Diagnosing the Problem: Why Your Staffing Plan is Falling Short

For companies seeking to improve the quality and efficiency of their staffing, creating a staffing plan is half the battle. The other half is creating a staffing plan that works—and troubleshooting that staffing plan when problems arise. Here are several common points at which staffing plans fall short, and what to do if your hiring… Read more »

Bay Area 1st Graders Go To Maker Faire

20 1st graders from A.J. Dorsa attended the 2017 Maker Faire on May 19th in San Mateo, CA. The students, along with their chaperones, were treated to the “Biggest Show and Tell On Earth” where they were able to see first-hand the innovative exhibits made by inventors, engineers and technology enthusiasts. The kids were able… Read more »

How Engaging Your Manufacturing Employees Can Prevent Turnovers

Over the last 5 years, manufacturing has seen a steady growth in hiring in the U.S. with unemployment rates going down to 3.9%. With a very hot job market, employers must come up with ways to retain their current workforce and not lose them to their competitors. Neil Pickering, Marketing & Industry Insights Manager at… Read more »

Playing to Win: Professional Development Strategies for Engineers

Engineering is a competitive field, and like most professional fields, it is susceptible to the vagaries of economic fluctuation. Consequently, engineers who focus on professional development position themselves to weather challenges and seize opportunities more effectively than their colleagues. Here are several ways to integrate professional development into your engineering career: Understand the business, not… Read more »

Ask These Essential Questions when Picking Potential Recruiting Partner

Your recruiting partner can be an invaluable ally in your search for better talent. To get the most from your relationship with your staffing firm, however, it’s essential to ensure you partner with the recruiter who offers the expertise, skills and services that best fit your company’s needs. Here are four essential questions to ask… Read more »

Team Daedalus From Southern California Goes To National Robotics Competition

On April 19th to the 22nd, a group of students from Escondido Charter High School (ECHS)–dubbed Team Daedalus–participated in the national championship of the FIRST Robotics Challenge in Houston, Texas after winning the San Diego Regional. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Challenge aims to promote interest in science and… Read more »

Should You Go With Injection Molding or 3D Printing?

Injection Molding and 3D Printing are the two most popular processes for prototyping. But how to know which one is better for the product you’re designing? — This is a common question for Mechanical Engineers and Designers. This article from Creative Mechanism, a Pennsylvania-based engineering firm specializing in prototyping for the consumer market, details out… Read more »

Technical Questions Hiring Managers Ask In Interviews

Job interview questions will differ based on the interviewer’s preference, but for technical positions such as Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineers, hiring managers tend to be creative so that they can better target the skills and expertise they are looking for in a candidate. Here are some examples of those out-of-the-box technical interview questions: 1…. Read more »

Attending an Engineer Industry Event? 6 Essential Things You Must Do

Industry events offer excellent opportunities to network, discover new job opportunities, and learn more about the trends and research that are shaping the future of engineering.  To get the most out of an engineering event, add these essential tasks to your to-do list: Prepare your “sound bite.” Before the day of the event, prepare to… Read more »

Top Ways Your Company Can Benefit from an Employee Wellness Program (and How to Implement One!)

Like other company initiatives designed to benefit workers, an employee wellness program must be designed well in order to be beneficial.  When a wellness program is designed and executed for success, it can offer significant benefits to your staff and your business goals. How Companies Benefit From (Well-Crafted) Wellness Plans When a company’s wellness plan… Read more »