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18 May

Professional Pointers for Surviving the Transition to the Workplace

Posted by Emily Goldberg |
May 18, 2017

Tags: Culture, Recruitment

The transition from attending a university to your first professional job for both engineering students and others can be a challenging one. Not all major concentrations spend enough time preparing students for success in the working environment. Many students enter the workforce well trained on the technical aspects of how to do their jobs, but not very knowledgeable about how to survive all...

27 Mar

Using Mentoring and Extensive Client Engagement to Grow Professionally

Posted by Omar Hamoush |
Mar 27, 2017

Tags: Culture, Recruitment, Mentoring

Now that I have been in my chosen career field of industrial automation for almost a year and a half, it’s a good time to look back on what’s gone right and what could be improved as I continue to grow professionally. Having recently been promoted to a Consultant II, I know that the biggest factor contributing to my promotion included adding to my skill set. In order to do that, I needed to...

05 Dec

Avid Solutions: Green to Guru–Accelerating the New Grad Transition

Posted by Scott Childress |
Dec 05, 2016

Tags: Our Company, Culture, Recruitment

According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) onboarding is “the process by which new hires get adjusted to the social and performance aspects of their jobs quickly and smoothly. They learn the attitudes, knowledge, skills and behaviors required to function effectively within an organization.”

22 Nov

The Goal of Avid Solutions is to Create a Perfect Candidate Experience

Posted by Vinaya Pai |
Nov 22, 2016

Tags: General, Our Company, Culture

During my more than five years at Avid Solutions, it has been both challenging and rewarding to be aligned with a company that consistently moves our candidate experience in the right direction. Our HR department works very hard to ensure that all of our candidates and employees have a special experience at Avid Solutions.

09 Nov

Avid Solutions Named One of the Triad's 50 Fastest-Growing Companies

Posted by Anne Wear |
Nov 09, 2016

Tags: General, Our Company, Culture

The Triad Business Journal recently named Avid Solutions one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the area. The Triad Business Journal ranks each of the nominated companies based both YOY dollar growth and percentage growth. To be considered, companies must have completed three full fiscal years and had $2 million or more in revenues in 2015, and their US headquarters must be located...

13 Oct

Becoming a Thought Leader in Industrial Automation (Or a Related Field)

Posted by Leigh Hamm |
Oct 13, 2016

Tags: General, Culture

Thought leadership is a term that is used widely but it varies in definition, which often makes it difficult to navigate a clear path to thought leader status. It can be challenging to pinpoint what a thought leader truly is and how one goes about achieving that title or career status.

22 Sep

STEM – A Glimpse into the World of Industrial Process Control

Posted by Kathryn Fisher |
Sep 22, 2016

Tags: Process Industry, Culture

The engineers at Avid Solutions enjoy sharing their love for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects. The awareness of the importance of STEM education has been growing for the past half century. School-aged children are exposed to science and math regularly. However, the distinctions between what it takes to be a scientist, a mathematician or an engineer are often...

18 Jan

MES Can Be a Powerful Motivation and Empowerment Tool

Posted by Brian Briggs |
Jan 18, 2016

Tags: Process Industry, Performance, General, Support, Our Company, Culture

One of the often overlooked, but frequently a very important and powerful aspect of a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), is its use as a motivational tool.

07 Dec

How to Work with an Integrator During the Bid Process

Posted by Andy Robinson |
Dec 07, 2015

Tags: In The News, Performance, General, Our Company, Culture

As seen in Automation World, relationships work best when both parties operate from a common understanding and shared goals. When this occurs between a client and integrator, it usually involves execution of a successful project that is on time and budget.  But, this can be a challenge for a

30 Oct

Happy Halloween from Avid Solutions!

Posted by Avid Solutions |
Oct 30, 2014

Tags: Our Company, Culture, Recruitment

The Winston-Salem office held their annual Halloween event this week including ghosts, goblins, haunted tunnels, and lots of candy! 

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