DES MOINES, Iowa – September 2, 2015 – BirdDogHR™, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries today announced that it is now an affinity program provider for the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI). MBI improves the quality of construction in Iowa as it offers comprehensive business services to contractors within the state. As an affinity partner, BirdDogHR will provide MBI members with exclusive benefits related to the BirdDogHR talent management solution and services.
The construction industry is facing multiple opportunities and challenges in 2015 and beyond. According to the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the association’s 2014 Construction Industry Hiring and Business Outlook Report, two-thirds of construction firms report they are having trouble finding qualified workers to fill positions. This shortage adversely impacts contractors as they struggle to serve clients, experience reduced competitiveness and deal with increased employee turnover. As an affinity program provider to MBI, BirdDogHR brings an automated talent management solution to MBI members to simplify and automate employee recruiting and retention.
“With construction growth and momentum continuing to rise, our members require a solid workforce development strategy,” said Chad Kleppe, President of the Master Builders of Iowa. “As we searched for a business to partner with BirdDogHR was the natural choice. BirdDogHR combines talent management process expertise with construction industry know-how. The result is a complete talent management solution that can benefit organizations of all sizes.”
“As an award-winning chapter, Master Builders of Iowa is ahead of the rest of the country in offering leadership and workforce development programs to its membership,” said Todd Skokan, President and CEO of BirdDogHR. “We are proud to partner with them to bring comprehensive talent management solutions to their members.”
About Master Builders of Iowa
The Master Builders of Iowa is the recognized leader of the construction industry in the State of Iowa. Founded in 1912, the MBI is one of over 100 chapters of the Associated General Contractors of America, the most influential and widely respected construction association in the country. MBI's 2300 plus members perform the majority of the state's commercial, industrial and public works building projects. The Association provides its members with a comprehensive array of educational, safety, environmental, labor, legal, and professional development and legislative services.
BirdDogHR™ offers comprehensive talent management software and managed services — everything you need to guide the entire employee lifecycle. The cloud-based talent management system is straightforward and easy to use, so you can safely focus on implementing strategy — not learning new software or worrying it won’t keep up with changing regulations. Managed services operate as an extension of your HR department and deliver the expertise and focus you need. Organizations can see ROI in effective growth management, bottom line results and compliance peace of mind. BirdDogHR specializes in high-consequence and government contracting industries because they have unique needs. Companies from other industries can use the BirdDogHR talent management solution — and they do — but the solution is built with the most rigorous compliance needs in mind. Visit us online at www.birddoghr.com.
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