Having an attractive brand is an essential focus for companies. Hiring managers, HR departments and recruiters are all aware of this need, but what aspect are they missing? An attractive brand is effective with the use of speed, but speed is the most overlooked key to employer branding.
With the current unemployment rate sitting at the lowest it has been in the new millennium, it is important to notice that we have what many would call a “Candidates Market.” This term means that jobs are plentiful and individuals looking for work have more options, and offers, than in the last 17 years, making it difficult for companies to fill their needs. The average American would rejoice as this seems to be something that we as a capitalist nation, have been chasing for quite some time after the market crashed in 2008. But on the other side of that is the employer trying to fill open positions. This is a phenomenon that has been expressed by many of my clients in the engineering field, where a shortage of engineers is always prevalent regardless of unemployment rates. TriMech Staffing sees one solution that could remedy your competition with other companies when offering a candidate a position. We see that remedy as having a sense of urgency.
So, you did it. You posted your resume online and a hiring manager or recruiter took notice. The initial phone call went well and now an official interview with the company is on the books. You want this job and begin racking your brain for all the interview advice you have heard throughout the years. Most would say dress for the job you want, always maintain a positive attitude and smile frequently. All great pieces of advice to be sure. However, during my time as a recruiter I have seen candidates make seemingly obvious mistakes during interviews that are entirely avoidable.
Organizations are often overwhelmed by the hiring process. Each hire is critical and nobody wants to inadvertently waste resources training employees that don’t match the company vision.
A common question for incoming employees involves a company's turnover rate. High turnover can come from multiple causes and can have a negative impact on a business. Trying to find qualified people to build a company up can be difficult, but with these 6 tips you can avoid mistakes and mitigate the risk of high turnover with your new hires.
Interviews are a two-way street. For a company, they are the key to figuring out if a candidate will be the right fit for the position. For the candidate, it is an opportunity to get to know the company in charge of your potential career change. No two interviews are the same and how a hiring manager sets up this process will set the tone for the entire experience.
Going through school, it seemed your grades were going to determine the kind of job you receive. But what are recruiters really looking for when they are hiring besides grades? Surprisingly, your GPA isn't top of mind for recruiters. It's your soft skills. So, what are soft skills exactly?
Interviews are all about filling an opportunity with the right person for the job. There are many ways to assess what makes someone "right" for the job. But for the prospective hire, it usually feels like a list of preconceived questions that determines their fate. In the end, you are looking for someone to complete a job, but how do you determine those off-the-resume questions to truly understand if the person you are interviewing would be a good fit for the company, not just the job?
If you’ve decided to outsource your engineering projects, the next step is to make sure you are managing a healthy relationship with your engineering service provider. A successful outsourcing partnership takes open communication with the right provider. These partnerships can be tricky, but with these six tips you will be able to maintain a healthy and effective outsourcing relationship.
February 28, 2018
Outsourcing projects is common in the engineering industry. Often times companies find it easier and more cost-efficient to partner with external teams that have more equipment, design capabilities and time. But in contracting short-term staffing, an important agreement needs to be made: Will the project be billed on time-and-material or fixed cost?
February 23, 2018
To many, a new year means an opportunity to start fresh. It's a way to leave the year behind and make resolutions to start another year off right. Whether it be weight loss, forming a new habit or breaking an old one, most resolutions involve becoming a "better you." This can even carry over to the job world. So, whether you are in the market for a new job or a promotion, it is never a bad time to put your best foot forward.