BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite


 

BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite offers cloud-based applicant tracking and performance management software for organizations in all industries, especially the construction, engineering and skilled trade fields. The Talent Management Suite specializes in meeting rigorous compliance needs for high-consequence and government contracting organizations.

The software offers modules for each stage of the employee lifecycle including recruitment, onboarding, performance, learning and succession. It works to increase workforce productivity, meet compliance regulations, and centralize and standardize processes.

The recruiting functionality includes diversity tracking for OFCCP compliance, applicant scoring, customized branded career pages and cross-posting to other niche and general job boards, as well as customizable screening questions. The BirdDogHR ATS is a configurable solution that facilitates a mobile-friendly recruitment environment. Its email system allows users to utilize custom templates to create tailored outreach campaigns.

The software’s performance review functionality allows managers to automate the evaluation of employees and align their goals with corporate strategy.  The cloud-based suite allows all users to access the system remotely, from any location, at any time.

 

 

BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Searchable Candidate Database
 
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Searchable Candidate Database
    Searchable Candidate Database
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - 9-box Competency Rating
    9-box Competency Rating
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Performance Evaluations/360 Reviews
    Performance Evaluations/360 Reviews
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Automate New-Hire Paperwork
    Automate New-Hire Paperwork
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Centralized Training
    Centralized Training
  • BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite - Report for Compliance and Efficiency
    Report for Compliance and Efficiency
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8

31 Reviews of BirdDogHR Talent Management Suite

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from Auric Solar
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Works in some aspects, definitely not in others.

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We purchased the ATS, Onboarding and Talent Management modules within BirdDog. One of my biggest concerns when shopping around was trying to find a product that we could use from the time of application through review periods without a lot of extra work. Our salesman, Sean assured us that these products would work together. Upon implementation we discovered that these products in fact DO NOT speak to one another. The talent management module is essentially a completely different product. You have to enter information separately in order to add an employee to this system. And on top of that, it has way to many functions for which to choose from. If I simply want to send an evaluation I have to click through a million boxes. It's probably easier for me to take the time to email someone an evaluation then it is to click through the options. I appreciate that they were trying to be thorough, but something user friendly was more of what we were looking for.

We also had trouble with the functionality in the onboarding piece. I find it frustrating that after an employee submits their paperwork, they have no access in coming back to make a change. We are a company trying to be as green as possible. When I asked what an employee should do if they need to change their w-4 deductions or direct deposit information, I was informed that we would need to print the document in order to submit it to our payroll department. This is defeating the very purpose of implementing the program. This was supposed to eliminate the need for extra paperwork.

Other snags we have run into involve the reporting features within the ATS. They do not always populate after you have entered dates. We have also run into issues with scheduling. The system has sent out wrong dates and times for different interviews causing major confusion and scrambling on our end when a candidate shows up unexpectedly.

We loved our implementation specialist, My rep, but are very disappointed in our salesman. There are functions we have enjoyed, but this may not be the system we were looking for.

  Response: Ann, BirdDogHR

Date: November 2016

November 2016

 

We appreciate your feedback about our product, service and personnel. Customer satisfaction is very important to us therefore your concerns have been escalated to multiple VPs. We’ve also reached out to schedule a call with your team so we can put a plan in place to improve your experience.

 
 

from Auric Solar
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

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The experience my company has had with BirdDog has been very up and down. At first it seemed like a dream in solving our recruiting and hiring problems, and it helped get us organized. However, lately we have had troubles with it sending wrong times to candidates and hiring managers for their interviews, which makes the company and our department particularly look unprofessional and the candidates unprepared. We have had to take extra measures to ensure that everyone is on the same page resulting in a waste of company time. This was one of the main processes we were hoping this program would streamline. Not only has this been a problem, but it remains unresolved going on two months.

Pros

It is very helpful in keeping all candidates to each job application separate and organized.

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Viewing notes is done in two places, and cannot be linked. This does not save much time as you have to click and both are on separate screens. When we voiced our concern, they told us there was no way to change this and it is the way it is.

  Response: Ann, BirdDogHR

Date: November 2016

November 2016

 

We appreciate your feedback about our product, service and personnel. Customer satisfaction is very important to us therefore your concerns have been escalated to multiple VPs. We’ve also reached out to schedule a call with your team so we can put a plan in place to improve your experience.

 
 

from Auric Solar
Specialty: Energy
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

Good but needs work

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Had some really good and bad experiences. Overall, it does a great job of managing applicants but lacks some umph.

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love the ease of use (when it works properly)
attractive interface
great staff - love my account manager
very willing to take system enhancement suggestions
very fast response to any issues

Cons

no customer reporting
sometimes has time zone reporting issues
sales staff over-promised capabilities

  Response: Ann, BirdDogHR

Date: November 2016

November 2016

 

We appreciate your feedback about our product, service and personnel. Customer satisfaction is very important to us therefore your concerns have been escalated to multiple VPs. We’ve also reached out to schedule a call with your team so we can put a plan in place to improve your experience.

 
 

from Central Consolidated, Inc
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

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After reviewing other HR software companies, I feel job posting with BirdDog HR is par at best. It does allow you to post your own job description but doesn't offer suggested core competencies for specific jobs or even the actual layout of your description. You copy and paste or type your description into the software. You can choose to add scored questions to rate the applicants and even qualifying questions, which is nice. If an applicant isn't qualified you can choose to send a unqualified email automatically. Unfortunately, if you choose to hire a candidate, the core competencies from the job description do not follow the candidate through on-boarding for future evaluations. They have to be re-entered.

Pros

Job posting and applicant tracking is easy to use. You have the ability to post jobs to association job boards.

Cons

There is a break in the process flow from posting a job to on-boarding. Job requirements and core competencies do not follow a candidate from application to hire.

Advice to Others

If you're just looking for an easy way to manage job postings, BirdDog HR has nice software. Customer service is great! But if you're looking for more that doesn't require repetitive actions, you might want to look elsewhere.

 
 

from The Branch Group
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

New BirdDogHR LMS customer, ATS customer for 1 year

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Overall, over the past year, my experience with BirdDog has been a positive one but you can tell that they are a young company and many of their modules are still in development while being operational at the same time.

Pros

Good pricing even with a bundle of coursework provided.
Easy to use
Making updates regularly

Cons

They are young company and new to the idea of converting a company from an existing LMS to their LMS. Most of their LMS customers so far are new to having a LMS.

Advice to Others

Be willing to help them develop their products, be patient.

 
 

from Access Systems
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

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Centalized database of candidate information. 50+ job boards and the ease in applying.

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One long list of candidates and no good way to search for "bench" players or good candidates that we would want to contact later.

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Give it time, we did not like it the first few months.

 
 

from Access Systems, Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Daily use as a recruiter.

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The integration to job posting sites is a great feature.

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Lack of refreshing before 30 days and that you can't archive jobs.

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Overall good, just a few glitches with minor functionality.

 
 

from Concrete Technologies
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

Easy to use! Great Customer Service!

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It is very user friendly and if you have a question you can get an answer quickly from their customer support.

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I would like it if a calendar could pull up when entering in dates.

Recommendations

This is a great ATS for companies that don't have a system in place to keep track of applicants coming in and if they are currently using paper aps. Easy way to get an online application instead of building it into your web site.

 
 

from ADF International Inc.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 101-250 Employees Employees number: 101-250 Employees

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The best thing about this product is how easy it is to use and the customer service behind it when questions arise. It has been obvious that BirdDog HR takes pride in its product and the services it provides, from installation to maintenance and the overall training for the customer.

Likes Least

While the posting to multiple job sites is an excellent feature it does not allow you to individually sponsor the jobs to keep them at the top of the job board (for example on indeed). The jobs can get pushed to the bottom of the job boards fairly quickly (depending on how many other positions like yours are being posted at the time) and can make recruiting for large numbers of applicants difficult. You may have to find alternative ways to recruit.

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This is a wonderful tool for organizing and keeping up to date records of candidates. It is a great way to track all the candidates and allows you to quickly pull up past or present applications when candidates call to inquire on their status. I would highly recommend this product for how user friendly it is, how easy it is to learn, and above the support you get when issues do arise.

 
 

from CDS Global
Specialty: Other Services
Number of employees: 1,001-2,500 Employees Employees number: 1,001-2,500 Employees

Look no further, this is the software you need!

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Our applicants went from a 45 minute application process to 5 minutes. We are seeing more traffic than we ever had, so that is encouraging. The tool is so easy to use, but if you have any questions or concerns at all, BirdDog is only an email or a phone call away and the responsiveness and friendliness of their team is outstanding.

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There is really not much I don't like and I've provided input on a few convenience items which they have taken note and hope to put in a future release.

Recommendations

If you compare applicant tracking software, there are all going to have pretty similar functions but what sold us on BirdDog is the support after the sale and the ease of use of their software. Another reason is future add-on products such as their on boarding and performance management piece. It's a one stop shop for all your HR needs.

 
 

from Sierra Pacific Constructors
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

Exactly what we were looking for!

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The ease of posting to every site we use. The support is also amazing, helpful, prompt, and knowledgeable.

Likes Least

Haven't run into anything I don't care for. It does everything well. If I were to pick something, it's being able to print in bulk. It wasn't an oversight on their end, they chose this route to help us go the paperless route which is commendable but can be a small hurdle for those out of the ordinary instances where having paper copies would be nice.

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Hiring for Commercial Construction positions in LA can be challenging. Having BridDogHR, which specializes in the construction industry, is a huge help. They know our pains and do a great job addressing it with top notch services.

 
 

from Hospice of Dayton
Specialty: Healthcare / Medical
Number of employees: 51-100 Employees Employees number: 51-100 Employees

BirdDogHR is a GREAT ATS!!!!!

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It was so easy to use, I got a lot of great feedback from applicants as well.

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Nothing, this is a great product that is supported by a GREAT team!

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None, I found it to be seamless in implementation. As always compare against others but I have been VERY happy.

 
 

from Renewal by Andersen
Specialty: Construction / Contracting
Number of employees: 251-500 Employees Employees number: 251-500 Employees

Best ATS EVER!

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I might list everything but my top things are being able to route the approvals so that there is no confusion from management on what is being approved. The mobile capability for manager is huge. The network ability to make sure that keep in touch with the candidates. As for the vendor, Barb and Aaron are the best! I couldn't ask for better support from beginning to end.

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I can't really say there's anything I like least because I wanted a tool that was simple and straight to the needs for my recruiting team.

Recommendations

Many times, operations managers are the ones that will evaluate a software like this, not truly understanding how recruiting works. It's best to involve your recruiting team so that they can ask the right questions for your company.

 
 

from MMC Corp
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

Feeling Organized!

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I love that this software is construction industry specific and extremely easy to use!

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I've worked in other ATS systems outside of the construction industry. They tend to have a few more options, but the BirdDog solution is perfect for our company needs as the first ATS solution our company has implemented.

Recommendations

BirdDog provides a great value and really helps you reach job boards in a cost efficient manner. Before I was using BirdDog, I paid what the solution costs on job board advertising alone. It's a no brainer from a cost perspective and keeps your recruiting efforts compliant.

 
 

from Wornick Foods
Specialty: Manufacturing

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I like the ease of use, tracking of data and applicants, and reporting features.

Likes Least

There are constant product updates (which is good that the software is continuing to develop). Although when released, there seem to be a lot of new glitches that appear. It's nothing terrible, but is just noticeable. Selecting the back button does not actually bring you back to the page you were on for all web pages. Their response time to issues is good. However, the response time to actually resolve issues is less than desirable; 3-7 business days.

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I would like to be able to sort out the requisitions as well as the list of jobs, by date or shift or some method of categorization instead of having to sort through dozens of reqs.

 
 

from Four Seasons Environmental, Inc
Specialty: Maintenance / Field Service

Birddog recommendation

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I like the ease of use. It's a time saver and one stop for all our employment needs. Their people are friendly, knowledgeable, and readily available
We can train users at different locations with very little time and effort. We also have the option to expand our outreach for a new position when needed.

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Sometimes, a few of our users complain about the system being slow. This often is a local problem with the IT system they are using.

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They have simplified and made this very user-friendly. We are able to train users at different locations with very little effort

 
 

from Spartan Tool
Specialty: Manufacturing

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I like the Applicant Tracking System. The system is also very user-friendly.

Likes Least

View Counts should go back to being shown all the time.

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Compare each tool you are using. You will be able to see this tool has all you need.

 
 

from Comfort Systems USA
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

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Partnering with BirdDog has helped us leverage technology and become more competitive in finding and identifying qualified candidates. It has also advanced us significantly from a compliance perspective.

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There's a short waiting time for some design changes, but the work gets done.

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It's a good investment of our time, money and resources. It's been a positive experience overall.

 
 

from CE Holt Refrigeration
Specialty: Construction / Contracting

Pretty good product once you learn the setup

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I like the ease of setup and the ability to mass edit candidates at once.

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You constantly have to post a new jobs with new job ID #s to track, as jobs cannot be "refresh posted" on sites.

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Look at the cost and compare apples to apples. A lot of companies have a quick sell approach and get you on the back end with customizations and extras. BirdDog's price tag upfront is hefty, but it is for everything. You get unlimited users, posting, and support from them if you have questions.

 
 

from Aurora Casket Company, LLC
Specialty: Manufacturing

BirdDog Applicant Tracking - Very intuitive and easy to navigate

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It has a quick implementation time. It's easy to navigate and very intuitive. The desktop is clean-looking. It's integrated with many job boards.

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Nothing at this time. The system works as expected and as the demonstration showed it would.

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Look at a lot of systems and determine what is best for your environment. Some of the pricier systems do not have all the technology built in and are not as automated as we had hoped.

 
 
 
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