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7 traits of highly successful engineering companies

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The engineering sector comprises many different areas of business. Energy, environmental, IT, automotive, marine and construction are all parts of the vast group of corporations we call engineering companies. Engineers are pillars of society and it is thanks to engineers we all enjoy the functions and solutions we all take for granted in our daily lives.

The only problem is that they are too few.

Engineers are hard to come by and companies are often falling short in their endeavours to find qualified candidates.

Engineers pick and choose and in order for companies to be considered attractive they have to meet certain criteria.
Below we have listed 7 traits that the most popular engineering companies have in common.

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7 traits of highly successful engineering companies

  1. 1. 7 TRAITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL ENGINEERING COMPANIES The engineering sector comprises many different areas of business. Energy, environmental, IT, automotive, marine and construction are all parts of the vast group of corporations we call engineering companies. Engineers are pillars of society and it is thanks to engineers we all enjoy the functions and solutions we all take for granted in our daily lives. The only problem is that they are too few. Engineers are hard to come by and companies are often falling short in their endeavours to find qualified candidates. Engineers pick and choose and in order for companies to be considered attractive they have to meet certain criteria. Below we have listed 7 traits that the most popular engineering companies have in common. The Night Lights of Planet Earth by woodleywonderworks used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/58JLdy
  2. 2. 1/7 Offers permanent employment A permanent job is highly valued among engineers. The reasons for this are difficult to completely understand but perhaps the many consultancy firms within the segment are a contributing factor? Permanent employment within the engineering and development companies are thus naturally interesting. Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Construction by Alan Stark used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/6CZhPW
  3. 3. 2/7 Flexible working conditions The possibility of combining leisure activities, such as exercise, with a demanding job is highly desirable. A flexible working environment also facilitates the combination of working life with family life. Therefore companies with flexible conditions are considered attractive. Clock on East Montague by Ryan Johnson used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/bEx8qg
  4. 4. 3/7 Further training Further training is very sought after among engineers. Their field of practise his highly governed by knowledge and therefore keeping up to date is very important. Businesses that invest in further training of their staff are because of this very popular.
  5. 5. 4/7 Solidarity Technical development is teamwork. A prerequisite for achieving satisfactory results is cooperation, which of course if greatly improved by solidarity. let’s fly together by tiegeltuf used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/byebN7
  6. 6. 5/7 Challenging duties Engineering is largely based on problem solving. Approaching challenges and creating working solutions is what engineers do. Companies that give their employees challenging tasks tend therefore to be popular. rock climbing @ lei pi shan, yangshuo china by Maria Ly used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/8ZY7Uh
  7. 7. 6/7 Room for responsibility Challenges and the sense of responsibility are closely related for engineers. Combine this with a flexible working environment and independence and you have a recipy for success. Massive engines hanging like red Christmas tree ornaments by Angelo DeSantis used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/pc1ZHW
  8. 8. 7/7 Varying duties Having varying duties at work is appealing for most people and engineers are in this respect no different. NASA Scientific Balloon in Antarctica by NASA Goddard Space Flig used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/b8xEnM
  9. 9. If you want to find out more about how to attract the right competence or if you need assistance in finding a specific candidate, you are more than welcome to contact us. You can also visit us at: randstad.se/professionals good to know you Click here to get in touch Author: Ola Eriksson, Goldbrand Communication, www.goldbrand.se Construction Site former Parking Garage Keibelstraße by Sascha Kohlmann used under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ https://flic.kr/p/pjS1yH

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