BirdDogHR Manufacturing Expertise

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Recruiting & Hiring

BirdDogHR understands that when a position opens in the manufacturing industry, you want (and need) it filled immediately. This is never more crucial than during your busiest times of year. Working with one less person on the job can mean the difference in meeting customer expectations or having costly delays. But, when that time comes, you want to make sure you are filling the position with a highly talented candidate. A panic hire could be just as costly as being shorthanded.

With the BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking System (ATS), we can help you expand your talent pool today to ensure you are filling those openings of tomorrow quickly with superior talent. This will give your swamped HR department the relief they need when things are at their busiest, while giving you confidence that you’re making a solid hire. You can also be assured that you will have the documentation you need to report on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recruitment outreach and surveys.

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Onboard Employees Quickly & Efficiently

After you find the best candidate to fill your crucial job opening, you want to get them to work. Your employees and customers are relying on that new hire to get up to speed quickly. Those extra hands and know-how are needed to get the job done well and on time. Even though it’s tempting to put them out on the floor as quickly as possible, it’s important you take the time to confirm their documentation is in place and they have received all the information and training they need to be successful.

With an effective onboarding process in place before you bring in these new candidates, you can ensure that they can get on the job fast and have the knowledge they need to do things the right way – your way. You’ll also engage these new employees from the start, ensuring they are immersed in the corporate culture and clear on job duties and expectations. By laying out this roadmap for success, they’ll have a better chance at making a difference in your company.

In addition to helping you implement an effective onboarding process in your organization, BirdDogHR can show you how to automate your traditionally manual paperwork processes. This will ease the load on everyone in those first days of employment. We can also help you retain information for your seasonal workers to eliminate duplicated processes year over year. Let us help you get started today.

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Performance Management & Goal Alignment

Being able to effectively manage performance is crucial in the manufacturing industry. Not only is it important to make sure your employees are doing their jobs correctly, but it’s critical for the safety of everyone on site and your customers as well. By streamlining the review process, you can quickly and efficiently evaluate your employees’ performance and then follow up with any training or development plans as needed.

Implementing a performance management system will also help you set goals for employees, giving them a clear path on where they are going with the company and what they are working toward. With this knowledge, they become engaged employees and start to take stock in the company. In addition, it’s important they know the overall organizational goals. By clearly seeing how they are affecting these outcomes, they’ll have even more drive to reach their personal goals.

BirdDogHR also ensures that your performance management system is easy to navigate. Otherwise you’d be losing valuable time and money as it wouldn’t be used by everyone to its full potential. We know what you need to enable everyone to set their sights on success. Let us show you how.

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Learning Management & Employee Development

A learning management system (LMS) allows you to have all of your training materials, plans, assessments, resources and regulatory documents in one consolidated system. Not only is this a huge time saver, but it ensures that everyone is working off the most up-to-date content and learning processes in a standardized way.

An LMS helps you manage your employees’ training and be sure they have the skills they need to do the job and do it well. In addition, you’ll be able to offer flexible training opportunities for employees on multiple shifts and/or in multiple locations. Whether it’s role-specific training, company-wide mandatory learning or a new initiative – you will be able to train and offer refresher training on your specific business processes quickly and efficiently. Having these processes automated and constantly available saves you the time needed for administrative setup and execution.

An LMS also allows you to update materials as needed or even create brand new content quickly. Have a safety concern on a new machine? Get the information out immediately to your entire workforce and be sure they are protected. Having this information also available via their mobile devices ensures you have their attention at any time on any jobsite. Let us show you how we can make it happen.

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Career Planning & Succession Management

Being proactive when it comes to succession planning is one of the most important things you can do to create sustained success at your company. It’s a byproduct of having long-term, reliable and productive employees. As they get older and exit the workforce, they take valuable years of knowledge and experience along with them. Engaging your younger employees now by creating career paths within your company will help you tap into that knowledge before it heads down the road.

Having a succession planning process in place will help you identify the superior talent in your organization that you want taking over these critical roles. These employees will also appreciate the time and attention you are willing to invest in them. They become motivated by seeing that career path for growth and development, and are eager to learn from the best.

With a proactive succession strategy in place, you won’t miss a beat because highly trained and reliable candidates are ready to take over. Let us help you develop career paths for your most talented employees today.