• Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    7 days 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 Reopen? Help Employees Back to the Office with these Six Steps

    about 1 month 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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  • How to Avoid a Talent Exodus Post-Pandemic

    3 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

    3 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

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

    5 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 Engineering Companies are Securing Business-Critical Talent

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

    6 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

    6 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 Artificial Intelligence Reinforces Hiring Bias

    8 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?

    8 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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  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    11 months ago

    ​A toxic employee can be identified through their effects on other members of your team. If you are managing an engineering team, you need to ensure they are working collaboratively and positively, and a single ‘bad apple’ who is spreading gossip or bullying others can lead to dips in both productivity and wellbeing.As a leader, it is vital to handle toxic employees with a s...

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  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    11 months ago

    ​The global engineering and infrastructure sector has a busy market where skilled candidates, particularly with those who have experience in new and emerging technologies, are high in demand. If you face a note of resignation in your inbox, it is tempting as an employer to send back a counter-offer to retain your most valuable employees on the payroll.The sad reality is that...

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  • How to Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    11 months ago

    ​Hiring within the infrastructure and engineering sector means finding individuals who have relevant experience for your specific role. However, some branches of engineering have a talent shortage in the current labor market, and more creative hires may need to be made of those candidates who hold the potential to be brilliant employees.You want to find individuals who will ...

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  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    11 months ago

    ​The infrastructure and engineering sector is growing, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting a growth of 14,000 new engineering jobs created in the US, every year up to 2026. There have been recent increases in demands for civil and mechanical engineers, and workers with the right skills are in a fortunate position.When seeking a candidate for a senior role, it...

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  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    11 months ago

    ​First impressions will always count, and the worst experience for a new employee is to wander into their office on their first day and find out no-one was expecting them, or that their desk isn’t even set-up. The hiring process doesn’t end with a job offer, but when a new hire is fully settled in their role.HR managers in the global infrastructure and engineering sector nee...

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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    11 months ago

    ​Infrastructure and engineering companies often work on large projects which require high quality talent when it comes to leadership, project management and insights from specialized experience across different fields of engineering. This means often looking beyond the local talent pool to locate brilliant talent.Job offers which require relocations will often come with an a...

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  • How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    11 months ago

    ​Fielding applications for roles within the infrastructure and engineering sector can take up a lot of a hiring managers’ time, and it is tempting to ignore applications at the start of the process, or avoid giving feedback to those who interviewed for a role unsuccessfully. After all, no-one wants to be the bearer of bad news.However, bad candidate rejection practices can c...

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  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    11 months ago

    ​Over 6,500 new engineering roles are created in the US annually according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the sector continues to grow, there is increasing competition among engineering employers working on large infrastructure projects to source the best project managers and specialists.Creating an attractive employer brand to secure top talent revolves around crafti...

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  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    11 months ago

    It is important to find the right candidate for an infrastructure and engineering role which requires a specialized set of skills. If these skills are currently in demand, be prepared to enter salary negotiations before your ideal candidate accepts the role. Intelligent candidates know the worth of their skills, and hiring managers need to make strategic offers which keeps t...

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