• The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    8 days ago

    ​Working-from-home will endure after the Covid-19 pandemic has passed. Before government lockdowns, only 3.4% of the U.S. workforce telecommuted at least half the time. Yet, many businesses have had to adapt to their employees remote working. This forced organizational shift may change the very nature of work forever; many employees have found they enjoy avoiding the commute...

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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    23 days ago

    ​​Hiring managers, you have endured the length and breadth of the talent shortage. For years, every job post has been met with a trickle of responses, so much so that you have waited nervously to see if the source finally dries up. You have revised, rethought, and remade every aspect of your talent acquisition process, several times over, in an attempt to drive up interest.T...

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  • How to Navigate a Difficult Job Market

    29 days ago

    ​The Covid-19 has rattled markets and the global economy, leading to increased unemployment. Whether you are actively looking for a new job or have decided to move, we have put together this guide to help engineering and infrastructure professionals navigate these challenging times. Read on to discover how to hide, move or target to get your desired job without lingering for...

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  • How Engineering Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

    about 1 month ago

    ​The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in the largest working-from-home population in human history. While this rapid social and organization shift has changed the way business, individuals and states relate to each other, how can physical industries like construction and engineering (E&C) move forward with talent acquisition? In this guide, we consider the short and long t...

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  • Being Business Critical in the New Virtual Workplace

    about 2 months ago

    Governments all over the world are appealing to the engineering community to help deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Factories are being asked to shift production to meet the high demand for ventilators. While mammoth hospitals are being raised in just days. For those working on other projects, construction work is slowing down. To minimize the impact, the Association for Cons...

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  • The New Frontier for Hiring Managers: How to Virtually Onboard New Talent

    2 months ago

    Hiring managers, you put a lot of time and effort into securing a business-critical engineering hire. Amid current uncertainty, many firms and organizations have decided to onboard a new employee remotely rather than risk them finding another role with a competitor. How can you ensure they have a positive experience of your company and help them transition back to the office...

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  • Hiring Business Critical Talent Through Video Interviews

    2 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, engineering and infrastructure play critical roles in creating a sustainable and resilient world. While hiring processes have slowed some sectors, others are looking to bring on talent to help navigate through this challenging time and ensure the public has access to the vital resources they need.Benjamin Deschamps...

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  • How to Ace a Virtual Interview

    2 months ago

    As the Covid-19 epidemic continues to spread across the US, more of us will be adapting to working from home. If you find yourself interviewing for a new engineering or infrastructure role during this time, it is more likely that you will be asked to interview via video conference call instead. Alex Hayes, Director of LVI Associates, says, “In engineering, screen share is an...

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  • ​The Key to Attracting Female Talent to Engineering

    2 months ago

    Women remain as scarce as ever in engineering and advanced manufacturing. By the latest estimates, women make up only 13% and 9% of the US engineering and advanced manufacturing workforce respectively. These statistics reveal the state of stagnation over the last few decades. The numbers haven’t changed since 2001, for fact advanced manufacturing, the current estimate repres...

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  • Survey Results 2020: Why Women Withdraw from the Recruitment Process

    2 months ago

    ​​​Key insights:The reasons why women withdraw from the recruitment processThe main challenges to improving gender diversity in engineeringHow to attract and keep female talent in engineeringRecognition of the strategic importance of gender diversity is growing, but many qualified female applicants are dropping out of the recruitment process, according to a recent survey by ...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Hanna Ito

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In the US, only 13% of engineers in the workforce are women. How can we address the imbalance? Hanna Ito, Principal Consultant at LVI Associates, US, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an equal...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Rebecca Mould

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In the US, only 13% of engineers in the workforce are women. How can we address the imbalance? Rebecca Mould, Principal Consultant at LVI Associates, US, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality.The 2020 International Women’s Day theme is that an e...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Holly King

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance? Holly King, a project management recruitment consultant at LVI Associates, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in fu...

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  • International Women's Day 2020: An Interview with Alex Hayes

    3 months ago

    ​​The race is on for a gender equal workforce throughout engineering and infrastructure. In Germany, one third of scientists and engineers are women (33%), significantly behind the European Union average of 40%. How can we address the imbalance? Alex Hayes, director of LVI Associates, Europe, discusses the unique position that recruiters play in furthering gender equality, p...

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  • George Place Speaks at Institute of Transportation of Engineers Webinar

    4 months ago

    Figuring out your next career move in transportation engineering can be difficult and stressful. A great place to start is looking for career advice from an industry association like The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE). ITE is an international members association of transportation professionals who work to improve mobility and safety for all transportation system...

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  • How Artificial Intelligence Reinforces Hiring Bias

    4 months ago

    "We talk about AI as if humans aren’t involved, but it’s really the decisions that humans are making." –Joy BuolamwiniAre AI recruitment tools eliminating hiring bias or making it worse? Over the years, the recruitment and hiring process has become more sophisticated. New software has emerged to supercharge hiring through automation. Free from human constraints, artificial ...

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  • Can AI Boost Diversity in Engineering?

    4 months ago

    Used correctly, artificial intelligence (AI) can help companies increase the diversity of their candidate pools. Should more engineering firms being using artificial intelligence to do the same? It's no secret that engineering has a diversity problem. In STEM, less than a quarter of the workforce are women and only 9.9% are women of color. As we explored in the first part of...

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  • Tips to Stay Positive on Blue Monday

    4 months ago

    The dreaded Blue Monday is officially recognized as the most depressing day of the year. For those working in engineering and infrastructure in many parts of the US, factors like the cold weather and a lack of sunlight can lead to this depression. Whether you are working in an office or in the field, the dreary weather and the fading cheer of the holiday season can put you i...

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  • LVI Associates has Landed in Dallas

    5 months ago

    LVI Associates, the engineering and infrastructure brand in the Phaidon International group, is excited to announce its expansion into the existing Dallas, Texas office. Since the brand’s launch in 2016, LVI Associates has experienced significant growth supporting clients in the Texas and wider Southern regions from our office hubs in London and Boston.As of this month, we ...

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  • ELEVATE 2019: How to Attract Talent in Today's Dynamic Marketplace

    6 months ago

    ​At the beginning of November, our Head of Heavy Civil Construction, William Shephard, was asked to speak at the ELEVATE: Heavy Work conference by Command Alkon. ELEVATE delivers a comprehensive set of educational and motivational sessions that appeal directly to executive leaders, project owners, and operational management across the heavy work community.“I was honored to b...

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