• The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 1 month ago

    ​Sourcing the right talent at the right time can prove arduous for any company. But the process becomes even more challenging when you work within a niche industry or sector. In these situations, a specialist recruiter can help find the perfect candidate for a hard-to-fill role.There are several benefits a specialist recruiter can offer when looking to find niche talent:Deep...

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  • LVI Associates Partnership with ACEC 2020 Fall Conference

    about 2 months ago

    LVI Associates is honored to partner with ACEC on their 2020 Fall Conference, which will take place virtually from October 28th – 30th. This conference will bring together engineering leaders and professionals from the top firms across the US for three days of networking, thought leadership, and education.The virtual format of this year’s event is a unique and exciting oppor...

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  • The Work-Life Rebalance

    about 2 months ago

    We are at a crossroads. The health and wellbeing of the workforce has never been more closely intertwined with the state of the economy.Covid-19 has caused a public health crisis that has forced people to change how they operate and reflect on the way that people organize and work. Global lockdowns have meant that many companies have shifted to remote working – where they ar...

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  • Want to Secure Your Dream Engineering Job? Choose a Specialist Recruiter

    2 months ago

    Searching for the perfect job is no simple task. Sometimes, all you want is the opportunity to get your foot in the door. When it comes to applying to the most successful engineering and infrastructure firms, where do you begin? After all, so many jobs are not publicly advertised, and competition is fierce. Who do you reach out to discover the best opportunities? And how can...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    2 months ago

    ​​Flexible working has been a growing trend for many years; with the outbreak of COVID-19, this trend has reached its tipping point.  For many employers, flexible working arrangements have been the only way to handle the unprecedented challenges the pandemic brought about; with 78% of workers now saying they want increased flexibility in their work moving forward, it will be...

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  • Ready to Return? Six Steps to Get Back to the Office

    3 months ago

    ​Engineers, are you preparing to return to the office? Many of your peers may have been back for a while, but for those lucky professionals who have been able to work from home, you may feel a little unprepared for what’s next.Flexibility will be key. Surprisingly, 69% of engineering and infrastructure professionals we surveyed said they want their employer to encourage more...

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  • Ready to Reopen? Help Employees Back to the Office with these Six Steps

    3 months ago

    ​As Covid-19 has swept the globe, engineering, construction and infrastructure professionals have emerged as some of the pandemic’s heroes. Thanks to their tireless efforts, vital projects have kept nations fed, the power on, and roofs over our heads. The public health crisis has demonstrated an increased need for digital construction – remote solutions would enable less of ...

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  • Under Construction: The Post-Pandemic Workplace

    4 months ago

    ​When workers finally return to the office, the engineering workplace will be virtually unrecognizable. What short and lasting impact will the pandemic have on the workplace? How will these changes affect talent? What does this guide explore?Short term impactRedesigning the workplace for human healthNegative and positive impacts of social distancingRisk assessment and privac...

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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    5 months ago

    ​​Nobody yet knows what the legacy of COVID-19 will be; HR and recruitment experts are increasingly concerned businesses which do survive this period will face a further crisis in the shape of talent acquisition and retention in ‘the new normal’.Anxiety about the workforce is not new: PWC's latest Annual Global CEO Survey found that 80% of CEOs are either extremely or somewh...

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  • Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    5 months ago

    In the future, 69% of the engineering and infrastructure workforce wants their employer to encourage more working from home. However, half of workers are too uncomfortable to bring up personal issues with their employer and 1 in 5 employees believe their employer would not be open to discussing more flexible working.Leading engineering and construction firms have a unique op...

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  • Water Services Firm Gets 46% More Female Applicants Using This Trick

    5 months ago

    ​Thames Water, a UK water services firm, has seen a surge of female applicants after removing gendered words from its job adverts.The water services firm was struggling to attract female applicants to its frontline roles. Last year, only 8% of applicants for sewage works technicians came from women. After investigating why interest was so low, Thames Water used an online too...

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  • 5 Ways Recruiters Can Be an LGBTQ+ Career Ally

    5 months ago

    What makes a great recruiter? There are many styles and personalities out there suitable for every jobseeker. Recruiters should always act as advocates for professionals trying to advance their careers, but for members of the LGBTQ+ community recruiters can play an even more essential role – being a career ally.Why do LGBTQ+ professionals need career allies?While great progr...

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  • Alleviate Video Call Fatigue With These Top 5 Tips

    5 months ago

    ​​Many of us are working in a virtual office these days. For professionals working in the engineering & infrastructure sectors, that might mean more time in front of the camera than you signed up for. Even those who usually have the verve and stamina to withstand back-to-back meetings may experience video call fatigue.Why the video call fatigue?Evolving from social anima...

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  • Join LVI Associates and ACEC for our Upcoming Webinar

    5 months ago

    LVI Associates is excited to share that we will be partnering with the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) on an upcoming webinar, titled “How to Adopt an Effective Workforce Strategy During Covid-19”. The Covid-19 pandemic has ushered in one of the largest workforce shifts in human history. While this rapid social and organization shift has changed the way busi...

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  • What's My Better Option: Utility or Consulting Firm?

    6 months ago

    ​This is a common theme I've noticed from when I first started recruiting in the power utilities industry which I still see come up, if not even more frequently now. Luckily, compared to almost three years ago where I would have just scratched my head, I'd like to think I've developed a much more in depth understanding now on the differences, the benefits to both, but more i...

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  • The Five Soft Skills You Need for Remote Working

    6 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    7 months 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

    8 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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