Who Uses This Software?

BirdDogHR works with all companies but with a focus on construction, engineering and supply with employee sizes of 100-10,000 employees.


Average Ratings

42 Reviews
  • 4 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BirdDogHR
  • birddoghr.com
  • Founded 1997
  • United States

About BirdDogHR

BirdDogHR provides learning management system, succession planning, collaboration, onboarding, performance management, recruitment and applicant tracking modules. As a leader in delivering easy-to-use recruiting software and services, the BirdDogHR proven cloud-based solution drives candidate flow, shortens time to hire, centralizes communication, and reduces your cost of recruiting. BirdDogHR clients span all industries with an emphasis on construction, engineering and supply.


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BirdDogHR Features

  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Attendance Management
  • Benefits Management
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Self Service Portal
  • Succession Planning
  • Time Off Management
  • Timesheets
  • Training Management
  • Academic / Education
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Built-In Course Authoring
  • Certification Management
  • Corporate / Business
  • eCommerce
  • Gamification
  • Gradebook
  • Mobile Learning
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Learning
  • Student Portal
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Testing / Assessments
  • Training Companies
  • Video Conferencing
  • Course Management
  • E-Verify / I-9 Forms
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Handbook
  • Employee Portal
  • File Management
  • Job Description Management
  • Orientation Management
  • Task Management
  • Tax Forms
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Ad Hoc Reviews
  • Appraisal History Tracking
  • Cascading Goals
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Tracking
  • Custom Rating Scales
  • Custom Review Forms
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Peer Appraisals
  • Review Cycle Tracking
  • Review Form Templates
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Appraisals
  • Weighted Performance Measures
  • Assessments
  • Background Screening
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Candidate Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commission & Payroll Management
  • CRM
  • Internal HR
  • Interview Management
  • Job Requisition
  • Onboarding
  • Recruiting Firms
  • Reference Checking
  • Resume Parsing
  • Resume Search
  • Self Service Portal
  • Career Development Planning
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Employee Lifecycle Management
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • Job Description Management
  • Onboarding
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Recruiting Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Training Management

BirdDogHR Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Lead Corporate Recruiter

Nov 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great to have all candidates in one place to manage applicants, keep documents and manage stages of hiring process.

Our first ATS

Nov 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent Customer Service - Any time we need assistance, our Account Manager is quick to respond with a helpful answer. User Friendly - The system is very easy to navigate, of course there was a learning curve, primarily because it was our first ATS. Customizable - The more we use the ATS, the more we make it our own; emails, logos, job posting, sort and search functions, etc.

First dive into Applicant Tracking

Nov 21, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: We've learned lots of tricks along the way to help build our applicant processes---some from BirdDog and some we have discovered ourselves.

Pros: This was our first dive into using an ATS and we've been happy with the progress. Our contacts at BirdDog are always available and helpful. Our job posts work great with our company web page and look nice. The automated processes save us time.

Cons: Some of the screens move slow at times---lots of clicking but you get used to it. The latest upgrade added a step that requires a few more clicks to get past when moving from one candidate to the next.

Outstanding Product

Nov 21, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: BirdDog HR is an outstanding product. Easy to use, great customer support, all around wonderful product.

Cons: I would like to see more sorting features and reporting options. The good thing is, BirdDog HR is always listening to their customers and constantly installing updates, keeping their customers informed as well.

Keep Looking for a Better Solution

Nov 07, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Look at other options. There are so many out there, many that are more integrated with an HRMS and that have responsive customer service. Consider your candidate experience as well and you'll find a better solution.

Pros: *It's geared to my industry (Construction). *It's also used by several others in my industry which can help people in our industry find postings for open jobs. *They also manage some of the free boards that are specific to the construction industry. *The system does make it easy for multiple people to be informed when an application is completed.

Cons: *The user experience leaves a great deal to be desired. Both for applicants and recruiters. When I used this system, I often wondered how many people abandoned the application mid-way through the process. (I was hired using this system and I was certainly not impressed by the ATS.) *The system is not very intuitive. *The system tries to rate candidates for you but we found the criteria used to be very poor. The 5-star applicants were often very poor candidates and the low scoring candidates were often a better fit. *Emails informing you of new applications are sent only once per day rather than as they happen. *When there were concerns, customer service rarely had solutions. They are not terribly responsive (except in the last few days before your contract is up for renewal).

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on November 08, 2017

As a former customer we will take your feedback and perceptions under careful consideration. These concerns are very easily addressed and resolved by open communication with customer care and configuration changes to the system. We feel we endeavored to help you and meet your needs. We appreciated our multi-year business relationship with Story Construction.

Applicant tracking system that saves time & money!

Aug 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Great overall system. Meets all of the Government contracting requirements. BirdDog actually pushes out updates to ensure we are compliant. Great people, great product. Customizable system is great, and allows us to use their system in different ways than initially intended.

Pros: The Customer Service at BirdDog is truly second to none. Customer Service reps are knowledgeable, friendly, and will help with whatever your needs are. They even will make enhancement recommendations on your behalf. While we were implementing the system, I made suggestions for things I wanted to see in the system as future enhancements. They implemented them very quickly! They actually ask for feedback and are always looking to improve their product. While the product isn't perfect, a company who is interested in fine tuning and keeping the customer happy is a welcome change. (We recently left a much bigger, much more expensive product that never quite worked right, and there was no desire to help us fix it.)

Cons: There very little documentation, because of how customizable the system is, however, Customer Service will gladly walk you through any issues.

Great product, better customer service.

Jun 28, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use platform, aesthetically pleasing. Customer service is by far the best in the business. They are attentive and take may needs, questions and concerns seriously.

Cons: Has so many features of an HRIS. Adding info about benefits and time off (PTO) management would be great.

Good product for the price!

May 04, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This is a good product for the price, it has lots of features and is user friendly. The added integration of free job boards was one of the main reasons we selected the product and have had good results so far. Customer service is usually very fast and helpful.

Cons: Not enough customization when needed. There are many times when we need a small process changed or need another option for our users but they are unable to accommodate. The dashboard and custom reporting need more work to be fully functional and customizable, errors pop up frequently or results are returned incorrectly.

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on May 11, 2017

Thanks for the great review. We are glad the BirdDogHR ATS is meeting your needs. While the software isn¿t customizable because it¿s on a SaaS platform, we¿ll have your account manager reach out to see if there are additional configurations that will better match your processes.

Great system to use for basic HRIS functions

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I've never used BirdDog HR until my company decided to try it out. Initially, it was hard for me to adapt. I was able to get in contact with a team member and after receiving training on the systems capabilities and options, it had a lot offer and was pleased.

Pros: It is easy to understand how the system works.

Cons: System is slow and times out quickly. I don't like how when I want to filter through, I don't have the option to filter open, closed or all requisitions.

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on March 01, 2017

We appreciate your feedback and customer satisfaction is very important to us. We¿re actively looking into why the system may be acting slow for you, that is very concerning to us. For the time stamp, there are many areas in the system that add a time stamp, we¿d like to better understand which area you¿re referring to. Your account manager will reach out to learn more about your needs.

Good software for the price; still needs a little work

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customer Service, layout for candidate is easy with the drag and drop in your resume feature. Honestly, that's all I can say so for about the pros.

Cons: No SOP to try and troubleshoot or learn features on your own; I always have to email an account rep to clarify or show me how to use a feature. Talent feature is very time consuming, as you have to load everything manually into their system and there have been several bugs and glitches.

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on March 01, 2017

Thanks for your feedback. Your account manager will reach out to you to see what additional training we can offer to help with any areas.

Easy to use and good for start up

Feb 21, 2017
3/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: BirdDogHR is easy to use however it is a slow system. Good for basic use.

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: Wish it would time stamp information and notes

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on March 01, 2017

We appreciate your feedback and customer satisfaction is very important to us. We¿re actively looking into why the system may be acting slow for you, that is very concerning to us. For the time stamp, there are many areas in the system that add a time stamp, we¿d like to better understand which area you¿re referring to. Your account manager will reach out to learn more about your needs.

Works in some aspects, definitely not in others.

Nov 17, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on November 18, 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.

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Nov 17, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 4.0/10 Not
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Comments: 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.

Cons: 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.

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on November 18, 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.

Good but needs work

Nov 10, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Had some really good and bad experiences. Overall, it does a great job of managing applicants but lacks some umph.

Pros: 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

Vendor Response

by BirdDogHR on November 18, 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.

New BirdDogHR LMS customer, ATS customer for 1 year

Oct 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: Be willing to help them develop their products, be patient.

BDHR ATS Review

Jun 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
3.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3.5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Centalized database of candidate information. 50+ job boards and the ease in applying.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: Give it time, we did not like it the first few months.

Daily use as a recruiter.

Jun 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The integration to job posting sites is a great feature.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: Overall good, just a few glitches with minor functionality.

Easy to use! Great Customer Service!

Feb 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It is very user friendly and if you have a question you can get an answer quickly from their customer support.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

New User Review

Jan 27, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Look no further, this is the software you need!

Nov 16, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

Exactly what we were looking for!

Jul 20, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The ease of posting to every site we use. The support is also amazing, helpful, prompt, and knowledgeable.

Cons: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

BirdDogHR is a GREAT ATS!!!!!

Jun 30, 2015
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It was so easy to use, I got a lot of great feedback from applicants as well.

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

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

Best ATS EVER!

Jun 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

Feeling Organized!

May 05, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I love that this software is construction industry specific and extremely easy to use!

Cons: 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 to other buyers: 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.

BirdDog Review

Dec 10, 2014
4/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the ease of use, tracking of data and applicants, and reporting features.

Cons: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Birddog recommendation

Dec 09, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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

Review of BirdDog Recruitment and ATS

Dec 09, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the Applicant Tracking System. The system is also very user-friendly.

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

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

Positive Results

Dec 05, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: It's a good investment of our time, money and resources. It's been a positive experience overall.

Pretty good product once you learn the setup

Dec 03, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I like the ease of setup and the ability to mass edit candidates at once.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

BirdDog Applicant Tracking - Very intuitive and easy to navigate

Nov 26, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: 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.

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

Recommendations to other buyers: 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.

Hiring is Simplified!

Nov 10, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: BirdDog makes our selection process much easier by posting to several job sites (including our own webpage) and allowing us to track respondents all in one place. It's also very easy to make real-time updates to any of our posts.

Cons: I don't have any. I think this product is an extremely useful tool that every company should consider.

Recommendations to other buyers: This software has greatly improved our company's visibility in the job market. Since we started using BirdDog, our number of applicants has soared.

Review For BirdDog

Nov 06, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: We are so pleased that we have joined forces with BirdDog to fill our employment needs that we have eliminated all other forms of employment except for referrals. This product has enabled us to manage applicants more efficiently and to collaborate on each applicant if necessary.

Cons: There are so many attributes to this product that it is hard to pinpoint a "least like" that would be a significant deterrent to using this product. The vendor has made suggestions when necessary to minimize or eliminate functions that were less than perfect. Again, we have a great customer service representative, which helps cure all ills.

Recommendations to other buyers: Talk to others who use the product. Make a list of the tasks you perform currently when trying to fill a position for comparison with this product. Upon complete comparison, examine whether the tasks the product offers exceed your current tasks, and for those not done by the software, examine the necessity of performing such a task.

One stop shop for recruiting!

Oct 30, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like how everything is at your fingertips including a tracking system of how many attempts you have made in contacting them. I also like that and you can go over a résumé and call the applicant in seconds by simply clicking a button. It's very handy and makes light work of ad call screening.

Cons: I haven't run into any issues as of yet. That said, I have nothing I like the least about it, because literally everything about it makes my job of recruiting easier.

Recommendations to other buyers: Time yourself and see how much time it takes you to do your screening and then try this out and do the same to see if it saves time. In this world, time is money and saving your time is everything.

Great product, great support, great value

Oct 24, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: BirdDog pays particular attention to our company's industry: construction. There is good value for the features and capabilities of the product, and they have a great sales and support team.

Cons: I wish there was some more flexibility in sorting and filtering candidates.

Recommendations to other buyers: You don't have to go with one of the big names. BirdDog gives you all the basics, and the social media sharing is especially helpful in getting your job opportunities out there in front of more people. I have not implemented all the features yet, but I look forward to it.

Very useful software

Oct 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: The software is incredibly easy to use. It makes contacting applicants simple and helps keep all the resumes organized. You can track applicants in different stages of the process and add custom labels to each applicant. Not only is the software extremely user-friendly, but it also makes posting to the maximum amount of job boards as seamless as possible. I love this software!

Birddog: my one stop shop for recruiting

Oct 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I use Birddog HR on a daily basis. It is so helpful to have everything I need in one spot. I can create ads, post jobs, sort resumes, communicate with candidates - all in a few clicks.
In addition, I can order my background checks, MVRs, drug tests all within minutes.
Customer service is incredible - I have no complains about that.
Birddog also does an amazing job educating their clients. Webinars, monthly notes, tips for better recruiting - they offer it all. And I take full advantage of it.
And the list could go on & on...

job postings

Oct 23, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Rachel walked me thorough making improvements on our job postings to help generate more responses to our adds. She was very thorough in explaining the steps as well as offering expert advice to help improve our postings.

Very useful tool for recruiting.

Sep 18, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I have used other sites before with minimal response, or weak candidates. I like the rating system and the ability to save notes to track candidates.

Cons: The same candidates applying multiple times that were not qualified pop up sometimes.

Recommendations to other buyers: I would say give this a try. I find it to be a very useful recruiting tool for my particular industry of sales.

very good tool to find employees

Sep 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
4.5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4.5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The screening questions are awesome. They really speed up the process.

Cons: This site is great and easy to use. I have nothing bad to say.

Recommendations to other buyers: Use this site and call people right away to set up interviews.

Very useful

Sep 17, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It's very user-friendly and easy to use. I always have a lot of resumes to review whenever I have ads posted.

Cons: There aren't enough updates sent to users via email. Updates regularly about resumes time in box would help.

Recommendations to other buyers: Mark resumes like emails. If they have been reviewed, make them a different shade of color so we know what we have already looked at. Also, allow the ability to flag resumes for later viewing or a reminder to review again or even to signal another user to view it.

BirdDog has greatly helped in organizing my applicants!

Sep 09, 2014
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The account manager that helped me get started, Karen, was incredibly attentive and made everything very smooth for me! The product is great; I really like being able to keep all my applicants in one place and being able to post my jobs directly from the site as well!

Cons: There are a few small details that could use some improvement in my opinion, such as candidate filtering, but overall, this product is great!

Recommendations to other buyers: This is great software if you are looking for easy access to applicants for more than one manager.

Four+ years.

Feb 01, 2014
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: BirdDog has invested a great deal of attention and resources into their system over the last couple years, transforming the site. The staff is a knowledgeable group and very attentive to customer needs. I like the ability to track applicant data, the ease with which it syncs with our website, and the ability to advertise and produce compliance reports.

Cons: BirdDog has been very helpful addressing all my requests for improvements.

Recommendations to other buyers: The BirdDog system is customizable to fit the needs for the ¿mom and pop¿ shop or the 1,000+ employee federal contractor. Explore all of the options BirdDog provides.