• Phaidon International Findings

    26 days ago

    ​As a leading talent partner, we keep our finger on the pulse when it comes to hiring trends, and 2022 was no exception. It has never been more important for companies to understand what business-critical professionals are thinking when it comes to making career changes, what compensation they’re after, and what benefits they really desire.We surveyed our vast, global networ...

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  • LVI Associates Industry Insights Report

    3 months ago

    ​​By the industry, for the industry - The top career trends shaping Engineering & Infrastructure across North America.

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  • Strategies on how to attract and retain female talent in engineering

    5 months ago

    Covering the state of diversity in the transportation market, LVI Associates Principal Consultant Sarah Davis discusses the challenges hiring managers and job seekers face within engineering, as well as how firms can attract female talent in a competitive market, and the importance of retention.60% of women say they have never negotiated their salary according to CNBC, and w...

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  • The Case for Sustainable Business Practice

    9 months ago

    ​Engineering a sustainable future. The world relies on engineering and infrastructure, but both disciplines can have an impact on the climate, with estimates pointing to 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions that stem from infrastructure. How can engineering and infrastructure be a catalyst for meaningful change and scale down the atmospheric temperature rise? The answer co...

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  • LVI Associates Industry Insights - Deep Dive into Roofing & Waterproofing

    11 months ago

    ​Jennifer Keegan, Director of Building & Science in Roofing & Waterproofing for GAF joined LVI’s Sarah Lazar to discuss how to break the glass ceiling in this male dominated industry as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. ​Watch the video or read our short summary here. ​Progression and opportunities to learn​Wherever there is an opportunity to learn and problem-...

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

    about 1 year 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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  • The Benefits of Using a Specialist Recruiter to Find Talent

    about 1 year 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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  • How to Help a New Employee Relocate

    over 1 year 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 Write a Great Employer Value Proposition (EVP)

    over 1 year 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 Avoid Bias In Job Descriptions

    over 1 year ago

    There is overwhelming evidence that companies with diverse workforces perform better on every possible metric, with diversity positively impacting every level of a business, from the cleaning staff to the board of directors. Bringing in as many perspectives, working styles and experience as possible to a workplace leads to integration, success and growth to those businesses ...

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  • 2020 Reflections: Looking Back to Move Forward

    about 2 years ago

    It’s tempting to enter 2021 with blind optimism, eager to put the challenges of 2020 behind us. However, to learn as much as possible from the adversities we all faced last year, we’d like to suggest that we begin 2021 with a brief period of reflection. Rather than making a New Year’s Resolution this year, perhaps more can be achieved by reflecting on the challenges of 2020 ...

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  • Why Flexible Working is No Longer a Benefit

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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

    over 2 years 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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  • Water Services Firm Gets 46% More Female Applicants Using This Trick

    over 2 years 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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  • Working From Home is the Key to Diversity

    over 2 years 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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  • Turn of the Tide: How to Hire in a Candidate-Flooded Market

    almost 3 years 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

    almost 3 years 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 term ...

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

    almost 3 years 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

    almost 3 years 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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