As 2020 is only a few weeks away, engineering companies typically engage in year-end reviews of their employees and the organization as a whole. After all, with a new year comes a host of new opportunities. This is especially the case with a continued strong economy and vibrant technology industry.
What follows are some of our most popular engineering blog posts from 2019. Take a look at the topics our readers deemed worthy of their interest. Undoubtedly, there are a few insights within to help better inform your planning for the New Year.
Want to Keep Your Best Engineers? Read this!
Retaining your top employees remains the goal of nearly all companies, and it’s especially the case at engineering organizations. The costs of the staffing and onboarding processes, as well as the productivity hit, suffered when a high engineer leaves are notable. Put, your organization needs to focus significant efforts on retention.
This popular article from February looks at a few tips for retaining engineers. Of course, compensation matters somewhat. Ultimately, welcoming company culture has the most impact on your company’s retention rate.
Become a True Leader in Your Engineering Position
Even with superior engineering skills, showing leadership in your daily role requires a few unique abilities. This popular article from last year offers advice for an engineer looking to move into a managerial position. Being a change agent and helping to mentor your coworkers are only two of the steps to take.
Also, consider reaching out to your company to add a leadership development program. Additionally, learning about project management techniques, including Agile and Scrum, helps to better position yourself for this kind of role.
Those Generous Benefits Top Engineers Expect to Receive
Somewhat related to our most popular article in 2019, this top blog post looks at building an excellent benefits package able to attract the best engineering talent, while keeping your own in the fold. Of course, company culture is another important factor when it comes to retention. Ultimately, benefits significantly impact employee morale and job satisfaction.
Consider adding a generous health insurance plan, along with a related wellness program that encourages exercise and other healthy behavior. Flexible scheduling and telecommuting are also desired. Finally, engineers also want to work for an organization that’s active in their community.
If you need advice, building a great engineering career, speak with the experts at Venteon. As one of the top engineering staffing agencies in Michigan, we can help bring you higher levels of success.