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Wait Wait! Don’t sign that exclusive recruiting agreement!
Wait Wait! Don’t sign that exclusive recruiting agreement!

It’s not uncommon to hear of a prospective client that has signed an exclusive agreement with a recruiter that makes them the sole-provider of all engineering and technical staffing.  Exclusive recruiting agreements typically have substantial upfront fees and can result in a drawn-out process with little to show in the way of qualified candidates for your technical staffing needs.  See…

Benefits of Hiring an Engineering Staffing Agency
Benefits of Hiring an Engineering Staffing Agency

Recruiting and hiring employees can be one of the costliest and most time consuming responsibilities for any size human resources staff.  Working with a staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in engineering recruitment cuts down on the cost of maintaining a database of candidates, and frees up human resources staff to manage other responsibilities like enrolling employees in group health…

Recruiting top talent to remote locations
Recruiting top talent to remote locations

Getting top talent to remote locations is a challenge not often experienced by companies with offices in cosmopolitan cities.  Knowing where to look and what to offer can make recruiting the right person a lot easier.  These (3) tips for technical staffing and recruiting to remote locations are sometimes overlooked by the best technical recruiters.  [See the video blog version…

Tips to find good engineers and IT staff
Tips to find good engineers and IT staff

IT and engineering staffing can get tricky for some job functions.  Take software engineering for example; where most major cities have an unmet demand of 300 or more quality engineers at any given time.  In this week’s blog post I’ll cover some tips for finding well qualified technical talent for mission critical positions. As an engineer myself, I’ve worked with…

Contractor vs Direct Hire
Contractor vs Direct Hire

Decisions, decisions.  You need to hire a new employee and you’ve already started doing some phone screens, but you can’t decide if you want to hire someone direct or have them start as a contractor.  This week’s discussion will hopefully give you a few things to consider when making a decision between hiring a contractor versus direct hire placement.  See the video…

3 things to consider when using a technical recruiter
3 things to consider when using a technical recruiter

Using a technical recruiter can work wonders for your hiring process….except when it doesn’t. Working in the industry, I often hear about bad experiences that clients have encountered with a past recruiter. Many HR managers have trusted technical recruiters that they’ve used for many years, but just because a recruiter has consistently provided accountants and financial analysts in the past,…