Category: Engineering

Are You Setting Up New Engineering Hires for Failure?

In engineering professions industry wide, a well managed onboarding program can have a measurable impact on employee retention, productivity, employment brand, product/service quality and future hiring success. For these new and highly sought after engineers, a well designed onboarding program addresses the specific information that will help them understand the company and how they fit…

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5 Key Tips for Recruiting Engineers

It’s no secret that engineers are some of the most sought after professionals today, and the marketing to attract and retain their talent is incredibly important. In the words of Pete Soderling, software engineer and founder of Hakka Group, “Engineers are in massive, disproportionate and obscenely high demand. In other words, they’ve become the hottest girls…

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How to Provide Real Value in Talent Acquisition

Today’s world of talent acquisition or “recruiting” seems to have some very confusing measurements around what represents value. The market is trending towards more outsourced solutions: RPOs, MSPs, automated resume parsing and screening, as well as off shoring some, or all of the initial contact with potential candidates. This trend seems to represent a quicker delivery (in…

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How to Join the Workforce When You’re Short on Experience

What do you do when you’re starting out? What do you do when you’re switching industries, or rejoining the workforce?  While every situation is different, many companies are looking  for people with experience.  Here are a few ideas for students, professionals switching industries or those rejoining the workforce: Students leaving the nest If you are…

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How to Write a Realistic Job Description

If you’ve ever visited one of the popular online dating sites and taken the opportunity to review the profiles of those seeking the “right” person for what they consider an “ideal” relationship you’ll notice a common theme on many of them.   The profile of the person they seek is perfect…literally perfect. The list of things…

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How to Stay Creative in the Workplace

Staying creative in the workplace can be challenging, even if you work in a creative environment all day long. I was recently asked in a marketing meeting what websites, books or blogs I read for inspiration and creativity and my list wasn’t that long, in fact it was downright pathetic. I never made time for…

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Brightwing Highlighted in Crain’s Detroit: Uptick in Engineering Has Brightwing Looking West

Crain’s Detroit Business By Sherri Welch After watching its annual sales plunge in 2008-09, Troy-based Resource Technologies Corp. expects to come close to pre-recession revenue by year’s end, thanks to demand for engineering and IT employees. The staffing and human resources services company, which began doing business as Brightwing in June, is planning an expansion to…

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