Can a Managed Services Provider Bring you Better Candidates?

Posted on May 23, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Today, contingent workers make up more than 40% of the U.S. workforce. With those numbers, it's no surprise the trend is on the rise for companies with blended workforces. Blended workforces utilize a mix of full-time and contingent workers making the workforce management an even more complex process. To help bring efficiency and solutions to the complicated workforce situation, many companies are turning to Managed Services Providers (MSPs).

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How to Maintain Strong Company Culture in a Blended Workforce

Posted on March 31, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Over the last decade, the amount of contingent labor making up the U.S. workforce grew more than ten percent. Today, more companies recognize the value of blended workforces—enough to make up 40.4% of the workforce, a figure that’s expected to only increase in the coming years. A blended workforce incorporates contract or freelance workers into the mix with full- and part-time employees. This type of arrangement can be mutually beneficial for both the employer and the worker offering advantages like flexibility and specialized skills for specific projects.

Employers look to contingent workers for a number of reasons. If they need to fill a vacancy left by an employee on leave or want to bring in someone with a highly specialized skill set for a new project, or even test out a temporary working situation that could eventually become permanent. Whatever the reason, more employers embrace the contingent worker than ever before.

But that doesn’t mean a blended workforces comes without challenges.

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The 10 Most In-demand Engineering Jobs This Year

Posted on March 24, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Great news for engineers: your skills are in demand and job availability is increasing. The Department of Labor projects employment of engineers in the US will grow by 4% from 2014 to 2024. While technology advances and the economy continues to rebound, more companies need engineers to achieve their mission objectives.

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This Year's Top IT Security Trends in the Workplace

Posted on March 9, 2017 by Jack Trompert

On the heels of one of the most vulnerable and insecure years in the cyber world, IT security will not be taken lightly in 2017. We’ve seen victims from the everyday consumer to corporate giants. As the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT)  transform the way we live and work, the security risks surrounding them change as well. This year, and in the coming years, cyber security will become an increasingly more significant priority for companies who want to be sure their data is safe. This will require new ways of thinking, more strategic design, and increased expertise in IT security for the workplace—an adaptive security architecture, a bridge between servers and cloud services to today’s IoT. In this article, let’s explore what trends you can expect to see in IT security this year.

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What Will Immigration Reform Do to Semiconductor Talent?

Posted on January 26, 2017 by Jack Trompert

 

In the week since January 20, 2017, the world of semiconductors, silicon, and engineers still has a lot in question. One of the biggest issues for the semiconductor industry is immigration reform.

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The Popular Semiconductor Technology News & Updates of 2016 You Don't Want to Miss

Posted on December 19, 2016 by Jack Trompert

The semiconductor industry and its labor market have been on quite a journey this year. As 2016 draws to a close, we want to be sure you’ve gotten all the important content to set you up for a successful 2017. We’ve put together our most popular articles from 2016 in case there’s anything you may have missed! Be sure not to miss another semiconductor update.


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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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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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