Staffing Insights

Engineering, BECO May 10, 2017

Hiring Challenges in the Manufacturing Industry

US manufacturing is standing at a significant milestone in its long history. The intersection of technology advances, population growth and political factors have had a significant impact on the changing  American business environment.  According to a new study from The Manufacturing Institute, the United States manufacturing industry,  has shown steady growth in recent years, and has even more opportunity ahead.  

Architectural, Engineering February 23, 2017

The ‘New Normal’ for Finding Manufacturing and Engineering Talent

In the years following the recession, companies got accustomed to a labor market that had an unprecedented supply of highly skilled manufacturing and engineering talent. Because of the sheer number of people in these fields who had been laid off during the recession, the talent pool was incredibly deep. Companies could find designers at drafter’s rates and engineers at designers’ rates. If a company had a list of 10 very specific skillsets for a position, they were able to quickly find several people who met (or exceeded) all of those criteria.

Staffing, Engineering, BECO February 24, 2016

Quality Assurance Hiring Sparked by ISO Changes

Increased globalization has changed the way we do business and contributed to the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) release of major revisions to its Quality Standards in September 2015. The release of ISO 9001:2015, the first major change since 2000, is a shift in standards as a response to advancements in business diversity, global commerce, more complex supply chains and technology. According to ISO, there are many benefits to adopting the new standards.

Preparing for the Upcoming STEM Shortage

Human resource professionals consistently rank the scientific, technical, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as the hardest positions to fill. Today’s supply of STEM workers is currently very tight, but the current situation is just the tip of the iceberg.

HR Professionals: Engineers, Scientists Among Hardest to Find

Engineering and scientific roles are two of the hardest positions to fill, according to human resource professionals.