• How Artificial Intelligence Reinforces Hiring Bias

    about 1 month 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?

    about 1 month 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 Look Beyond the CV to Find the Right Talent

    3 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 Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

    3 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 Reject A Candidate And Gain A Brand Advocate
  • Why Counter-Offers are a Waste of Time and Money

    3 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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    5 Reasons Why Counter Offers Are A Waste Of Time And Money
  • How to Deal with a Toxic Employee

    3 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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    How To Deal With A Toxic Employee
  • How to Successfully Onboard a New Employee

    3 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 Successfully Onboard A New Employee
  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    3 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 Help A New Employee Relocate
  • How to Make the Perfect Job Offer

    3 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 Make The Perfect Job Offer
  • How to Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    3 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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    The Key To Writing A Great Evp
  • How to Negotiate Salary With a Successful Job Candidate

    3 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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  • To interview or not to interview: how to decide whether to go for a job that may not seem perfect

    9 months ago

    ​Here’s your dilemma: a recruiter or hiring manager has come across your CV. They found you on LinkedIn and approaches you with an interview opportunity that you haven’t sought out. The problem is that the role doesn’t seem, well, perfect. It’s not exactly what you want, and you didn’t even apply for it. So what do you do? Do you go for the interview or not? Candy Choong, Di...

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  • The Candidate Experience and its Role in Successful Hiring

    almost 2 years ago

    ​Are you focused on the candidate experience?What makes the perfect interview process? The right format? The right panel? The right questions? These are all important factors to consider, but none of them are as significant as the candidate experience.So are companies giving the candidate experience the attention it deserves? Ask job seekers what they think and the answer wo...

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  • Managing Millennials and the Future of Leadership

    almost 2 years ago

    ​It is evident that when it comes to work, millennials are very different than the generations that came before them. In order to support and manage this type of talent, it is essential to address the generational differences, to better understand their priorities and behavior in the workplace.Millennials all have one thing in common: they want to make a difference. Research...

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