BirdDogHR Talent Management Solutions Reduce Leopardo Construction’s Recruiting and Onboarding Costs by 60 Percent

DES MOINES, Iowa – May 16, 2017 – BirdDogHR™, the frontrunner in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, announced that Leopardo Construction selected the BirdDogHR Talent Management System to simplify recruitment functions, automate HR processes and improve employee engagement and is realizing significant cost savings.

Previously, Leopardo Construction used manual job distribution and paper processes for recruiting. Cathy Osborne, VP of Human Resources at Leopardo Construction, was challenged with the tasks of sourcing qualified talent, while retaining existing employees and creating a learning culture. In order to streamline its HR processes Leopardo Construction selected the BirdDogHR Talent Management System to efficiently hire, onboard and develop their workforce as part of a 5-year strategic plan for growth.

Osborne relies heavily on the applicant tracking system and employee onboarding modules to conduct background checks and drug screenings, reduce time spent documenting OFCCP efforts, and record the acceptance of company policies and employee handbooks. She sees BirdDogHR as being a scalable solution to Leopardo’s growing workforce management and HR needs.

Leopardo Construction has saved over 50 percent in total recruiting savings and has recruited, screened and onboarded more than 100 employees in the past year using BirdDogHR’s configurable software. Osborne said, “Integrated background checks have also provided over 60 percent in cost savings across the entire year.”

The BirdDogHR Performance, Learning and Succession modules are also seen as invaluable assets to the Leopardo team. “A main component of my responsibility is changing to become a culture of learning,” Osborne said. “And for moving to the next generation of leadership within our company, learning, performance and succession planning will be the sustainable, long-term solution for us to drive a behavioral-based organization to the next level.”

Additional information on Leopardo’s talent acquisition, onboarding and performance management success is available in the Leopardo Construction video case study.

About Leopardo Construction

Leopardo Construction is a premier, long-standing and respected construction firm, based in Illinois, that promises innovative methods and cost-management tactics to exceed expectations and prides itself on being a trusted builder for many of the world’s most well-known consumer brands. For more information on Leopardo Construction, visit

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