Filling Engineering roles, especially the mid-level (5 to 8 years of experience), can be a real challenge. There are many concepts and strategies to recruit top engineering talent that I’ve shared in previous posts, but oftentimes great employees can come from referrals within your organization. So, today I wanted to take a deeper dive on…

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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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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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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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As many of you know who are hiring in this market, finding Engineering talent to add to your team is a challenge. Despite your best efforts to hire on your own, it is sometimes necessary to enlist the support of, and partner with, an Engineering Staffing Agency. With over 20 years in the recruiting business…

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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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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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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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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,…

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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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