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The Importance of Offering Education Opportunities to Your IT Staff

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You may think that it’s up to your tech team to invest in their own professional development, but if you’re not offering educational opportunities, you could ultimately be hurting your business. Today’s employees want to work for companies that invest in their development. Education can be a strong recruiting and retention tool, helping you build… Read more »

5 Most Sought-After Engineering Skills

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When you think about in-demand engineering skills, you probably think about technical abilities. While technical skills are crucial for success, recruiters and hiring partners are looking for something deeper. Soft skills impact your ability to work well as a member of the team, and in today’s market, those skills are equally as important as technical… Read more »

Improve Your Employee Retention With These 3 Simple Steps

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Employee retention is a hot topic in a tight candidate market. If you can retain your best people, you don’t have to worry about replacing them. If you’re looking to improve your retention rates, start here. Feedback Feeds Engagement If employees only get feedback once a year or when they do something wrong, they are… Read more »

Five Top Skills of Engineering Project Managers

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Behind the scenes of any major engineering project lies a project manager. These professionals are responsible for keeping projects moving forward on time and on budget. They are the team leaders, keeping everyone focused on their goals and helping them overcome snags from day one to the day the project closes. If you are interested… Read more »

Should You Reject a Candidate for Lack of Enthusiasm?

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There is an old adage that reminds us enthusiasm is the mother of effort and without it, nothing great was ever achieved. This is an important thought to keep in mind when searching for new engineers for your team. Enthusiastic people fuel positive energy, they boost creativity, spark new ideas and help improve productivity. Enthusiasm… Read more »

Having Trouble Recruiting the Talent You Need?

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The skill gap and worker shortage in STEM fields have been widely documented in recent years. Employers are struggling to find highly skilled engineering professionals in the current market. This means firms are dealing with longer time-to-hire and ongoing vacancies that can negatively impact employee productivity and morale, and can harm your ability to successfully… Read more »

How to Choose Between Two Great Candidates

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Many employers struggle to find great candidates for skilled positions, and much has been written on how to find great people in today’s market. But what about the times when you’ve got the opposite problem? What happens when you have two qualified candidates and you need to choose between them? This situation can be just… Read more »

Recruiting Top Engineers in Today’s Economy

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If you post an opening, the applicants will come. There was a time when this was true, but those days are long gone. Currently, the national unemployment rate is around 4.5 percent. That’s great news for the economy, but not-so-great news for employers. A low unemployment rate means that talented engineers are currently employed. Sure,… Read more »

Develop an Effective Leadership Style for Your Team

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Effective leaders energize people, inspiring them to do their best work and achieve their goals. This is no easy task, especially when it comes to leading extremely diverse teams. If you want to lead your team down the path to success, you must develop a leadership style that balances out the needs of the individuals… Read more »

Is Your Review Process Successful?

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Consensus is nearly impossible in any organization, but when it comes to the employee review process, your leadership, management and employees will likely all agree: Nobody enjoys that time of year. Managers have to cram 12 months’ worth of feedback for their entire team into a week’s worth of meetings, and employees spend weeks dreading… Read more »