We are looking for degreed Mechanical Engineers--anyone know a good place to source candidates for rent or hire? We've tried directly with colleges and universities within 50 miles of our geographic location but most are interested only in working for mid-sized or large organizations and not a smaller one like ours. Currently working with five different headhunters, too, with very limited success.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
I'm surprised you weren't having success with recent college graduates. I'd imagine that you could advertise the benefits of working in a small company - quick growth, mentoring/exposure with the "top people" in the company, a role with broad responsibilities...
My only suggestion is to tap into the passive candidate pool yourself, for example, through LinkedIn profiles in your colleague's networks. You might find someone looking to make a career move and those benefits could appeal to them.
Good luck! I know recruiting can be tough!