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Three Reasons Why You Should Partner With a Recruiter to find Technical Talent

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Recruiting for technical talent is an extremely challenging endeavor in today’s market. There simply isn’t skilled enough, specialized STEM talent to fill open roles. Combine that skill gap with fast-rising salaries and near 0 unemployment in engineering and tech, and you can find yourself with open roles for months – or even years. If you… Read more »

How to Keep Your Engineers Engaged

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Lack of engagement is a significant cause of turnover for engineers. If they don’t feel connected to their work, they will not be happy nor will they be as productive as they could be. Use these strategies to keep your engineers engaged and boost long-term retention. Let Them Take Ownership of Their Projects  Micromanagement is… Read more »

What to Expect from the Next Generation of Engineers

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Now that you’ve finally gotten a handle on managing the Millennial generation, Generation Z is entering the workforce in droves. While this new generation of professionals is similar to Millennials in some ways, they cannot be lumped together. Born after 1995, here is what you can expect from Gen Z and the next generation of… Read more »

Will Your Candidate Be Reliable if Hired?

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It is easy to verify a candidate’s skills and qualifications before making a job offer, but how do you evaluate qualities that are not quantifiable like reliability? It’s not enough to have the talent to do a job, an employee must be able to be counted upon to show up, make valuable contributions and be… Read more »

What’s Your Passive Job Seeker Strategy?

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Unless you have been extremely lucky over the last decade, you know how difficult it is to recruit, hire and retain great STEM talent. There is a significant shortage of qualified technical talent in the market and unemployment levels have been at historic lows for some time. Finding the right people for your critical engineering… Read more »

Tips For Managing Remote Employees

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Remote employees can be valuable assets to any engineering team. Opening yourself up to remote workers allows you to draw from a much broader talent pool and can help boost productivity and morale. However, managing remote employees does come with some challenges and requires you to adjust your approach. Here are tips to help you… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Workforce for New Engineers

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It is always exciting when new engineers join your team. Those engineers can breathe life into a project, they may ignite a feeling of friendly competition among your existing team and they can help you move towards your goals. However, there can be some bumps in the road. There will always be some veteran staff… Read more »

Managing a Burned-Out Team

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Burnout is a very real phenomenon that impacts overworked professionals and causes mental exhaustion, physical exhaustion and even depression. Research shows that burnout leads to decreased productivity and lack of engagement, and burnout can actually spread among a team. A single burned out employee can start a domino effect of stress and exhaustion. If you… Read more »

Motivating Your Team to Go Above and Beyond

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It’s great when engineering teams meet expectations, carrying out their tasks and responsibilities and achieving their defined goals. When a team is clicking along and doing the minimum, everything runs smoothly, but in order for the company to gain a true competitive edge, employees need to go above and beyond. How do you motivate people… Read more »