How to Hire Scientists and Academics

Academic Recruitment Guide


Download this free guide for tips on how to optimize your recruitment process and find the best staff for your department as easily and efficiently as possible.

How to Hire Technical Staff

Corporate Recruitment Guide

Corporate Researcher

Need the best expert, technical, or PhD-level staff to move your company forward?

This free guide will help you find them.

Recruiting spotlights

According to recent research, jobs that require a high level of technical expertise take the longest time to hire for. We surveyed a selection of ResearchGate members from three of the most difficult sectors to hire for – engineering, technology, and healthcare – to see what their priorities are in a job. We hope recruiters find this information useful when trying to find candidates in these sectors.

Recruiting survey: engineering

Find out how engineering professionals view their job

Recruiting survey: healthcare

Find out how healthcare professionals view their job

Recruiting survey: technology

Find out how technology professionals view their job


How to understand research metrics

When you’re hiring for a science job, a research job, or a technical or R&D vacancy, you should pay close attention to the research metrics of candidates. Here’s what those metrics mean.

3 employer branding questions

It’s never been more important to have a strong employer branding strategy to help you retain your technical staff and attract new talent. Here are three questions to ask to help you formulate your strategy.

5 reasons to look beyond research area

Focusing on candidates from the precise research area of your vacancy might seem sensible, but widening your search can help you find the best hire. Here are five reasons to look beyond research area.