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Why Contract-to-Direct Engineering Jobs Might Be Your Best Option 

If you are searching for engineering jobs and you receive an offer for a contract-to-direct position, should you take it?  It can be scary for some people to explore this option, but contract-to-direct jobs can often be the right move for your career.   What is Contract-to-Direct?   Contract-to-direct hire roles can sound strange, but they are fairly… 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 »

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 »

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