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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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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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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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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How to Use and Implement an Employee Referral Program to Fill Positions

Engineering, Architecture, and Construction roles can be a real challenge to fill, especially a mid-level (5 to 8 years of experience) role. There are a variety of concepts and strategies that can be used to recruit top engineering talent – but sometimes the greatest candidate can come from a referral within your organization. Let’s take…

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Assign a Project Champion to Your Engineering Recruiting Search for Optimal Results

Whether you’re doing your recruiting with an engineering search firm, your internal recruiting team, or a combination of the two, it’s critical that you treat the search just as you would a project. This means you need to designate a Project Manager or Project Champion for the search. Throughout my years of experience recruiting, I’ve…

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Using Recruitment Marketing to Attract Engineering Candidates in the Pre-Hiring Phase

WHAT IS RECRUITMENT MARKETING? Recruitment marketing refers to the tactics used to attract top talent in the pre-applicant phase of hiring. Notably, the notion of attracting candidates borrows best practices from the discipline of marketing, but with prospective employees, rather than customers, as the target audience. This is more important than ever in a competitive…

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