How to Recruit Great Engineers

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How to Recruit Great Engineers

Great engineers are difficult to come by, so to attract the best on the market, you need a position that excites them. This includes creating a defined job description, clearly detailing why anyone would be crazy not to want to join your team, the role itself and the benefits that come with it.

Ideally, you will be recruiting for someone to join an already brimming engineering team, but if you are looking for a candidate to breathe new air into a department that is plodding along – or to start from scratch – then this is where things get interesting. If the latter is where your company is currently is at, then you are looking for a candidate who is capable of shaping and moulding an entire department and of producing results.

That is quite the challenge and, to the right candidate, an exciting one.

Make Them Want You

Despite the pandemic and the effects of furlough on businesses and employees, it isn’t true to say that it is an employers’ market, as many companies expect. Candidates are taking their time to find the right opportunity for themselves, refusing to settle for a position at just any company.

The culture must match their values, and the opportunity must be able to demonstrate the potential for growth in terms of personal and professional development. The financial aspect cannot be overlooked, either, with candidates aware of their value. Money is not the be-all and end-all when recruiting for new staff, but if the position you are advertising for is well below the expected salary range, then don’t expect to be hiring the best candidates on the market. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.

Sourcing Great Engineers

Writing up a job advertisement that casts your company and position in the best light in just one small part of the recruitment process, and it matters not if it never gets seen by the right eyes. Sourcing the best candidates is a job in itself and, while you can just post an advertisement on a job board and wait for CVs to flood in, more often than not it takes a more proactive approach to find the best candidates.

Work With BMS Performance

By working with BMS Performance to fill your technical vacancy, you will be working with a recruitment consultancy that knows what they are doing. You won’t be bogged down with any of the tedious aspects of recruiting, such as sifting through hundreds of CVs, making initial contact with candidates, and whittling down to a final shortlist of applicants. Our team handles all of that for you.

In the case of finding the best engineers for your company, it is a niche that demands a specialised approach. Our team know exactly what they are looking for, and will happily sit down and discuss with you what the ideal candidate looks like.

For more information on what we have to offer for your recruitment, and how we simplify and accelerate the hiring process so that you get the right candidate in as quickly as possible, please get in touch with a member of our team today.

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