic to provide more innovative solutions to our members.”

The new solution is now available to all Nexstar members. Nexstar members with questions about the integration should contact Michelle Erickson at 515.473.9222.