TalentTech’s comprehensive guide will help you navigate the complex world of engineering recruitment, from understanding the importance of effective recruitment strategies, the challenges faced with the ever increasing competitive candidate market and overcoming the difficulty relating to current engineering skills gaps through effective candidate attraction methods, positive onboarding of new recruits and the retention of existing engineers.
In today’s digital age, where information flows rapidly and candidates have more options than ever, creating a strong employer brand has become a critical component of talent acquisition. A compelling employer brand not only attracts top talent but also fosters employee retention and loyalty.
In this blog, we’ll explore strategies to build a winning employer brand that resonates with the expectations of the digital-savvy workforce.
In today’s highly competitive business landscape, finding and hiring the right talent is a critical challenge for companies across various industries. This challenge becomes even more pronounced when it comes to specialised roles like Field Service Engineers, Senior Field Service Engineers, and Service Managers.
Looking for advice on how to attract, assess and recruit the UK best field service engineering talent?
Recruiting engineers in the UK is tough! The current UK engineering skills gap together with high demand for the good engineers makes recruiting the best engineers difficult. It’s more challenging than ever to secure the great talent, here’s how you can be more competitive in the scramble for hard to find engineers.
When preparing for a Field Service Engineer interview, it’s essential to be ready for a range of technical and behavioral questions.
In this post we will give you some guidance on how to best prepare yourself for an interview and what you should be expecting to be asked as well as some ideas of questions you should prepare to ask the employer yourself for your role as a Field Service Engineer.
A Field Service Engineer in the UK plays a crucial role in providing ongoing technical mechanical or electrical engineering support and services to various industry sectors.
Field service engineers work on machinery and equipment in industries that could include manufacturing, vending, beverage, plant & heavy equipment, agriculture, packaging, food processing, generators, industrial, PLCs, medical, commercial catering equipment, gym equipment, logistics, and many more.
A career path for a Field Service Engineer can lead to various opportunities for professional growth and advancement. The specific path you take can depend on factors like your interests, specialisation, and the industry you work in.
Remember the pre-Covid era when meeting candidates in person was the norm?
At TalentTech Recruitment, we understand the value of a personal connection when it comes to hiring the right talent. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer our onsite interviewing facilities available for companies and candidates alike!
As a specialist recruiter, TalentTech Recruitment has the expertise and resources to help you find your next job quickly and efficiently.
Preparing is vital to performing well in assessment centres and will increase your chances of success. This post will help you approach your assessment day with full confidence and knowledge of what to expect.
The SaaS industry has experienced exponential growth in recent years, creating numerous job opportunities, especially in sales. Technology sales professionals play a crucial role in driving revenue and expanding customer bases. To thrive in this dynamic and competitive field, certain skills are indispensable such as:
Having clear priorities as an SDR in the technology industry brings focus, efficiency, targeted prospecting, enhanced communication, improved collaboration, and opportunities for continuous learning and growth, ultimately leading to better results and success in generating leads and driving revenue.
Preparing for a Design Engineer interview can help demonstrate your interest in the role/business and articulate your skills and suitability.
Preparing for your Design Engineer interview is essential to showcase your knowledge, align your skills with the company, and increase your chances of securing the position.
A well-organised and compelling sales portfolio leaves a lasting impression and increases your chances of securing the sales position. A well-organised and compelling sales portfolio leaves a lasting impression and increases your chances of securing the sales position.
We understand the power of networking and the value of personal recommendations. That’s why we’ve launched this referral scheme to encourage our network to help us connect with companies and candidates.
Preparing for a sales interview can help demonstrate your interest in the role/business and articulate your skills and suitability.
Preparation boosts your confidence. By thoroughly researching the company, understanding the role, and practicing potential interview questions, you will feel more self-assured during the interview.
Negotiating a higher salary at the final interview can be a delicate task, but here are some steps you can take to increase your chances of success: Research the market: Research the salary range for the position in your industry and location. This information will help you determine a reasonable salary range to negotiate. Highlight …
Explaining gaps in your CV can be challenging, but it’s important to be transparent and honest with potential employers. Here are some tips for explaining gaps in your CV.
There are four benefits to using a specialist recruiter to fill your vacancies. We have compiled a list of the most important reasons you should use a service to help you find the best possible candidates for your role.
‘Should I stay or should I go now? If I go, there will be trouble. And if I stay there will be double…’ We’re pretty sure The Clash didn’t pen their iconic lyrics with the counter offer in mind. But it got us thinking… What are the consequences of not leaving your job when you’ve …
Do you have any questions for me?
THE most important interview question to answer!
This is a huge opportunity to make a good impression, well-thought-out questions show curiosity and engagement and that you have prepared for the interview. it’s the interviewer’s way of gauging your level of interest in the job; and helps you develop a better understanding of whether you’ll be happy in the role, at that company.
Alongside Jack’s footballing career he started his professional career working for a recruitment agency in Coventry before moving into the SaaS Sales space, leading him to his most recent job Egnyte as Commercial Account Executive.
Read below how Jack transfers the skills he has learned on the pitch, to be a success in the workplace.
TalentTech are thrilled to welcome our 9th member to the team. Isaac will be starting with us on a 12-month internship from Coventry University. Isaac’s focus will be within the Technology Sales team; however, he will have exposure to all areas of the business, helping to gain a greater understanding of the recruitment world! “After …
Recruitment. A breeze or the bane of your life? We’re guessing the latter. It was recently reported by business leaders that recruitment problems are at record highs as no less than 76% of companies struggle to hire new staff, putting livelihoods at risk and damaging the economy. How much money have you wasted on fruitless …
According to Albert Einstein, ‘The only source of knowledge is experience.’ And he should know, right? Experience counts. Rated one of the highest attributes in all walks of life, it’s what sets us apart from the crowd. It separates the wheat from the chaff. From a pilot making the most challenging of landings in adverse …
The job of an SDR or Sales Development Representative is to generate new business sales appointments for more senior members of the team.
It’s currently a very buoyant recruitment landscape, with job opportunities at a high, so we suggest before you make any big career decisions, it’s important to ask yourself a few key questions. What are your goals? What do you hope to achieve in your career? Once you know what you want to accomplish, you can …
Giving feedback is always a delicate task, but it can be even more challenging when you’re not face-to-face with the person. You don’t want to appear negative, but you also need to ensure your message is delivered effectively. Feedback is often referred to as a gift so here are a few tips we recommend for …
As any good senior leadership team knows, employees are an organisation’s most important asset. Not only do they provide the skills and knowledge necessary to get the job done, but they also contribute to the overall culture of the workplace. Therefore, it is important to keep your prize assets happy, engaged, and motivated, in order …
A recent study by Google found that the single most important predictor of a team’s success was not intelligence, experience, or even work ethic–it was social cohesion. In other words, teams that were more connected to each other were also more successful. The researchers speculated that this was because teams with strong social ties were …
Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever, and employees are increasingly seeking out opportunities for flexible work arrangements. While some managers may view this trend with suspicion, there are many ways to increase flexibility without sacrificing productivity. Here are three tips TalentTech use to promote productivity within the workplace: Create a clear collaboration policy. In …
It’s a common misconception that the key to productivity is working hard and grinding it out. In reality, however, research has shown that taking breaks and focusing on quality over quantity can actually lead to better results. One study found that employees who took more frequent breaks were able to stay focused and had higher …
How did this all start? This all started with my colleagues, the ongoing support I get in the workplace is great. Everyone is so motivating and encourages me to keep going, work harder & don’t stop. What have you learnt over the last 3 years that’s relevant to the working world? Routine and consistency are …
Onboarding Can Make or Break a New Hire’s Experience The onboarding process is critical to a new hire’s success. It sets expectations for their entire candidate experience with the organisation and can ultimately determine the success of any recruitment project. The onboarding process should be designed to welcome the new hire and help them integrate …
It’s our birthday today and TalentTech turns 3! We never expected it to be easy, but we certainly weren’t expecting the challenges that life has thrown us all over the last 2 years. However, we wouldn’t change the decision we made to start TalentTech as it’s been the most amazing, exciting and interesting 3 years …
When in recruitment, you often get asked “why recruitment?”
So, we asked Nick “What led you to recruitment and why are you still here 25 years on?!”
It’s well known within the working world that Hard Work Pays Off, anyone that has ever succeeded or achieved anything inside or outside of the workplace has put the necessary effort to achieve their goal. This is as true for the next generation of students as it is for anyone. We were grateful for the …
TalentTech recruitment are super excited as we welcome our latest addition Callum Bird to the TT Squad! Callum joins the business as the magic #8 as we continue to expand and strengthen the team. With Callum’s previous engineering & technical recruitment experience and his enthusiasm, drive and ambition we are delighted to have you on …
In 2019, ‘burnout’ was recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an ‘occupational phenomenon’. Lockdowns have drastically affected our work-life balance and working environments. With much of the population working from home in a variety of conditions, it’s not surprising that nearly half (46%) of people, asked by Mental Health UK, felt that working from home …
According to Mental Health UK 1 in 5 UK workers felt unable to manage pressure and stress levels at work Job burnout can have significant consequences, including: Excessive stress Fatigue Insomnia Sadness, anger or irritability Alcohol or substance misuse Heart disease High blood pressure Type 2 diabetes Vulnerability to illnesses It is important to recognise …
Blue Monday is a term coined by the media in 2005 to describe the third Monday of January, which has been found to be statistically one of the most depressing days of the year. The effects of this day can be felt throughout your workplace. From an increase in sick leave and tardiness, to reduced …
Set clear goals Set clear and detailed goals about your expectations and create actionable steps to help you achieve them. Some examples of professional growth include obtaining an academic degree, earning industry certification, learning new technology and increasing duties and responsibilities. Step-by-step plan Once you have established your goal, break it down into a step-by-step …
A few things to consider before accepting a counter offer: By turning down the offer of a new job you have lined up will, more than likely, burn your bridges with that company. The new role may be the more suitable opportunity. Think over all the reasons why you started looking in the first place …
1. Aim to keep your CV to no more than two A4 pages. 2. Tailor your CV to the job you are applying for, research the company and read the job description. 3. Make it look good, clear layout, use bullet points and short sentences. 4. Don’t leave gaps and tell the truth! 5. Check …
DO Ensure contact information is correct Use simple business fonts e.g. Calibri, Arial (10-12 pts) List employment history in reverse order (most recent first) Include facts and figures in your achievements Include keywords wherever possible (skills, achievements, sector, location, customers, level of interaction (senior management etc.) DONT Exceed three pages (ideally two) Overuse the word …
1. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail! Research the company and the role. Look at any information you have been sent, for example the job description and person specification. 2. Be organised Make sure you have all your notes together, your battery is fully charged, you’ve checked your signal strength and have a quiet environment to take the call. …
The Half Marathon – A Virtual Endeavor: The initial plan was to participate in the Coventry Half Marathon, a popular local event that brings together fitness enthusiasts from all walks of life. However, due to the pandemic, the event was cancelled, leaving many disappointed. But TalentTech saw an opportunity to turn this setback into something …
TalentTech recruitment is delighted to welcome our 7th member to the team. Lyndsey Hulm joins the organisation at a time of hyper growth and will only help to push the company further forward on the current trajectory. Read more about Lyndsey below and on the meet the team section of the website. “I’ve previously worked …
TalentTech are delighted to announce the aquisition of Ryan Parfrey as Executive Recruiter working in the Sales and Engineering division. Read below more about Ryan. “I have joined TalentTech Recruitment as an Executive Recruiter and really looking forward to joining a growing and forward-thinking company who are specialists in Technical and Technology Recruitment. Having worked …
As the world opens up and restrictions of the last 18 months start to ease, we are experiencing a major impact on the UK recruitment landscape. Business confidence has returned with gusto and we are witnessing a sharp increase in organisations scrambling to strengthen their human capital as companies take the opportunity to reshape and …
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