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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 »

Career Lessons to Learn From

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Growing your engineering career is all about learning important lessons and building on them. However, many lessons are learned the hard way. Here are a few important career lessons to learn from today, so you don’t make mistakes as you move up. Fail Forward Failure is one of the best teachers you’ll ever encounter. Failure… Read more »

Four Types of Interviewers You Should Be Prepared to Meet

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No two hiring managers or job interviews will ever be the same, but there are some things you can count on and prepare for. Typically, the people who conduct interviews fall into four major categories. These are the four types of interviewers you’re most likely to encounter on your job search and tips for handling… 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 »

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 »

What is the Best Way to Job Search in 2018?

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The new year is a great time to kick-off a job search. Not only are you in the right frame of mind to set and achieve goals, but businesses are returning from the holiday break in full swing and ready to tackle their own goals by finding talented engineers for their projects. Use these tips… Read more »