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A PCB Manufacturer’s Brush with Market Research

Posted by Paul Jackson on Tue, Dec 01, 2015 @ 12:14 PM

A how-to conduct market research for small and medium tech businesses

For SME businesses, conducting market research can be a daunting task which above all else requires the skill of listening.

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Development of Low Temperature PCBs

Posted by Paul Jackson on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 12:59 PM

Mid 2011 was the beginning of the collaboration between Omni Circuit Boards and D-Wave Systems to produce superconducting, low temperature printed circuit boards (PCBs).

Development was driven by D-Wave’s need for low temperature PCBs which could provide mono-metal superconductive connection to their unique processors. The PCBs would operate at low-temperature, be solderable and be suitable for wire-bonding. The PCB would also withstand multiple temperature cycling from below 500 Millikelvin to 20C.

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Understanding PCB Manufacturing: Avoiding File Errors

Posted by Paul Jackson on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 @ 08:39 AM

At Omni not all PCB files we receive are from seasoned PCB design professionals.

Designs also come to us from enterprising individuals who can credit their body of knowledge to the results of internet searches. The inspiration for this article came from one such individual.

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The Hiring Process - Group Decision Making

Posted by Paul Jackson on Wed, Aug 26, 2015 @ 12:42 PM

By now the selection team has met with all the applicants and graded their interviews. Next we meet to arrive at a consensus.

< Conducting Interviews 

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The Hiring Process - Conducting Interviews

Posted by Paul Jackson on Tue, Jul 07, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

Interviewing provides the opportunity to learn about the applicants skills, abilities and how well they respond under pressure.

< Short Listing the Candidates  Group Decision Making >

Set the rules for the interview team

Before the interview, sit with the team and review the rules of engagement. Basic rules include no questions regarding religion, ethnicity, family, sexual orientation or any topic which would make a reasonable person uncomfortable. If someone on the team doesn’t grasp the limits, replace them now.

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The Hiring Process - Short Listing the Candidates

Posted by Paul Jackson on Mon, Jun 22, 2015 @ 08:58 AM

By now you have received a multitude of resumes and cover letters so the fun can begin.

< External Job Postings  Conducting Interviews >

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The Hiring Process - External Job Posting

Posted by Paul Jackson on Wed, May 13, 2015 @ 07:30 AM

Constructing an external Job Posting may be one of the least fun tasks but it is one of the most critical in the hiring process.

Make it too vague and you will be spending the next three weeks filtering resumes out of your inbox. Make it too precise and you will find yourself with too few choices. When it comes to creating an external job posting, a few simple rules apply.

< Short Range Search  Short Listing >

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The Hiring Process - Short Range Searches

Posted by Paul Jackson on Tue, Apr 07, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

By now you have established a need for the role, you have reviewed or developed the job description, established the base salary and assembled your hiring team. Next comes the short range candidate search.

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The Hiring Process – A practical guide

Posted by Paul Jackson on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

With over thirty years experience culminating in my most recent adventure, PCB manufacturing at Omni Circuit Boards, I have had my share of successes and failures when it comes to hiring.

Short Range Searches >

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UBC and Omni awarded Engage Grant by NSERC

Posted by Paul Jackson on Sat, Feb 21, 2015 @ 03:22 PM

Vancouver, BC, January 7, 2015 University of British Columbia Department of Materials Engineering and Omni Circuit Boards have been awarded an Engage Grant (EG) through the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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