If you’re hiring an engineer in any industry, you’ve likely heard about the long-term engineering shortages in the U.S. and worldwide. The Washington Post recently wrote an article arguing that the very economic future of the U.S. depends on “making engineering cool.”
The Post notes, “Engineer shortages have long plagued the U.S. tech sector, with Google, Apple, and others complaining that immigration restrictions make it difficult to find employees” (source).
The problem isn’t restricted to the accessibility of candidates, not to mention the best candidates. Engineering staffing is challenging for any sector, including public and private firms, and most businesses share a fundamental challenge: hiring agents typically do not have the technical know-how to source and hire suitable candidates.
Most engineering recruitment campaigns can seem like the blind leading the blind. So how do you recruit viable engineering candidates when your hiring agents do not have any engineering experience?
NewConfig is an engineering recruiter with experience recruiting various engineers, including civil engineering, mechanical engineers, and electrical engineering professionals. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our engineering recruitment services. Below we discuss three tips from our engineering recruiters.