Tight Labor Market = Unconventional Benefits On The Rise

In a historically tight labor market, employers are trying to compete in hiring (and keeping) top talents by offering more unconventional benefits. Multiple studies have confirmed that what drives workers to shift jobs are for benefits that promote a better work-life balance, rather than just for better pay. In a Glassdoor.com survey on the importance… Read more »

January 2018 Adds Most Jobs In 17 Years

As the economy continues to swing upwards in workforce participation, this article from Manufacturing.net discusses the record-high in job vacancies the U.S. is currently experiencing and its effects on businesses’ hiring strategies: U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most… Read more »

How To Find Passive Engineering Candidates

With the national unemployment hovering at or below 4%, finding passive candidates for technology jobs has become the obvious path among very few options. So how does one go about finding these elusive passive candidates? Understand Motivation Passive candidates are, by definition, not actively looking for a new job. Something has to prompt them or… Read more »

Engineering Hiring and Salaries On The Rise

As the economy continues to trend upward, so has employment outlook and employees’ pay rates. Among the jobs that are projected to go on the rise are multiple engineering professions. According to a recent article by DesignNews.com, hiring for Engineers is projected to continue rising due to the demand in various industries such as rebuilding… Read more »

The Pros and Cons of Hiring an Employee Who Left the Company

It’s not an uncommon scenario: An employee leaves the company, only to reapply years later when a relevant position opens. And it’s a situation that gives many hiring managers pause. Should you consider rehiring a former employee who quit? Here are the pros and cons of rehiring an employee who once left the company: Pros:… Read more »

What Skills Will Survive In Manufacturing Hiring?

Though manufacturing hiring is expected to trend upwards, there are skills that are more in-demand, and some that are rapidly declining. Which ones are yours? Softwareadvice.com writer and Market Research Analyst Justin Guinn wrote about the employment projections of different manufacturing positions, and what skills will continue to be sought after by employers: For better… Read more »

Engineering Job Offers: What Should You Do If a Candidate Is Facing Multiple Offers?

In a competitive market where top talent is scarce, it is inevitable at some point you’ll make an offer to a candidate who is also considering offers from one or more of your competitors. While the ultimate decision will come from the candidate, you don’t have to stand by helplessly while the candidate decides. Here’s… Read more »

The Benefits of Hiring Veterans for Your Open Engineering Jobs

Many engineers start their careers in the armed forces. While most eventually leave active military service, they don’t leave behind the skills and character traits learned during their service. Here are some of the most compelling reasons to hire military veterans to fill open engineering positions. Veterans know how to focus and complete a mission…. Read more »

Lessons Learned From Dyson’s Unconventional Hiring Process

Inventor and Industrial Designer James Dyson and his company, Dyson, are synonymous in creating high-tech home appliances. From the world’s first bagless vacuum cleaner to creating bladeless electric fans, Dyson is a prime example of how engineers can produce innovative solutions to daily home challenges. But how do they hire for world changing engineers? Forbes… Read more »

Reasons You Keep Losing Your Best Engineers (and What You Can Do About It)

Engineering talent is essential to a wide range of businesses, but finding and keeping the best engineers is a constant challenge. If your top engineering staff keep leaving for offers with competing companies, you can take steps to address the issue—and become a company engineers love to join, rather than one they leave. Here are… Read more »