VERUM TECHNICAL INSIGHTS

Get a look behind the curtain of recruiting in science and engineering with these insightful articles.

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  Aside from being smart, do you have the soft skills that the engineering industry is looking for? You may want to take another look at how you’re presenting yourself in your resume. Engineers might not be marketed for their soft skills, but these abilities and qualities are critical. To really succeed as an engineer,… Read more »

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  It’s true that healthier employees are happier employees. It’s also true that a huge percentage of you and your employee’s lives are spent in the workplace. That’s why corporate wellness programs are so important. Contributing and implementing wellness programs can improve the lives of everyone, through greater happiness and productivity on the job. Here… Read more »

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  Thinking about having your company go “green?” Not only is it sustainability important for the planet, but it could also help your bank account. Here are a few ways you can make your business more sustainable while also making sure you maximize your available tax benefits to do so. Tax Benefits of Green Business… Read more »

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  Drug testing can be a touchy subject; however, it is a key responsibility of employers is to make sure their employees are safe and productive on the job. That often means incorporating drug screening into their hiring and ongoing employment practices. As workplace cultures are changing, drug testing may or may not needed in… Read more »

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  The biotechnology industry is one that has gained significant prominence in the past few years, and is a field that is set to remain on the front burner for a few years to come. With significant improvements in biotechnology changing the world in important ways, the field as a whole is an exciting and… Read more »

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  As technology changes, so does the engineering industry. We’ve seen amazing advances in consumer technology, business intelligence, in machine learning and in the internet of things, all of which are quickly shifting how engineers think about their work. To stay ahead of the curve in this industry, it’s important to stay in the know… Read more »

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  As a hiring manager, you are under pressure to make sure your team has the resources and skills they need to accomplish critical business objectives. Sometimes, hiring full time workers to do this simply isn’t reasonable. There is just too much work to bring employees on slowly. Contract workers offer a unique affordability and… Read more »

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  You’re familiar with the cost of not hiring when there’s a need. Overworked employees, dips in morale, and even sunk project costs or frustrated clients. But the cost of a bad hire can be even more. It’s important to hire the right talent for the job, particularly in the tech industry. But doing so… Read more »

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  Being an effective project manager means having to keep projects and your team on track. That takes strong leadership, communication and organizational skills. It also takes the ability to motivate people, to problem solve, and to prioritize effectively. These essential skills can help you drive your projects forward to a successful completion. Likewise, a… Read more »

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  It can be a real challenge for hiring managers to judge an employee by their behavior as a candidate. In fact many times, a candidate seems perfect on paper, but may not actually turn out to be a great hire. But the question is, how do you know? How can you reduce risk and… Read more »