Why Creating a Coaching Culture is Key to Recruiting & Retention Success

Recruiting and retention challenges remain among the most concerning for companies that hire engineering professionals. In speaking with many of our clients, attracting and retaining talent is their greatest concern as they look to the future. It was projected that the Millennial generation would make up 48% of our workforce by 2020. By the year…

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Engineer Recruiting: How to Craft the Perfect Job Description to Recruit the Top Engineers

The days of posting a job description for an engineering position and waiting for qualified talent to contact you are long gone. If you’re going to focus your efforts on engineer recruiting and attract top engineering talent, you must make a compelling case for why your opportunity is better than your competitors. It’s critical that…

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3 Recruitment Strategies with the Best ROI/ROE

Traditional recruitment strategies are no longer enough to fill most positions, let alone high demand/low supply jobs in the engineering profession. The days of determining you have a need, then posting a job and sifting through resumes are long gone. Companies who want to remain competitive and thrive in today’s hiring environment need to look…

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Collaborating with Your Engineering Job Recruiters Equals Hiring Success

Engineering job recruiters are an extension of your company. They are the eyes, ears, and mouthpiece for your organization. With that in mind, it’s so important that as the leader of your organization you understand and support this concept, and if you have a hiring manager, they need to understand this as well. The more…

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Employee Feedback is the Key to Becoming a Better Leader and Creating an Amazing Culture within Your Organization

We all know the saying, “You can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken.” Lack of knowledge, self-awareness, and personal bias create blind spots in our businesses and our lives, and blind spots are a recipe for disaster. If you change lanes when someone is in your blind spot while driving…the outcome is not…

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Beyond the Job Board — Finding Better Ways to Hire Great Engineering Talent.

In today’s competitive talent market, finding and recruiting a good engineer can be difficult, and finding one with the right skills who also works well within your company culture can seem like an impossible task. But does it really need to be so hard? BOARD TO TEARS Does it feel like you’re spending all of…

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How to Incorporate Networking into Your Engineering Recruitment Strategy

You must ALWAYS be recruiting, and to do that, you need to be where the people you’re trying to recruit are. Networking is a critical component to your engineering recruitment strategy and must be considered part of your long game. The more you network and the longer you do it, the more benefits you will…

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8 Hiring Practices to Keep up with the Latest Engineering Workforce Trends

Sometimes it seems impossible to find good engineers in this tight market. Without talented people, your company may struggle to stay competitive. Many recruiting tactics that were successful in the past have lost their effectiveness due to market changes. New hiring trends are emerging to adapt to this new recruiting landscape.   DIFFICULTY RECRUITING AND…

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Four Ways To Kick Interviewer Bias To The Curb

CULTURAL FIT? PRICELESS. It’s awesome to see a new recruit acing their first week on the job. They’re thriving. Already connecting with clients and colleagues. Meshing well. It’s evident they’re aligned with the company mission and philosophy. Job well done, recruiter. The thing is—hiring for cultural fit often gets a bad rap. There’s a misconception…

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Utilizing a Due Diligence Checklist is Crucial when Hiring Engineers

Utilizing a Due Diligence Checklist is Crucial when Hiring Engineers In my career consulting with engineering companies regarding their recruiting needs, I’ve heard some hiring horror stories that serve as cautionary tales. These bad experiences could have been avoided had these companies followed a checklist and done their due diligence during their hiring process. Adding…

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