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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