Advantages of outsourcing & consulting for project management

Special projects can solve big problems and be very rewarding, but often lead to unforeseen costs and big headaches. The key to avoiding complications is to ensure that you’re starting off every project with the best possible chance of not only succeeding, but also moving forward smoothly and on time. If your team’s workflow is too overburdened to tackle the planning phase, or really any phase, consider working with an outside vendor with the time and resources to do the project correctly.

Best practices for project management outsourcing and consulting

Projects often start off with a vague goal and a fuzzy plan of action – a problem that can grow into a monster over the course of its deployment.  Make sure to check the following tasks off your list before moving forward:
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STEM skills essential to driving innovation

An analysis of each state was recently conducted by Bloomberg Rankings on the focus of several innovation factors, including: the number of STEM workers, research-and-development spending, the percentage of public tech companies, and patent approvals. Based on those and other factors, Washington was named the most innovative state in America.

Check out this infographic and learn why Washington is currently ranked as the most innovative state in America!
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Announcing Adecco Engineering & Technology’s Future Engineers Scholarship for promising engineering students

ET_scholarship_403x403STEM skills gap

There is a growing skills gap in the United States, especially when it comes to professionals with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) backgrounds. In fact, it’s expected that by 2018 there will be at least 2.4 million job vacancies in STEM fields.

STEM education

One solution to solve the STEM skills gap is to nurture students who show promise in STEM, and support their further education. Adecco Engineering and Technology is encouraging engineering students, in particular, by once again offering it’s Future Engineers Scholarship worth $2,500.

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Hiring for STEM skills in the New Year – Don’t wait

STEM skills worker in the fieldAs we near the end of 2013, is your 2014 workforce in place?  If you haven’t already, get a head start on recruiting for your current and projected 2014 hiring needs, especially if you’re recruiting employees with science, technical, engineering and mathematical (STEM) skills.  One of the most difficult challenges facing companies is the severe and growing gap in professionals with STEM skills.

To learn more about the STEM skills gap and its source, view our new infographic.

Recruiting for STEM jobs

Skilled STEM workers are particularly difficult to find, so we’ve compiled a list of recruiting strategies you can start using now to have your hires ready for January 1, 2014. 
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Girls in STEM Programs: Bridging the Skills Gap

Take your performance review seriously - your HR department would appreciate that Americans are divided on many subjects, but on one issue they stand nearly united: the skills gap, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. When asked if finding candidates with the required skills is a challenge, 84% of companies recently told the American Society for Training and Development they’re facing a skills gap. An incredible 93% of employers told tech industry groupCompTIA the same thing about IT employees. And the retirement of the Baby Boomers is only set to worsen the problem.

Evidence for the shortage of women in STEM fields is just as stark. While women are thriving on college campuses in general, they still received just 17.9% of undergraduate computer science degrees and 18.1% of engineering degrees, according to the Girls Collaborative Project. This obviously affects their professional choices. Women make up just 13% of employees in engineering fields and 26% in computer and mathematical sciences.

Putting Two and Two Together

Take these two facts and put them together and what do you get? A compelling case for getting more women interested in and studying STEM to help close the skills gap.

“Giving half the world a chance to become makers, inventors, scientists and leaders will create legions of new faces in jobs that are currently dominated by men. Imagine an engineering or business department of a Fortune 500 company and imagine that the room is 50% female, 50% male,” says Angie Chang, director of development at Hackbright Academy, a software engineering training program for women.
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Happy Birthday Florence Nightingale: International Nurses Day

We wanted to end Nurses Week on a birthday wish to the woman that founded what we now as modern nursing Florence Nightingale

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6, also known as National Nurses Day, through May 12, her birthday. All week we’ve featured nurses from the military to case management to nurses that volunteer and teach. We’ve also featured 2 nurses that blog regularly. They taught us a thing or two on how the medical field is using technology for patient care and what is happening with high-tech coding practices.

So, Happy Birthday Flo and thank you for paving the way for the exemplary nurses that take care of our country!

So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.

~ Florence Nightingale

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Job seekers in Engineering

Give your job search a better prognosis.

As a medical professional, your job is to help make people better. Our job is to help put you in a better position to do so.

At Adecco Medical, we work with skilled professionals like you every day, helping them realize their career goals by connecting them with top companies.

Check out our medical opportunities – we’ve got temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions available. Find some places where you think you can contribute and grow. Then apply. It’s pretty simple.
You’ve got the skills. Now get the job you want. Apply now!