HR + Payroll

Spectrum® HR and Payroll construction software turns your human resources and payroll operations into a well-oiled machine

Your employees are the important assets to your construction business. Attracting and retaining talented individuals and keeping them paid, informed and happy is critical to your operations. With Spectrum HR and Payroll, you can manage these processes with ease.


Spectrum HR and Payroll construction software manages the entire employee lifecycle including recruiting, hiring, training, benefits and payroll by providing tools to manage:

  • Recruiting and retention
  • Training and certifications
  • Employee benefits
  • OSHA forms and incident reports
  • Succession planning
  • Employee performance and reviews
  • Important dates and milestones
  • Certified payroll
  • Multi-state and multi-company payrolls
  • Union payrolls
  • Confidential payrolls
  • Online time entry


HR + Payroll Construction Software: Streamline all of your personnel data management and create a secure virtual filing cabinet that digitizes your employee records

Spectrum gives you a secure vehicle to easily store, track and access all of your human resources data. Eliminate the paper trail, while creating a better audit trail.

With Spectrum’s HR functionality, you have all the employee information you need, at your fingertips, including review forms, training logs, incident reports, direct deposit and earnings history and much more. Automatic alerts ensure that everything from required training and certification documents to benefit eligibilities and anniversaries remain up to date and don’t slip through the cracks.


HR + Payroll Construction Software: Build and Easily Manage a Talented, Successful Workforce with Spectrum Talent Management, Powered by BirdDogHR

Turn your HR department into a well-oiled machine that consistently recruits, develops, and retains the best talent in the industry to create winning teams. Spectrum Talent Management is powered by BirdDog HR, leader in cloud-based construction industry HR solutions. As an integral part of Spectrum’s HR capabilities, Spectrum Talent Management helps you:

  • Recruit the best teams
  • Onboard new employees with ease
  • Improve productivity through performance management tools
  • Foster educational opportunities and grow employee skills
  • Streamline HR documentation and communication
  • Establish and execute smooth succession plans


HR + Payroll Construction Software: Realize a smooth payroll process and reduce headaches

From handling union versus non-union wages to certified payroll to ever-adjusting pay scales to variable tax rates and multiple jobs, managing your construction company’s payroll can be daunting challenge each week. But with Spectrum, it doesn’t have to be.

Spectrum’s Payroll construction software solution integrates seamlessly throughout Spectrum to connect all of the dots and ensure that everyone is paid correctly and on time. Spectrum Payroll supports certified payroll for government jobs, union payroll tracking and reporting, confidential payroll and multi-state payroll.

Spectrum automatically calculates the appropriate local, state and federal income taxes and withholds payroll taxes based on where work was performed. Spectrum supports multiple tax identification numbers and can provide employees working for more than one company during the same pay period with a single paycheck.

Spectrum allows you to easily manage multiple union variables, such as cash benefits, deductions and add-ons. Spectrum automatically updates pay rates even if they occur in the middle of a payroll cycle—ensuring that you stay current with your union contracts if they change.


Empower your employees by letting them enter their own time and get access to their payroll and HR data

With the powerful Spectrum Dashboard application, Employee Kiosk, all of your employees will be to enter their own hours, as well as view and print payroll check stubs, W-2 forms and other information. Additionally the Payroll Time Entry mobile app allows supervisors and project managers to enter labor and equipment hours remotely from the field without having to wait until they return to the office.

With strict security and permission settings, you can control who creates, views, modifies and deletes any employee data, while date- and time-stamped records of any HR and payroll activities within Spectrum creates a thorough audit trail.


Spectrum HR and Payroll manages hiring processes, employee benefits and payroll by providing:

  • Employee management and benefits
  • OSHA Forms and incident reports
  • Important date tracking
  • Certified Payroll
  • Multi-state and multi-company payrolls
  • Union payrolls
  • Online time entry for employees
  • Comprehensive Security

Streamline employee data management by securely re- cording and tracking personnel information across Spectrum. HR and Payroll provide easy access to all the information you need for effective, confidential and efficient employee management.

Create a secure virtual filing cabinet within Spectrum and do away with keeping paper employee records in your office.

Maintain employee confidentiality while giving assigned personnel access to information they need to do their jobs with a secure central location for tracking all data related to HR management.

Fully automate employee management with a structured, yet flexible, way to track applicants, set up new employee in- formation  and employee  benefits, track vacation  accruals, document performance reviews, perform salary adjustments, track drug and alcohol testing, document OSHA and safety requirements, and record skills and certifications.


safety first

Quickly access complete personnel information including review forms, training logs, direct deposit and earnings history from the Employee Info Bar. 

Identify safety trends and reduce the likelihood of accidents with incident reports that can be specific to employees, days of the week or time of day. Create OSHA incidents using 300, 300A or 301 forms. 

Be proactive and stop worrying about deadlines with automatic alerts on everything from required training and certifications to benefit eligibility and anniversary dates. 

Protect your business from overpayments as Spectrum automatically calculates the appropriate local, state and federal income taxes and withholds payroll taxes based on where work was performed.



Tools For Collaborative Work

Provide employees working for more than one company during the same pay period with a single paycheck thanks to Spectrum’s versatility and support of multiple tax identification numbers.

Manage union payrolls with  ease. Spectrum  handles multiple variables associated with unions, including cash benefits, deductions and add-ons. 

Stay current as union contracts change, the software updates pay rates, even if the change occurs in the middle of a payroll cycle the previous and new rates will be reflected on a single paycheck.



Offer all your employees the ability to enter their time online, to view and print their payroll check stubs and to print out their W-2 forms with Spectrum’s Employee Kiosk, regardless of your number of Spectrum licenses.

Protect sensitive and confidential portions of personnel records including performance issues, dates of birth and results of drug and alcohol testing with Spectrum’s multiple layers of user-defined security.

Control who can create, view, modify and delete employee data by giving key personnel individual security privileges to see only the records necessary to perform their roles.

Maintain date and time stamped records of any activity performed within HR including who made the changes, as well as the original and updated information within the software’s Audit Log.

Comprehensive HR and payroll processing tools ensure adherence to regulations. Maintain secure tracking of employee data including benefits, OHSA, holiday and sick time and more. Manage complex payroll including union, multi-state, multi-company, and changing tax and withholding scenarios.

Innovative Technology

We have done more than simply put Spectrum in the cloud—it has been designed specifically for the cloud, providing an intuitive interface that allows you to work from any connected device, anywhere, at anytime simply by launching a web browser. Spectrum delivers the convenience of true cloud computing without sacrificing control. You own the licenses, you manage access and security, and you choose how to implement the software. Host Spectrum yourself, or take advantage of the enterprise-class, secure hosting services where your software runs on hardware dedicated to your company.



Tools For Collaborative Work

Spectrum delivers communication and collaboration tools that help everyone work better together. The Spectrum Dashboard is an information portal for everyone in your company.  Your entire staff not just licensed users—can launch and modify their own Dashboard, putting real-time, relevant information in front of everyone on your team. Vital measurements  such as Work In Progress, Cost to Complete, Over/Under Billing, and Earned Revenue are available on a single screen. Spectrum’s accounting and operational application work together, allowing you to drill into both the financial and logistic details of all your jobs.


Unmatch Ease-of-Use

Spectrum is designed to be user friendly so you can spend time running your business, not figuring out how to run your software. With Spectrum, there are no complex menus to master and memorize. Start from the interactive Dashboard that you customize to fit your needs and dive into detailed information and the work you need to get done. As you work, a responsive InfoBar is always present, giving you one-click access to tasks data related to what you are doing.


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