Any business is only as productive and successful as its talent—and most construction companies realize this and are looking for solutions to better manage talent.

In fact, depending on the position, a bad hire can cost an organization anywhere from $25,000 to $300,000 according to researchers at the NBRI (National Business Research Institute),, Addison, Texas. With the help of technology, construction companies can improve the hiring process, as well as ongoing HR (human resource) management.

Recently, BirdDog,, Urbandale, Iowa, and Wonderlic,, Vernon Hills, Ill., partnered in order to complete an integration of the BirdDog ATS (application tracking software) and Wonderlic assessments. The integration provides customers of both organizations with two outcomes: centralized recruiting and pre-hire candidate profiles.

The BirdDog ATS helps organizations to accomplish several objectives: target and attract top candidates, manage the interview process, and report on recruitment success. Wonderlic provides pre-employment assessments to screen prospective employees.

With the integration, these solutions enable organizations to view candidates’ Wonderlic assessment results by clicking a link from within BirdDog ATS. This integration also provides recruiting leaders with a centralized location to access completed candidate information. Ultimately the outcome is a faster time to hire and streamlined hiring process.

Ken Silber, executive vice president, Wonderlic, says qualified, motivated employees are the backbone of every successful organization. He adds that providing businesses with innovative tools and technologies that enable more informed and efficient hiring decisions is the goal of the partnership.

While this is one example, construction companies are more often looking for technology solutions that will help manage the HR process and hiring of talent. The question remains: How is your construction company using technology to improve the hiring process?