San Antonio is an engineering hub, especially in the energy sector. This draws engineers at every career stage to the city, but it also means that there is a lot of competition for them. To attract the best candidates, and speed up the hiring process, you will need to take some proactive steps.
Use Word of Mouth
Posting open positions on job boards can attract a lot of candidates, and sifting through them can take a long time. If you want to hire high quality engineering candidates faster, consider leaning on your existing network. Customers, current employees, and even vendors can be a valuable source of referrals. If you have an active social media page, consider posting your job openings on there as well.
Streamline Your Process
A tedious and inefficient hiring process doesn’t just slow down hiring. It can also cause top engineering candidates to walk away. Job hunters hold all the cards right now, especially in a tight engineering market such as San Antonio. You’ll need to streamline your process as much as possible. Use automation to quickly scan resumes and respond to promising candidates right away. Cut the number of interviews. Keep candidates informed at each stage of the hiring journey.
Choose Contract Engineers
Whether you bring them on for a single project or a longer period of time, contract engineers can help the fill gaps in your current workforce. It typically takes just days to bring on a fully vetted contract engineer from a dedicated staffing agency, and you’ll have the flexibility to move them around as you need them.
Work with an Engineering Staffing Agency
Beyond providing contract engineers, an experienced engineering staffing firm can also help with hiring for full-time positions. We have the knowledge and skills to recruit both active and passive candidates. We carefully screen them and match them with just the right open positions, providing you with a short list of engineering candidates who are a good fit for your needs.
Build A Forward-Thinking Tech Team With PEAK
If you are looking for talented engineers who can help your organization achieve its goals in the new year, contact the experts at PEAK Technical Staffing today to learn how we can help you access cutting-edge talent.