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IT Certifications vs IT Degree: Which Should I Get?

There are two common paths that people tend to take when breaking into the tech industry. Some people take the traditional route and earn a four-year degree and/or advanced degrees, while others choose to pursue certifications. There is no right or wrong way to go about it. It has a lot to do with your priorities and goals,… Read more »

Here’s How To Upskill Your IT Employees (And Why It’s Such a Great Idea) 

Very few industries evolve at the rate that the tech industry moves. To remain relevant and effective, your IT professionals must stay one step ahead of trends and changes. But leaving them to their own upskilling, learning and development can spell trouble. If you are constantly looking for new employees or contractors to fill gaps, you will always be behind… Read more »

Top Technology Trends in 2021 to Prepare For

A new year always brings about exciting new developments in technology. As we put 2020 behind us and look forward to a (hopefully) better year ahead, these are some of the trends to watch for in the tech industry.   Top Technology Trends in 2021 Finally, 5G  We’ve heard about the arrival of 5G for years, but it wasn’t until the pandemic of 2020… 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 Fastest-Growing Engineering Specialties

Engineering is a diverse field covering niches from computer production to nanoscale materials to aeronautics to green infrastructure and everything in between. However, not all fields of engineering are growing at the same rate. Here are the five fastest–growing engineering specialties.  Biomedical Engineering  Biomedical engineers design and develop things like medical equipment, devices, computer systems, and software for the healthcare field.… Read more »

Questions to Ask Your Engineering Candidates

Your engineering interviews should cover questions that speak to the specific skills and experience required for the job, but they should also include questions that help you get a feel for the type of engineer the candidate is and the way they approach their work. For a more well-rounded conversation, incorporate these questions into your interviews… Read more »

How to Run an Effective Performance Review for Engineers 

It’s that time of year again – time for performance reviews. Both managers and employees stress over reviews. They take up a lot of time, cause anxiety and have actually been shown to de-motivate employees. So, what can you do to run an effective performance review for your engineers?   Performance Review Do’s and Don’ts  If you want to run effective performance… Read more »

How to Prepare for a Technical Engineering Interview

As part of the hiring process, many engineering firms and public agencies will incorporate a technical interview where you will be asked to solve specific problems or complete specific assignments. These can often feel more like exams, so it’s important to prepare well for a technical engineering interview.   Use These Tips to Prepare for a… Read more »

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