Talent Acquisition & Retention

Finding the Right Talent Acquisition Partner

With so many organizations currently in a state of flux, it is a great time to thoroughly consider whether your current talent acquisition partner(s) is meeting your needs.  Engineering, IT, and other technical positions have become incredibly specialized in recent years. There is a good chance that general talent recruiters—internal...

Reviewing the Quality of Your Hiring Process

Engineering- and technology-based organizations have, in large part, become talent management organizations. It might seem unnatural to think about aerospace or biotechnology companies as talent management organizations—we’re not in Hollywood after all. However, we all know that acquiring and retaining the right skills, experience, and expertise is instrumental to engineering-...

Update Your Staffing Plan in 6 Steps

To say that the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to disrupt the engineering and IT markets is an understatement. However, the frantic pace of change in the early days of the crisis are behind most organizations, and many have settled into revised business processes and working arrangements. The significant unknown is...

Creating a Talent Acquisition Quality Management System

It’s common for recruiting and HR professionals to think about talent acquisition metrics as they strive to measure their effectiveness. However, a bigger picture structure is needed to ensure that the entirety of your engineering talent acquisition system is continually improving. Engineering and technology organizations apply quality management systems (QMS)...

Engineering Staffing Firm or Directly Hire Independent Contractors – What Should Your Approach Be?

If you have decided that utilizing contract engineers is a strategic part of your talent acquisition strategy, a question still remains – how should you manage the selection and contracting of your workers? First, it is critical to understand the difference between an independent contractor (1099 worker) and an employee...

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