Tonia Becker

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Getting to the Heart of Clients’ True Talent-Acquisition Needs

To help you manage the sizeable shifts within today’s talent market, 180 Engineering wants to take you behind the scenes to get insights, options, and observations from our skilled and experienced team members. Our talent-recruitment veterans are working with our network every day to help clients find the engineering and...

The Times They Are a Changin’

To say that we are in a period of unprecedented and unpredictable change is an understatement. As change swirls around us, how should we respond? Taking a step back and looking at the manufacturing, engineering, and information technology (IT) landscapes, it might be helpful to categorize change into macroeconomic and...

180 Engineering Contributes to the Green Star Movement

180 Engineering is passionate about helping our clients find the right talent to grow their businesses and to advancing the careers of our candidates. Additionally, we’re passionate about contributing to the betterment of our Chicagoland community. Recently, the 180 Engineering team spent the day volunteering with the Green Star Movement....

IRS 20-Point Checklist for Independent Contractors

Contract relationships are becoming increasingly common within the engineering and information technology industries. However, mistakenly classifying an employee as an independent contractor can result in significant fines and penalties. Although there is no black and white guidance on this issue, there are 20 factors used by the IRS to determine...

Are Baby Boomer Engineers the Solution?

We hesitate to use the phrase “engineer shortage” because the phrase has become so overused that its meaning is lost. However, the reality is that engineering-based organizations are under pressure to find and retain the talent they need. We explored this topic from a number of different angles in a...

Your Plant in Your Pocket: Process Monitoring and IIoT

For large companies controlling multiple facilities, multiple lines and even operations in multiple countries, it’s essential to maintain control and knowledge over the activity and productivity of your operations. Historically, the old way of doing this may have included collecting written reports from operators and floor managers on the operation...

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