Spring 2012

Research: 'Buckliball' Opens New Avenue in Design of Foldable Engineering Structures

buckliMotivated by the desire to determine the simplest 3-D structure that could take advantage of mechanical instability to collapse reversibly, a group of engineers at MIT and Harvard University were stymied -- until one of them happened across a collapsible, spherical toy that resembled the structures they'd been exploring, but with a complex layout of 26 solid moving elements and 48 rotating hinges. (Read more here)

Thanks to Our Clients - Best of Staffing Second Year in a Row!

Ideal has been named to Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing™ list for the second consecutive year. Ideal garnered the honor again by receiving remarkable reviews from their clients. Less than 1% of North American staffing firms have been named to the prestigious list, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder and sponsored by the American Staffing Association.   BOS2012


Ideal's Director, Jim Alesio, commented, "Through the course of nearly 30 years, Ideal has developed strong relationships with talent and gained a deep understanding of their skills and strengths. We pair that knowledge with our industry expertise and effectively match the best candidates for clients' individual needs. We are excited to be named Best of Staffing for two years running and are dedicated to continuing to provide exemplary service to our clients."

The Counteroffer Fallacy

counter offerHiring managers:

Counteroffers are good - if the person accepts I keep a valuable employee.



Counteroffers are good - it means my employer really values me.


The reality:

Wrong on both counts!


The idea behind giving or accepting a counteroffer seems to make sense. An employer keeps an experienced, valuable employee and the employee receives higher compensation and maybe a promotion. Win - win right? Continue Reading

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Ideal is a proven provider of engineers, designers, and drafters in these key industries: 
  • Aerospace/Defense
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  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Consumer Products
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  • Environmental
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  • Governmental
  • Manufacturing
  • Marine/Shipbuilding
  • Petrochemical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation

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  • CATIA Designers and Engineers
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