Today's Average Lead Time to Hire an Engineer

Posted on August 30, 2017 by Jack Trompert

Everyday, it seems we see another report of time-to-fill at an all-time high. How can this be? More technology should help speed up the hiring process, shouldn’t it? But elements in the process like increased screening methods create more hoops for candidates to jump through. This leaves them to take other jobs while your desks remain empty for yet another day.

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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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Semiconductor Industry Growth Trends & What it all Means for the Future

Posted on April 13, 2017 by Jack Trompert

In the beginning of the year, we reported on the trajectory of the semiconductor industry, particularly in the United States. As we noted, the US semiconductor market will face some challenges this year but reports show optimism for a growing global market. The reports from 2016 are in—and it was a good year. Will the successes from 2016 be enough to overcome the challenges ahead?

In this article, let’s take a look at the success the semiconductor industry saw in 2016 and dig into the big acquisition trend we’re seeing among semiconductor companies and how that will impact the industry.

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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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Where is the Semiconductor Industry Headed in 2017 and Beyond?

Posted on January 19, 2017 by Jack Trompert

As 2016 came to a close, we recapped some of the top industry news as well as our most popular articles from the last year. The new year has not tarried in bringing us news in the semiconductor industry.

The US semiconductor market faces some challenges in this coming year but reports also show optimism for a growing global market. While the end of Moore’s Law may be in sight, China’s industrial policy has taken center stage for the global semiconductor market concerns. And the Internet of Things is believed to take over research and development focus in 2017. From Chinese threats and the incoming administration to market predictions for 2017, we’ve got your news covered.

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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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How to Join STEM Initiatives with Community-Based Outreach

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Jack Trompert

Have you ever thought how STEM initiatives can help your community—and your company? Using community-based outreach to promote STEM initiatives in education is a great way to develop young minds, inspire them to better our planet, and help prepare them for a career that will make a difference.

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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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