4 Tools Every Engineer Should Know

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Like a carpenter, an engineer is only as good as his or her tools. You can have all the intellect and creativity in the world, but if you don’t possess the know-how to communicate your ideas and test concepts with the technology available to you, you won’t be able to thrive in your engineering career.

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How to Encourage Employee Engagement for STEM Workers

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In the U.S. workforce, jobs in STEM are the fast-growing and show no signs of stopping anytime soon. Along with the opportunity to advance technology and help better our world, careers in STEM offer lower unemployment and higher pay than other industries. It’s no wonder it’s becoming a growing career choice for many graduating students.


But once you’ve got STEM workers in their jobs, how do you keep them engaged? STEM-related jobs can be competitive. Losing great talent when you’ve worked so hard to find it can cost you.

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The Semiconductor Industry News You Need to Know

Posted on November 30, 2016 by Jack Trompert

 

What’s been happening in the semiconductor industry lately? We’ve seen a trend toward company mergers while semiconductor experts make efforts to prepare for increasing challenges in the semiconductor industry. And semiconductor sales didn’t do so bad either.

 

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The End of Moore’s Law Shifts Talent Needs in the Semiconductor Industry

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jack Trompert

 

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How to Use Contract-to-Hire to Strengthen Your Semiconductor Team

Posted on September 15, 2016 by Jack Trompert

Talent recruitment for semiconductor positions can be a competitive process. Because semiconductor projects require a specialized kind of knowledge, it can be all too tempting to quickly settle for a new candidate for a vacancy in your company. However, a hire that's not a good fit for your company will eat up time, energy, and resources.

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Do Daily Stand-up Meetings Actually Improve Productivity?

Posted on August 30, 2016 by Jack Trompert

Stand-up meetings didn’t get their start in Silicon Valley where many business and productivity trends originate. Rather Lieutenant General William G. Pagonis brought this practice to the business world after a 29-year Army career, including service as the Logistical Chief of the First Gulf War. As it turns out, the same stand-up meeting technique Pagonis used with officers in the Gulf War became effective with the supply-chain employees at Sears, where Pagonis worked as VP of Supply Chain Logistics after retiring from the Army. Today, businesses large and small utilize stand-up meetings for quick check-ins and updates.

 

You may know them as daily check-ins, scrum meetings, or standups—whatever you call them, there are certain pros and cons that can make these meetings effective for the engineering industry.

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How to Reduce Lead Time to Hire Engineers

Posted on August 23, 2016 by Jack Trompert

This is Part 2 of our series on Lead Time to Hire Engineers. Read Part 1 in the series here

On average, it takes 58 days to fill an engineering position in the U.S. And studies show that number is increasing as today’s hiring process continues to take more and more time.

Every day that passes when you have an empty position affects your bottom line. It’s time to reduce lead times for hiring engineers and keep your business operating at full speed.

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