Engineering & Technology: 3 Key Trends Employers Need To Know

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 8/6/19 10:22 AM

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Employers are under increasing pressure to find new ways to source the talent needed to meet business objectives. As specialists in both the tech and engineering sectors at SkyWater Search, we’ve observed three key trends which may create challenges for employers trying to connect with the qualified candidates their organization needs.

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Is Your IT Talent About To Quit?

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/31/19 11:43 AM

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American employees are disengaged and millions are looking for a new job. As a number of IT companies are beginning to discover, the sector isn’t immune. With low levels of unemployment and a scarcity of available talent, employers can’t afford to assume their top performers are satisfied in their work.

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6 Tips For Hiring IT Staff In Minnesota

Posted by Tim Snell on 7/29/19 10:46 AM

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Finding qualified, available IT candidates in today’s competitive Minnesota jobs market is a challenge facing many employers but is it your company’s attitude towards hiring that’s impacting your ability to source talent?

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How to Respond to Requests for Your Salary History

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 7/25/19 9:51 AM

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In your job search, you’ve likely visited your share of employer websites.  If you’ve been at it for a while, you’ve also probably applied for jobs online.  In other words, you have endured the seemingly endless procession of screens, asking you increasingly private and confidential questions.  It’s part of the process.  And if you want to be considered for the job, you accept that you need to answer them.  After all, “it’s policy.”

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5 Salary Negotiation Tips For First Time Job Seekers

Posted by Brian Rudolph on 7/23/19 2:10 PM

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Today’s Minnesota jobs market favors candidates, but finding a job can still be a daunting prospect for many applicants. For ‘first time’ job seekers one of the most difficult aspects of the entire hiring process is salary negotiation.

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The SkyWater Team Tackles Highway Cleanup

Posted by Kurt Rakos on 7/18/19 9:12 AM

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Each year we carve some time out of our busy schedules to take care of a stretch of highway in our community that we have adopted through the MN Department of Transportation's Adopt a Highway program. If you've been looking for ways your company can make a contribution to a cleaner environment, this is a great program to look into. 

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Why You Should Never Accept A Counter-Offer

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/17/19 9:20 AM

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In recent months we’ve seen a rise in the number of counter-offers offered to candidates as sought after skills becoming harder to find. As the labor market improves, we expect to see the number and strength of these counter-offers increase.

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2019 MN Job Market Trends

Posted by Adam Hoffarber on 7/3/19 1:35 PM

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A New Whitepaper from SkyWater Search Partners:

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The Whole Truth? Identifying Resume Lies

Posted by Tony Fornetti on 6/19/19 10:08 AM

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According to recent research, around 60% of hiring managers have caught applicants lying on their resumes. During the recession, numbers rose as competition became for jobs became so fierce yet it still continues today. The impact of hiring a candidate who has deliberately misled the hiring manager on their resume can be destructive.

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When Leaders Make Mistakes….

Posted by Paul Beard on 6/17/19 3:09 PM

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Everyone, no matter who they are, from the office rookie right up to the President of an organization, makes mistakes at work. When you are a manager or a leader of a team, however, those mistakes are magnified. As a leader, whatever the reason for your error, it is vital that you are accountable and own up to your error.

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