Sep

Industrial-strength Q&A with engineering recruiter Greg Harper

Gain insights into industrial manufacturing and the chemicals space from Charles Aris senior vice president Greg Harper, who recently discussed the state of engineering and operational opportunities with Charles Aris marketing associate Joe Metts:

Joe: Manufacturing job totals in the United States have seen a sharp decline in recent decades, but have actually increased over the past few years...

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Apr

Inventory views: Financial vs. Operational

by Blair Bass

Almost all companies with any inventory will reconcile it to the financial ledger at least once a year. I can clearly remember those twice-a-year, wall-to-wall inventory weekends when I was starting out in wholesale distribution. Those were grueling all-nighters – four in a row – until the controller was satisfied that we had somehow “reconciled” the balances back to a net-zero..

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Jul

Why great engineers are hard to find and even harder to land (Part 2 of 2)

by Greg HarperSenior Vice President at Charles Aris Inc.

[Part I available here]

Let's continue with some solutions to the supply-and-demand challenges faced by hiring authorities in today's engineering marketplace:

There are solutions to the engineering imbalance

The scarcity of STEM-based education, the rebirth of domestic manufacturing, and baby-boomer retirements all combine to make..

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Jul

Why great engineers are hard to find and even harder to land (Part 1 of 2)

by Greg HarperSenior Vice President at Charles Aris Inc.

I’ve been working in the retained search industry for the better part of a decade. My primary focus has been locating great engineering talent for my clients, and over the course of that time I’ve seen developing trends which make finding and recruiting top engineers incredibly challenging. The bad news is that these trends are here to..

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