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BirdDog Career Center Partnership Helps Surveying and Heavy Construction Market Find Perfect-Fit Employees

May 31, 2011
BNP Media, parent company of POB and SitePrep, has formed a partnership with BirdDog Career Centers. The partnership combines the resources of the leading media company serving the A/E/C field with the leading job/career center resource focused on this market.



Troy, Michigan - BNP Media, parent company of POB and SitePrep, is pleased to announce a partnership with BirdDog Career Centers. The partnership combines the resources of the leading media company serving the A/E/C field with the leading job/career center resource focused on this market.

“We are excited to partner with BirdDog to provide job placement and career counseling solutions for our markets,” said BNP Media Publishing Director Tim Fausch. “Many of our markets are rebounding from hard times. This new career center allows us to help strengthen the surveying and heavy construction markets by matching employers with ideal employees.”

Companies seeking employees or job seekers can access the Career Center by clicking on the BNP/BirdDog widget found on the home pages of www.POBonline.com and www.siteprepmag.com. “The collective audience from our surveying/geomatics, heavy construction, mechanical systems, maintenance and construction brands approaches 1 million subscribers or Web site visitors,” added Fausch. “By partnering with BirdDog, we will help those pros solve employment challenges so they can focus more intently on serving their customers.”

During its 14-year history, BirdDog has helped more than 3,500 employers in specialized industries move to a strategy of planned hiring. In addition, the combined BirdDog family of sites and solutions has attracted more than 100,000 job seekers.

Tailored to business owners and hiring managers searching for uniquely qualified tradesmen, the industry-specific career center will be powered by BirdDog’s Candidate Acquisition & Management System (CAMS).

A web-enabled recruitment program customized for security, construction, mechanical and engineering companies, CAMS allows employers to post an open position once. CAMS then distributes the opening across the BirdDog family of niche job sites, including BirdDogJobs.com, MEPjobs.com and ASHRAEjobs.com.

Beyond posting jobs, CAMS helps hiring managers score, track and maintain a database of applicants. This not only helps fill current vacancies; it supports BirdDog’s philosophy of “always on recruiting,” which encourages companies to build a bench of qualified candidates for those emergency openings innate to the skilled trades.

In addition, CAMS creates a “paperless paper trail” for contractors held to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment regulations. (More on this available in BirdDog’s recent white paper, “Ten Thousand Shades of Gray – The Impact of Workforce Regulations on Federal Contractors.”) “The foundations of traditional recruiting are crumbling, and the war for talent is on in specialized industries,” said BirdDog VP of Marketing Doug Mitchell. “Companies with large recruiting budgets are snapping up key employees and using social networking, video and enhanced company career pages to attract both active and passive jobseekers. BirdDog levels the playing field for smaller companies.” “Business leaders in our specialized sectors tell us their top challenges today are a lack of available qualified talent and being overloaded with unqualified applicants that sap precious resources,” said Mitchell. “BirdDog puts innovative ‘always on recruiting’ techniques in front of employers, enabling them to break the cycle of reactive hiring.”

For more information on how your company can benefit by using the BNP Media/BirdDog Career Center, contact Doug Mitchell at dmitchell@birddogjobs.com; 515-473-9206.

About BirdDog
Founded in Des Moines in 1997 as Industry People Group, BirdDog hunts and retrieves specialized candidates then tracks and manages them through to the hire in the construction, infrastructure, facilities and engineering industries. The company powers niche job boards BirdDogJobs.com, MEPjobs.com, ASHRAEjobs.com, and AGCiajobs.com, connecting employers with jobseekers online. In addition, BirdDog offers a robust Web-based tool providing employers with simplified cross-posting and paperless management tools, reducing the time and investment required to bring top talent on board. For more information, visit birddogjobs.com or follow on Twitter @birddog_jobs.

About BNP Media
Troy, Michigan-based BNP Media provides business-to-business information to 50+ markets through 70+ brands. A fully-integrated media company, BNP provides superior content via print, digital editions, Web sites, eNewsletters, videos, podcasts, virtual events, Webinars, live events, custom media, iPad editions, and exclusive research. BNP Media specializes in serving the architecture, construction, engineering, mechanical systems, maintenance and security markets. Learn more by visiting www.bnpmedia.com.