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What Are The Employer Benefits of Hiring Contract Engineers?
What Are The Employer Benefits of Hiring Contract Engineers?

Hiring contract engineers is a savvy way to do business in the best of times, but the practice is even more beneficial to employers when business is slow. During the lean years of early-stage growth, hiring the right contract engineers will help cut costs while still delivering a high-quality product. The same benefit can be unlocked during economic recessions and…

Why Contract Engineering Jobs Are Great For Recent Grads
Why Contract Engineering Jobs Are Great For Recent Grads

In today’s job market, an engineering degree from a reputable school is a great asset for any candidate to have on their resume. There’s a reason why the past decade has seen a concentrated effort to encourage youth to pursue an education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – that’s where the employment opportunities are. With that said, not every…

Contract Engineering Support During a Business Downturn
Contract Engineering Support During a Business Downturn

There’s nothing fun about an economic recession, but if history has shown us anything, it’s that business downturn does not last forever, and that, though many of the doors you have grown accustomed to will close, other, new ones will open. For forward-thinking business owners and HR departments, one of those newly opened doors is improved access to contract engineering…

Engineering Contract Companies – Where To Start?
Engineering Contract Companies – Where To Start?

In recent years, the United States has seen a massive change in the way work gets done, as companies have shifted towards more of a project-based workflow with contract and freelance work now prevalent than ever. We saw a huge shift in this direction after the 2008 recession and it is likely that the coronavirus pandemic will have a similar…

Advantages of Contract Engineering During Economic Downturns
Advantages of Contract Engineering During Economic Downturns

There are certain advantages of contract engineering that you need to consider. In this brief guide, we will discuss a few. Excluding a handful of centenarians who were alive during the 1918 Spanish Flu, most of us have never experienced anything like the current Covid-19 situation we are facing. Even those who were alive in 1918 would have been too…

Can a Company Hire a Contractor Direct?
Can a Company Hire a Contractor Direct?

“Can a company hire a contractor direct?” We get asked this question from time to time here at Expect, so I thought we’d focus today’s blog on it. The short answer is yes, but a better question to ask is whether your company should hire a contractor direct, and the answer to that depends on your access to quality candidates,…

How To Find The Right Contract Engineering Companies
How To Find The Right Contract Engineering Companies

Every hiring manager in the country wants the best engineers working on their project, but finding and securing the right talent can be a much tougher task than it seems. Some Things to Consider Before Selecting a Contract Engineer For people with an HR background, assessing engineers for short-term contracts is tough. Engineers have specialized skills that don’t necessarily translate…

How Contract Engineering Firms Help Mid-Sized Companies
How Contract Engineering Firms Help Mid-Sized Companies

From insightful blogs to helpful video tutorials, there are thousands of free resources for business owners and hiring managers available on the internet. The content addresses all sorts of topics and varies significantly in quality, but one thing is consistent across the board – the vast majority of the advice is tailored to people running small businesses or departments in…