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So You Want to Be an Apprentice?

It’s no secret that the talent shortage means an abundance of construction jobs are available for candidates in the field. This is good news for you as a jobseeker but how do you know you’re getting the best deal possible? The truth might be hard to see through the forest...

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What Exactly Is Resume Parsing?

Many recruiters, hiring managers and HR teams utilize recruiting software and applicant tracking systems to accomplish their hiring goals. One major benefit of recruiting software is that it saves hiring managers time by examining resumes and applicant information digitally and automatically, rather than the traditional manual process. There are many...

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Top 3 OFCCP Violations of 2017 and How to Avoid Them in 2018

Infrastructure Improvement Initiative

Infrastructure is a big deal. So big, in fact, that the federal government plans to spend $1.5 trillion on repairing and upgrading America’s infrastructure in the hopes of creating jobs, expanding communities and ensuring safety of the structures we depend on for daily life. The budget will...

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4 Busy Season Construction Challenges and How BirdDogHR Can Help

A busy project season is what every construction and manufacturing manager wants — but only if their team and company is equipped to deal with the surge of new projects and more employees. While the busy season can yield fruitful business results, these times of year are also ripe with...

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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 Those signs have been replaced by online job boards, email blasts, social media posts and mobile apps.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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The Sneaky Place Your Best Candidates Hide

Your job ad has been up for weeks and you haven’t gotten any viable applicants yet. The clock is ticking. The longer this position sits open, the more money your company bleeds due to lost productivity. You can’t figure out why nobody’s biting. Where have all the good candidates gone?...

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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...