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How to Create a Fluid Onboarding Process


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

Using Performance Tracking to Improve Employee Engagement


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.

Recruiting, Employing and Retaining Skilled Laborers


Hundreds of construction companies from around the United States are taking advantage of the BirdDogHR Talent Management System to find qualified candidates and develop their skills. In this competitive industry, here are some great strategies to recruit and keep your talent: Keep things simple.

Creating the Best Possible Interview for Candidates


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.

The Essential Guide to Recruiting Performers

When your company needs to bring on new talent, it's tempting to do whatever it takes. But hiring just anyone isn't the solution. Download JazzHR's, The Essential Guide to Hiring Performers, to learn how you can create a scalable recruiting process that results in great hires.

How to Attract Skilled Labor Employees


It’s becoming increasingly challenging to recruit skilled labor employees, especially in the construction industry. A recent industry survey found that two-thirds of American contractors say it’s difficult to find qualified craft workers to join their team.

Three Reasons to Practice Mobile Recruiting


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.

How to Use Applicant Tracking for Construction Candidates


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.

Things to Do Before 2017: Reflect on and Revise Goals


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?

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.

How to Recruit for Retention


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?


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.

4 Tips for Better Hiring


Reaching the right candidate for a position isn’t easy, especially now. We live in a big, connected world with a hundred different channels available for anything, which is why it’s important to have a plan when it comes to advertising your jobs. First, you need to find the right channel (i.e.

Add Value to Your Training With Video


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.

Learning Insights Guide 2017: Progress with Purpose

Navigating the ever-changing world of eLearning can be a challenge, but many people are finding a way to manage it, as well as a clear path forward. With Learning Insights, you can develop an even clearer sense of purpose, taking your vision to reality.

Improve Your Compliance Process and Go Paperless


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?


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


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.

Are You Raising Red Flags When Recruiting?


We recently contributed an article titled Are You Raising Red Flags When Recruiting? on 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.

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.

Get Honest Feedback From Your Employees


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


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


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.

Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review


We recently shared our insight on HRZone about Alternatives to the Annual Performance Review. Read our article to learn all about annual performance reviews, where the trends are going and which new alternatives could be effective for your employees. You can find the full article on HRZone here. Categories. Performance. Image. chris-lennon_leadership-bio.png. Chris Lennon employee feedback management trends performance review review

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Wanted: A better way to develop front-line managers! It’s well documented that people leave managers – not companies. Download this guide to gain key insights into why so many programs fall short and learn 4 key principles for designing an effective solution.

How To Take Employee Appreciation To The Next Level At Your Company


Building a vibrant workplace requires a foundation of trust, respect, and honest communication. It also requires employee appreciation. Over 200,000 global employees were studied by the Boston Consulting Group , and the top reason they reported enjoying their work was, “feeling appreciated”.

The Top 10 Strategic HR and TA Metrics That CEOs Want to See


Unfortunately, most of those who create metrics in HR and recruiting don’t really understand the strategic mindset of CEOs. And, as a result, the metrics that are reported to CEOs and the executive committee result in no positive action being taken.

7 More Fascinating Employee Engagement Trends For 2017


It’s no surprise that employee engagement numbers have been abysmal for the last few years (and if that is a surprise, you need to read our blog more often.) According to Gallup, engaged employees comprise only around 30% of the workforce.

The 7 Elements of an Unforgettable Employee Experience


We have all heard of the customer experience which is defined as the resulting product when a customer interacts with your brand. We’re all familiar with both good and bad customer experiences and we go through one or the other on a near daily basis. The employee experience has become increasingly important in HR management because of evolving business trends such as peer-to-peer sharing, high turnover rates and competitive recruiting practices.

Skill based learning – How it drives an organization’s performance

Training and learning organizations today play an active role in contributing to the bottom line of any organization by aligning their objectives to the immediate business objectives. This provides a solid ground for cost justification and encourages businesses to place training groups right where they should be, at the heart of a growing, thriving, learning culture.

12 Powerful Tips to Build an Employee Recognition Culture


About 65 percent of the people in one survey reported that they received no recognition over the last 12 months for their work.In the same report, 89 percent of employers feel that most employees leave their companies to earn more money. However, most workers who leave their jobs cite lack of appreciation as a major reason for seeking other opportunities.

Future Models of HR

Strategic HCM

One of the areas which seem to have produced quite a few ideas this year is the future of HR, supporting the broader future of work. My favourite report in this area is probably Henley's: HR with Purpose: Future Models of HR - partly but not just because I contributed to it.

Everything You Think You Know About Culture & Employee Performance Is (Apparently) Wrong


Back in the day, culture was something you became exposed to when you traveled to a foreign country. And employee performance was as easy to manage as uttering the words, “work harder or you’re fired!” ” But modern employees and workplaces are far more complex.

2017 HR Trends Forecast


Company culture still reigns supreme within the HR universe, but 2017 HR trends will focus on attracting growth-driven workers to the companies that need them.

2016 Training Program Best Practices

Can you hear the collective groan when you launch that new compliance course? Do you get complaints both public and private from trainees about the uselessness of the training courses you've launched? Is there anything that can be done about it?

10 Onboarding Ideas You Can Use Right Now


Your inbox is probably filled to the brim with advice on onboarding. There are two reasons why this topic is hot right now: record employment levels and some pretty alarming facts about first-year voluntary turnover rates—particularly among millennials.