There is an imminent shortage facing the engineering field, as Baby Boomers and Traditionalists approach retirement in record numbers. As a result, businesses need to start targeting highly-skilled young men and women to proactively bridge the emerging talent gap.

In our free webinar, we’ll provide valuable insight on the imminent shortage and discuss the best ways to forge relationships with a new generation of talent.

Engaging the next generation of engineers: Filling the talent shortage

Tuesday, May 1, 2:00pm EST

Some of the key topics we’ll cover include:

  • The current state of the engineering talent pipeline
  • How the landscape of engineering talent is changing
  • Developing educational solutions and partnerships to solve real-world challenges
  • Ways you can develop your talent pipeline in your community

Presented by:

Jesse Wright, Regional Recruiting Manager, Adecco Engineering and Technical

Jesse Wright is responsible for recruiting efforts across 16 states in the Upper Midwest, he works closely with his team of recruiters to develop sourcing and recruiting strategies that identify technical talent for clients across many different industries. Jesse is a 15-year veteran of the technical staffing industry, having previously held positions in recruiting, sales, national account management, branch management and regional management.

Thor Misko, Vice President of University and Organizational Engagement, Project Lead the Way

Thor Misko focuses on developing new and expanded partnerships between PLTW and post-secondary institutions while working closely with PLTW's University Affiliates. Thor has been with PLTW since 2008. Previous roles and responsibilities have included professional development, post-secondary relationships, as well as Innovation Portal and Collaborative Portal development. He has earned the distinction of U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional.

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Hiring people who fit.

Building a solid team of top performers who work well together is a challenge. And, while new employees don't come with guarantees, there are some things you can do to help ensure they will be a hit. Read on for some great tips from Adecco’s Rules for Hiring Great Employees booklet.

Can you manage them?

As a manager, you must get work done through others. So, once you've determined that a candidate is qualified for the position, find out if they will be manageable. Asking a candidate to describe the qualities of a good manager; to explain how their previous boss got the best out of them; to discuss how they handle constructive criticism; or to describe the worst manager they ever had will help you determine if you can successfully manage them.

Are they right for your company?
Gauging how a candidate will fit in with your corporate culture is extremely important. Make sure the candidate's goals and their dedication to reaching them dovetail well with your company's vision. For instance, if your company emphasizes a team environment, a candidate who prefers working solo may not be the best choice.

“Right” vs. “Perfect”

Ultimately, there are no assurances when hiring an employee. The “perfect” candidate may not exist, but the “right” one probably does. What constitutes the “right” hire? A person who is able to do the work, someone with team spirit and who is manageable, a professional who fits the corporate image and who is personally compatible with your company, and an emotionally mature adult with sound and rational judgment who will be a tremendous asset to your department and your company. 

Hiring the right people for your company is one of your greatest challenges as a manager. With some extra hard work and a keen eye for the best candidates, you are sure to find your next great employee. For more advice on hiring the people that are the right fit for you

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