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Does Your Software Engineering Team Need Custom Staffing Solutions? (And How PEAK Can Help!)

Software engineering can pose unique challenges for hiring managers. It can be tough to assess candidates’ skills if you don’t speak the language of engineering. You may not know where to go to find those who are not actively looking for work but might be open to changing jobs. And even more fundamentally, software engineering… Read more »

4 Tips That Will Make Your Engineering Job Postings Attractive

Hiring engineers was already a competitive process before Covid-19. The combined effects of the global pandemic and The Great Resignation have only made it more challenging. If you want to attract top-tier candidates, you’ll need to make your job postings as attractive as possible. Try these tips. Highlight Your Company Culture Like workers everywhere, today’s… Read more »

Entry Level or Seasoned Candidate: Who Should I Hire for My Engineering Openings?

If you’re looking to add a new engineer to your team, you might wonder whether it’s better to choose an entry-level candidate or a more seasoned professional. Like anything else in life, the answer is that it depends. There are pros and cons to both options. Here are some things to consider when hiring engineers.… Read more »

California’s Unemployment Rate and What that Means for Hiring in the New Year

The national unemployment rate has dropped quickly following a massive rise in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, closing out 2021 at just 4.2%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But California’s unemployment rate has not followed suit, ending the year at 6.9%, the highest in the nation. Still, forecasters at both UCLA and… Read more »

Biotech Business Growth in the Northern & Southern California Regions

If you run a business, it only makes sense to pay attention to your competitors, including up-and-coming industries nearby. In both Northern and Southern California, the hottest new industry is biotech. One of the main reasons for this is a biotech business incubator at Loma Linda University. Known as n3EIGHT (incubate), it’s designed to bring… Read more »

Defense in the LA and San Diego Region

Are you having trouble attracting top-notch candidates for your open engineering positions? Maybe you need to tweak how you position your company within the job market. The defense industry is huge in the Los Angeles and San Diego region, and job seekers know it. Remember, defense includes not just government agencies but also companies that… Read more »

Embracing Remote Engineering! 6 Tips to Recruit Employees You Can Trust

Hiring engineers can be challenging enough. But when you’re hiring for remote positions, you also have to be sure that you choose candidates who are up to the challenge. While many people love the idea of working from home, not everyone is self-directed enough to be successful. Here are 6 tips for recruiting trustworthy, hard-working… Read more »

How Head-Hunting Can Unlock Candidates You Wouldn’t Normally Find

We’re living through what has been dubbed The Great Resignation, as legions of workers leave their employers. While this is typically described as something negative for businesses, it also opens up a golden opportunity. Most of those workers are going somewhere else—so what if your company was the one they chose? If all you’re doing… Read more »

What to Ask Engineering Candidates in an Interview

Interviewing engineers can be tough, especially if you don’t happen to be an engineer yourself. At times, it can even seem like they speak an entirely different language. Fortunately, there are some specific questions you can use to guide the interview and help you determine which engineering candidates should make the cut. Describe Your Most… Read more »

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