Category: Tips for Hiring Managers
How to Hire Top Engineering Talent in a Candidate-Centric Market
The Great Resignation, The Great Re-Evaluation, The Sansdemic… whatever you want to call it, there’s no doubt that the tables have turned in recent years regarding the labor market. Employers don’t necessarily have the upper hand – it’s a candidate-centric market, and employees know they have the leverage. In the field of engineering, the… Read more »
Why Is Recruiting Engineers So Difficult?
If you’re trying to hire an engineer, you might feel like there simply aren’t any top-tier candidates out there. Too often, trying to fill engineering positions can feel like a complex math problem with no real solution. The truth is, though, that highly qualified engineers are out there, and with a few tweaks to your… Read more »
What Do You Look for When Hiring Engineers?
Hiring engineers can be tough, especially if you don’t happen to be an engineer yourself. Fortunately, with a bit of advance planning, it doesn’t need to be any harder than hiring anyone else. Here are some things you should look for when trying to choose the best engineers for your team. Technical Expertise Technical knowledge… Read more »
How to Handle Losing Candidates to the Competition
Losing top candidates to your competition can be frustrating. You invest a lot of time and effort into screening potential new hires, only to have them go somewhere else at the last minute. Fortunately, the problem usually boils down to one of two issues, both of which are relatively easy to fix. Here’s what you… Read more »
What Are the Best Interview Questions for Mechanical Engineers?
It can be tricky to hire an engineer, especially if you aren’t an engineer yourself. But the interview questions you choose can help you get inside the person’s head and understand whether he or she is the right fit for your company. Here are a few questions to consider when interviewing mechanical engineers. What Was… Read more »
What To Do If Your New Hire Isn’t What You Thought
Has this ever happened to you? You hire an amazing person, but after several weeks, it’s obvious something isn’t going well. That person isn’t quite fitting in with the team, and performance isn’t what you expected. In fact, the new employee’s lack of performance is causing other team members to work harder to pick up the slack. If you’ve ever hired someone… Read more »
Help Your Team Create SMART Goals in 2021
Have you ever heard the adage, “you can’t hit a target you can’t see?” When you think about employee goals, keep that adage in mind because employees cannot hit their targets without clearly defined goals. Measurable, attainable goals ensure that employees know where to focus their energy and virtually guarantees a boost in performance and engagement. If you want to help your… Read more »
5 Tips for Interviewing Candidates Over Video
The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way companies do business. One of the areas likely to see long-lasting change will be in-person job interviews. Even as we look to the future when social distancing is finally relaxed, it’s highly likely that businesses will continue remote interviewing not just to add a layer of protection but… Read more »
The Best Video Platforms to Conduct Interviews
Thanks to social distancing and stay-at-home orders related to COVID-19, many companies have had to switch to video interviewing. Even after restrictions begin to ease in the future, however, it is likely many companies will continue the practice of video interviewing as it protects staff and candidates, saves time and expands geographic reach. Here are some of the… Read more »
Three Advantages Of Hiring IT Contractors
If you are like most managers who hire for IT, you’ve struggled to find top talent over the last several years. If you’ve been spinning your wheels using the same tactics over and over, an effective way to close skill gaps and overcome hiring challenges is to work with IT contractors. These skilled professionals are… Read more »