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50 Most Admired Companies of the Year 2016

Simplify Talent Management with BirdDogHR


Serving companies headquartered in North America, BirdDogHR’s mission is to help organizations most effectively organize and manage their greatest asset – people.”

 Talent management is the top concern of most companies today. Hiring, engaging and retaining the best team is a critical business strategy. Based out of Des Moines, IA, USA, BirdDogHR offers a complete and easy-to-use talent management system. HR leaders are choosing this solution because it is full-featured and helps them manage the employee lifecycle from hire to retire. The intuitive and mobile-friendly design drives rapid adoption and ROI.

The company simplifies talent management for hard-working organizations by providing recruitment and applicant tracking, onboarding, performance management, learning management, succession planning and managed services – with reporting for compliance included. As a leader in delivering easy-to-use talent management software and services, BirdDogHR’s proven cloud-based solution improves candidate quality and flow, shortens time to hire, centralizes learning and increases employee productivity.

BirdDogHR customers see ROI in effective growth management, bottom line results and compliance peace of mind. They appreciate the ability to implement a single module or multiple modules at one time. The flexibility of the system allows the solution to expand as customer talent management needs evolve.

The BirdDogHR Talent Management System
As an organization’s talent management needs change, it can implement any module combination with BirdDogHR’s Talent Management System. By being integrated, modular and responsive, the system simplifies employee management right from recruitment to retirement.

Attracting skilled talent is key to success. BirdDogHR Recruitment and Applicant Tracking helps companies hire top talent with a branded online career page, easy applicant apply process, enhanced job distribution, streamlined candidate management and reporting for efficiency and OFCCP compliance.

 Onboarding and Training
When a company offers the right training the result is a highly-skilled and engaged team. BirdDogHR Learning Management helps companies centralize training and certifications. Companies can implement training plans on day one to jumpstart onboarding and then guide employees through training needed to be successful in their current position and prepare them for future promotions.

Performance Management and Succession Planning
When employee goals reinforce company goals, everyone drives toward the same results. BirdDogHR Performance Management and BirdDogHR Succession Planning enable companies to combine corporate goals with individual goals and track progress against achieving them. Using a 9 box visual grid managers can also quickly identify high potentials.

Key Differentiating Factors

  • Manage the entire employee lifecycle from hire to retire 
    Workforce skill and knowledge powers a company’s sustainability and growth. If it isn’t attracting and retaining the best team, its projects and, worse yet, customers could suffer. BirdDogHR™ offers a complete talent management system to help firms achieve their recruiting, onboarding and employee engagement goals.
  • The talent management system is full-featured 
    The BirdDogHR Talent Management System is a talent management solution that works for a company’s workforce – not the other way around. The system is completely modular and can grow with the changing needs of the workforce.
  • Focus on compliance
    BirdDogHR has a rich history of serving companies with federal contracts and has been doing it since 1997. Throughout its history, the company has direct connections with the Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs and with multiple affirmative action plan providers. These relationships enable it to stay ahead of changing requirements and regulations. Using the BirdDogHR Talent Management System record keeping requirements are available immediately when they go into effect. They are automatically added to the system and can be configured off if they aren’t required. When a company chooses the BirdDogHR Talent Management System, it is choosing the solution that is the best compliance record keeping tool.
  • It is easy to start and use
    When a firm selects BirdDogHR, it is choosing a nimble partner and solution willing to integrate with any current HR system that it has. The BirdDogHR Talent Management System is easy to implement with hands-on implementation and then simple to navigate immediately with an integrated and mobile-friendly interface. From applicants applying to a company to employees taking online training, the system was created to be used by today’s mobile, social and collaborative workforce.
  • BirdDogHR is here to listen and help
    BirdDogHR is a customer-focused company. It offers 3 levels of support at no extra charge. Customer question response time is generally under 2 hours for most requests.

 Customer Verticals
BirdDogHR’s customer verticals include federal contractors and construction, engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management and energy. Some of the company’s clients are UTZ, Zerorez, Wornick Foods, Spawglass and over 900 others.

Customer Testimonials
“I think about talent in a very integrated way. Your employees need to have one experience…and that’s hard to find in one system. It’s hard to find in a system that’s quite intuitive to use, and it’s hard to find at a good price point.

BirdDogHR absolutely does all of those things.” – Kim Janson,Executive VP of Sales & HR, SC3

“The Iowa AGC, BirdDogHR and the DOT developed what I would consider to be a state of the art process and tool to help contractors and the DOT administrate jobs in a much more effective manner. Every time I think about BirdDogHR, I think about the efficiency and completeness BirdDogHR provides to contractors.” – Paul Trombino III, Iowa DOT

Knowing the Key Executive

Todd Skokan, President & CEO – As President and CEO, Todd Skokan brings to BirdDogHR 22 years of experience and vision in the human capital management industry and a strong track record of leading double and triple digit company growth.

Leading the BirdDogHR team since 2013, Todd has produced unprecedented results. In 2015, the company was named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing companies with 103% revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. The company also produced 53% revenue growth in 2014 over 2013. Under Todd’s leadership, both he and BirdDogHR have been recognized numerous times by the Technology

Association of Iowa as Prometheus Award finalists. Awards include 2016 CEO of the Year and Top Growth Company, 2015 Technology Company of the Year and Top Growth Company, and 2014 Break Out Award. Todd, however, views his greatest achievement to be fostering an ethical, collaborative work environment based on servant leadership principles and transparency. Employees agree as they named BirdDogHR one of Iowa’s Top 150 workplaces in 2015.

Before joining BirdDogHR, Todd served as Vice President of several human capital management organizations domestically and globally, many of them providing SaaS solutions. He has a Bachelor of Finance degree from the University of Nebraska.

“With a focus on federal contractors, construction, engineering and supply, we’ve provided software and services to help companies with their specialized people needs since 1997.”