Following a due diligence checklist when hiring is critical for any role within your organization, and it is often something that gets overlooked in companies that don’t have clear processes and procedures for hiring new employees. The results of overlooking this final step in your hiring process can be devastating. As you know, adding people…

Read More

Whether you’re looking to make a change in your engineering career or not, your resume acts as a wonderful tool of reflection and planning. It’s the perfect time of year to review your professional accomplishments, projects, and new skills and to document them while they’re fresh in your mind. It’s also an opportunity to review…

Read More

I’ve had the honor of being involved with recruiting engineers for hundreds of companies who were seeking to hire over the last 20 years. And no doubt about it, the demand for skilled Engineers is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, the supply is not nearly as high. If you are going to hire the best…

Read More

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…

Read More

DEFINING CULTURAL FIT AND DIVERSITY THE RIGHT WAY CAN LEAD TO HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS Get a group of recruiters together to discuss hiring for “cultural fit” and get ready for a heated discussion. Companies need to hire for diversity, not conformity, some will say. However, hiring for cultural fit and diversity needn’t be mutually exclusive recruitment…

Read More

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…

Read More

We all know that top engineering candidates are hard to come by in today’s market. Headhunters can often be the way to go when you’re trying to identify and attract the cream of the crop in your unique field, but can you really afford one? The truth is that headhunters are cost-effective in some situations,…

Read More

Anyone who has managed employees in an office environment has had to deal with a less-than-stellar performer from time to time. But when is enough enough? How do you decide that it’s time to pull the plug, especially with a hard-to-replace engineer or specialist. There are a number of factors that may be cause for…

Read More

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…

Read More

Much has been written about why companies should foster a distinctive culture. For organizations of all sizes, thoughtful investment in company culture helps retain the best talent and drive stronger results. UNDERSTANDING COMPANY CULTURE IN THE HIRING PROCESS Not only does paying attention to cultural fit when hiring result in happier, more productive employees, it…

Read More