SolidWorks World 2017 Highlights New SolidWorks Features

Each year, SolidWorks World holds the biggest gathering of CAD users, primarily Mechanical Engineers, Designers and Drafters. This year, SolidWorks World was held in Los Angeles, CA and was attended by over 5000 CAD enthusiasts where they were able to see first-hand the new SolidWorks additions. Here are some features that were highlighted at the… Read more »

Hiring Team Can’t Agree on a Candidate? Here’s What to Do

Having two or more outstanding candidates from which to choose is an enviable position.  Less enviable is the situation in which the candidates are outstanding, but the hiring team is deadlocked on which one to hire. Here are some suggestions for resolving a hiring team conflict over which candidate to hire: Put emotions aside. You… Read more »

Top Reasons You Should Consider Relocating for an Engineering Job

Engineers in California have a number of opportunities to apply for and land new positions.  Often, however, a job opening will require you to relocate, even if you’re staying within the same state. If you’re looking for a new engineering position and would like to stay in California, you may still need to consider whether… Read more »

How To Fix The Manufacturing Skills Gap

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, manufacturing jobs stay vacant on average for up to 29.2 days, which states the difficulty of finding hire-able talent. Most employment experts point the blame on the Skills Gap stagnation affecting the economy. To see how it can be resolved, we are featuring this article from Manufacturing Business… Read more »

How to Solve Business Headaches With Your Staffing Strategy

Companies throughout the United States often share common challenges in conducting their everyday business.  Difficulties with finding qualified talent, reducing turnover, flexibility to meet new obstacles and controlling overhead costs are common. Here, we discuss ways to use your staffing strategy to address these problems. Finding qualified talent. Your staffing partner can help you expand… Read more »

California Minimum Wage Changes For 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, California’s minimum wage will increase on a yearly basis until 2022. To learn more about this new legal implementation, here’s a statement from the State of California’s Department of Industrial Relations: From January 1, 2017, to January 1, 2022, the minimum wage will increase for employers employing 26 or more employees…. Read more »

5 Reasons To Go With A Staffing Firm For Your Recruiting Needs

The economy saw a rise in hiring in 2016 and experts from the Bureau of Labor Statistics have predicted that it will continue to rise in 2017. With that, companies are turning to staffing firms for assistance in recruiting for top talents. Hiring Expert Lou Adler, frequent LinkedIn Pulse Contributor and bestselling author of “The… Read more »

Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

For engineers who made a career change or asked for a raise last year, you may have left money off the table. This article from job site Glassdoor.com lists down mistakes to avoid when negotiating for salary rates: Given that the economy added 1.98 million new jobs in the first 11 months of 2016 and… Read more »

2017 Hiring Trends: How to Find Great Engineering Talent

Ongoing hiring trends in the new year include increasing wages, a greater reliance on contract workers and a desire to become more educated and flexible when it comes to hiring.  Here’s what you need to know. Major Hiring Trends in 2017 The biggest upcoming hiring trends this year currently include: Increased pay. Two-thirds of employers… Read more »