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Ditch Those Third-Party Job Boards

It wasn’t long ago that job distribution was as simple as submitting a “Help Wanted” ad in the newspaper or tacking a flier onto a community bulletin board. Those signs have been replaced by online job boards, email blasts, social media posts and mobile apps. When BirdDogHR™ was founded in...

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How to Put Your Recruiting Metrics to Work

Which are your most effective recruiting channels? What is your application completion rate? What’s your candidates per hire rate? How long does it take your company to fill an open position?

One of the advantages of using recruiting and ATS software is that it collects metrics to help you...

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How To Address 4 Common STEM Workforce Challenges

HR is challenging at the best of times, but HR professionals within the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries face unique challenges. In particular, it can be difficult to find skilled, diverse employees, retain them, and then plan for their succession.

Luckily, HR professionals in STEM don’t have...

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What You Need to Know About Recruitment and OFCCP Compliance

Eliminating gender, racial and ethnically-based discrimination in the workplace is a key priority for the OFCCP . All federal contractors are required to implement certain processes while recruiting new employees to ensure they are making good faith efforts with outreach to racial minorities, individuals with disabilities, individuals of all genders,...

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Building a Better Manufacturing Candidate Experience

With the existing manufacturing skills gap and no sign of industry demand slowing over the next decade, companies need to get creative when it comes to recruiting and hiring skilled manufacturing workers. One of the techniques for doing this is crafting a structured candidate experience.

We are in a...

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What’s Your Job Distribution Strategy? - Part Two

Have a Plan

Well-written job ads have a lot of power, but that power can be diminished if the ads aren’t distributed effectively. Last week , BirdDogHR kicked off the two-part series on job distribution with tips for identifying an ideal candidate and embracing diversity as part of a strong...

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How Important is GPA for New Hires?

Academic student success does not always translate to success in the working world, so why are two thirds of employers still looking at grade point averages (GPA) to assess whether someone will be a good hire?

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Here’s Looking at You: The Importance of Pre-Hire Assessments

Assessments aren’t just another step in the hiring process anymore, they provide a neutral way to screen candidates based on their workplace fitness. In 2017 they’re inexpensive to find, results can be accrued in minutes, and considering the leaps and bounds made in psychology over the last several decades, they...

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Construction Meets Engineering: How to Hire in a Converging Market

As construction projects become more and more complex and the technology necessary to complete them becomes more innovative, both engineering and construction expertise are often required to complete these projects. When hiring, construction company owners are beginning to see the fields converge and find that they need both skillsets but...