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How to Prepare Your Team for Temporary Engineering Hires

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Temporary engineers help keep projects on track and ensure the organization achieves its goals. While management may understand the value of these professionals, team members may be a bit more resistant to the idea. Permanent employees can be wary of temporary engineers, wondering if those people are there to steal their jobs. That wariness and… Read more »

Stop Turnover in Its Tracks

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Turnover can be a challenge to overcome for many reasons, but the difficulty in gathering accurate data on why employees quit is one of the biggest hurdles. However, if you’re dealing with high turnover, it is essential to get to the root of the problem so you can focus on building a long-lasting, effective team…. Read more »

Why Should You Use a Staffing Agency to Hire Engineering Talent?

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Finding the right engineering talent at the right time can be a challenge. If your talent searches are taking longer than you’d like them to, you’re concerned about the quality of candidates you’re attracting or you need to access hard-to-find skills, it might be time to partner with a staffing agency to hire your engineering… Read more »

Evaluating Culture for Your Engineering Workforce

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When it comes to building a thriving engineering workforce, culture matters. A good culture will cultivate an environment of collaboration, efficiency, support and productivity. Culture can also give you a competitive advantage when recruiting engineering talent. Despite what you may have seen in the media, “culture” isn’t about softball leagues, catered lunches and ping pong… Read more »

How Do Contractors Add Value to Your Team?

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Traditionally, companies have utilized contractors to plug staffing shortfalls. However, skilled engineering contractors can be leveraged to help a firm achieve its strategic goals. Here are some of the ways that contractors can add real value to your team. Cost Control Contractors are typically paid at a higher rate than permanent employees, but don’t let… Read more »

Are You Losing Great Candidates to Your Competitors?

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Losing candidates to competitors is frustrating – and expensive. Investing time and resources in someone who accepts a job elsewhere can set back your search by weeks, or even months. If this has happened to your team on more than a few occasions, the problem likely rests with your hiring process. These are the most… Read more »

Helping Your Employees Through Challenging Times

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Every company, no matter how successful, can fall on challenging times. One of these challenges is high turnover. Turnover can be caused by everything from budget constraints to poor management to a workforce’s inability to adjust to change. Whatever the cause, it is critical for leaders to help their existing staff stay motivated during challenging… Read more »

Using Culture and Reputation to Attract Top Talent

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When it comes to recruiting, it is the talent who has control in today’s market. The best and brightest engineers can write their own tickets, and they aren’t just looking for top salary. They seek employers who have a culture in which they will thrive. Here are strategies to use your culture and reputation to… Read more »

Strategies to Boost Productivity on Your Team

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Everyone on your team is extremely busy, but how often does that “business” translate into true “productivity”? Engineers have a lot on their plates, but they can also be hampered by some common roadblocks to productivity, impeding your firm’s ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Use these strategies to start boosting productivity… Read more »

Should Your Company Focus on Employee Wellness?

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According to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research and Educational Trust, 98 percent of large companies and 73 percent of small businesses offer their employees a wellness program. From gym memberships to medical screening, health coaching and more, companies are taking a greater interest in the health and wellness of their… Read more »