How is your firm handling hiring, retaining, training engineers? You might be amazed by what others do
From this report, learn how your company stacks up and what you can do to become more appealing
Courtesy: Andrew Neel, CFE Media and Technology
Hiring, Retaining & Training Engineers report insights
- About two-thirds (68%) of respondents report that Millennials (Generation Y) are completely or somewhat prepared for this industry.
- Many (68%) of respondents are mentoring junior team members more actively to help deal with the shortage of skilled professionals.
The 2023 Hiring, Retaining & Training Engineers report has been released by Consulting-Specifying Engineer. In it, more than 350 people provide information about how they are filling jobs, what benefits they offer and on continuing education.
Fifty-three percent of companies seeking new hires are looking at candidates with 3 to 5 years of experience; 44% 6 to 10 years; 37% 0 to 2 years (entry level).
The most sought-after professionals are those involved with electrical (57%) or mechanical engineering (50%).
More than half of companies offer the following benefits to their employees: vacation, sick leave, PTO, etc. (79%); health insurance (71%); casual dress code (62%); life insurance (58%); flexible work schedule (57%); work remotely/at-home privileges (53%); regular performance evaluations (51%).
Continuing education is considered highly valuable to engineers, with 89% rating it 7 or higher on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 indicated “no value” and 10 indicated “extremely valuable;” 56% gave a rating of 9 or 10.