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How Hiring and Onboarding Are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. How Hiring and Onboarding Are Like Peanut Butter and Jelly. June 13, 2017. Onboarding and hiring go hand-in-hand.

Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind?

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Construction and Diversity: Are You Being Left Behind? July 18, 2017.

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Five Benefits of Having a Millennial Workforce

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Five Benefits of Having a Millennial Workforce. May 9, 2017. The Millennial generation, individuals born between 1982 and 2004 , are stepping into leadership positions more rapidly than you might think.

5 Ways to Recruit Quality Construction Talent

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. 5 Ways to Recruit Quality Construction Talent. July 12, 2017. In 2016, 56% of construction companies reported that they were facing a moderate to serious skilled labor shortage, according to a survey done by Fortune.

Guide to Lean Hiring

It's undeniable, over the years; hiring processes have become more complex. In many ways, this shouldn't come as a surprise. After all, the work that most of us do has become more sophiscated. But does complexity really lead to better, faster hires? Of course not. In fact, many smart organizations have started a trend, a return to simplicity, that allows them to compete for talent more efficiently. This trend is called lean hiring. Download the Guide to Lean Hiring and develop a systematic approach to recruiting that increases productivity while eliminating waste.

Introducing Generation Z

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We’ve all just gotten comfortable with the idea of having millennials in the workplaces and their work ethic and habits. Now that they’re moving into management, it’s time to introduce the next generation— Generation Z.

5 Tips to Tackle Compliance in 2017

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Rules and regulations are constantly changing for federal contractors and subcontractors and that’s not something that’s going to change immediately in 2017. Contractors need to do what they can to ensure that their organization is compliant so they can be successful in the New Year.

Mobile Technology Finds Home at Construction Sites

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Mobile Technology Finds Home at Construction Sites. July 19, 2017. Mobile technology has taken the construction industry by storm and is transforming the way industrial operations take place.

Optimize Your Applicant Pool by Reaching Out to Veterans

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Optimize Your Applicant Pool by Reaching Out to Veterans. July 5, 2017. As the nation celebrates Independence Day, it’s important to remember and honor the veterans who sacrificed for the country’s freedom.

The definitive guide to choosing the right applicant tracking system

Choosing an applicant tracking system should be exciting, not confusing. We've developed a quick guide to everything you should look for while going through your selection process, to free you from the stress often associated with choosing a new ATS.

How to Create a Fluid Onboarding Process

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. How to Create a Fluid Onboarding Process. April 11, 2017.

Things to Do Before 2017: Reflect on and Revise Goals

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With the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start talking about New Year’s resolutions and business goals for 2017. But before you put 2016 behind you, take this time to reflect on the goals you made for 2016. Did you surpass them with grace or did you not quite make quota?

Performance Tracking and Millennials

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Performance Tracking and Millennials. May 18, 2017. As the traditional annual performance review is becoming more obsolete, Millennials are looking for a more fluid way to engage with their managers.

Using Performance Tracking to Improve Employee Engagement

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Using Performance Tracking to Improve Employee Engagement. April 18, 2017. Tracking your employee’s performance does more than just following their strengths and weaknesses.

Building your Learning Experience! What’s it all about?

Join Jesse Novak as he covers what building a Learning Experience is all about, how this should tie into your company culture and why building a foundation around fun, value and recognition is important to engagement. We’ll also discuss how this ties into Gamification and Badging programs to build a brand beyond your organization.

Three Reasons to Practice Mobile Recruiting

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You are here Home » Resources » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Three Reasons to Practice Mobile Recruiting. March 8, 2017. With the amount of time we spend on our smartphones and tablets, it’s crucial to stay accessible to potential hires on these types of mobile devices.

Creating the Best Possible Interview for Candidates

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Creating the Best Possible Interview for Candidates. April 4, 2017. Hiring and maintaining top talent starts with smart recruiting, this includes the all too well-known, and often over-complicated, interview.

What to Do When They Play Hard to Get: Using the Right Approach When Recruiting Passive Candidates

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. What to Do When They Play Hard to Get: Using the Right Approach When Recruiting Passive Candidates. May 23, 2017. The stereotype of the standard job hunter needs updating.

Compliance Tips for Your Business

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Compliance Tips for Your Business. May 30, 2017. Providing the proper documentation to the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP) shouldn’t have to cost you time or money.

2017 Recruitment Media Benchmark Report

In this benchmark report, Appcast analyzed 2016 pay-for-performance recruitment media from over 750 companies across every major industry. Learn the trends and results that leading employers are getting from their recruitment media.

How to Use Applicant Tracking for Construction Candidates

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. How to Use Applicant Tracking for Construction Candidates. April 25, 2017. The job of a recruiter is incredibly important and complex.

How to Recruit for Retention

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Recruiting a new employee is a time consuming and important process. It’s also an expensive one. HR professionals estimate recruitment can rack up costs equalling between 15% to 30% of a position’s future salary.

Can Diversity Be the Solution to the Skills Gap?

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Can Diversity Be the Solution to the Skills Gap? April 13, 2017. Employers, especially those in the construction and manufacturing industries, are having trouble finding candidates to fill their positions.

On the Same Page: Why You Should Communicate with Your Hiring Manager When Recruiting

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. On the Same Page: Why You Should Communicate with Your Hiring Manager When Recruiting. May 2, 2017.

Creating the Ideal Candidate Experience

Modern job seekers have high expectations when applying for jobs. Download Newton’s guide for creating the ideal candidate experience to learn how you can attract top candidates and drive them to apply to your positions.

Add Value to Your Training With Video

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You are here Home » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Add Value to Your Training With Video. March 21, 2017. Starting a new job without training is like swimming for the first time – it’s actually drowning.

Improve Your Compliance Process and Go Paperless

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You are here Home » Resources » Blog » Latest Blog Article. Improve Your Compliance Process and Go Paperless. March 14, 2017.

Should You Hire Externally Or Promote Internally?

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When it comes to hiring, the stakes are high. A bad hire can cost your company more than $50,000 , while the right hire can increase your company’s performance. So is it better to hire externally or promote internally?

Tips for Encouraging Personal Development

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We recently shared our insight on HRZone about encouraging personal development. Read our article to learn all about inspiring positivity, promoting physical health, modeling open communication, encouraging creativity, teaching that failure is OK and giving positive feedback. Categories.

The importance of your Learning Culture and Experience

Join Jesse Novak, Adobe eLearning Evangelist, in exploring thoughts on Learning Cultures inside organizations and how these are impacted by the learning experience. We'll talk about how learning can be made fun, and learners can be kept engaged for longer through the use of achievement, self-motivation and tools which are usable, simple, and reach the learner where they are.

Are You Raising Red Flags When Recruiting?

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We recently contributed an article titled Are You Raising Red Flags When Recruiting? on HR.com. We explore the topics of understanding inappropriate questions, why silence isn’t golden and more in this article. Visit the Are You Raising Red Flags When Recruiting? blog to read the full article.

Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees

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BirdDogHR’s Chris Lennon recently contributed an article to Young Upstarts about honest feedback. Employers need feedback too but sometimes it’s just hard to get but there are some tips.

How to Encourage Employee Engagement Through Leadership

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Our VP of Product Development, Chris Lennon, recently contributed an article titled How to Encourage Employee Engagement Through Leadership on HR Gazette, in which he explores the topics of workforce engagement and leadership. Visit HR Gazette to read the full article. Categories. Employee Engagement. Leadership. Image. shutterstock_380394427.jpg. Chris Lennon employee engagement leadership leadership style

Onboarding and Orientation Aren’t the Same and You Should Be Using Both

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Too often companies fall into the habit of talking about onboarding and overlook the importance of orientation and the effect it can have on retention. There’s a distinct difference between the two. Onboarding builds an employee for their long-term career at your company and orientation provides them with the confidence to start.

Report: 4 Recruitment Benchmarks to Measure ROI

Appcast and Jobvite compiled data from their 2017 benchmark reports to identify metrics that talent acquisition professionals should track to measure success from their recruiting campaigns: click-to-apply rates, cost-per-quality-applicant, source of applicants and hires, and time-to-hire.