EdgeLink Prepares for Growth and Moves to New Portland Offices

EdgeLink Prepares for Growth and Moves to New Portland OfficesEdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, will be saying farewell to their old offices on June 3rd and will be relocating to a more spacious suite in downtown Portland. Part of the next phase in their growth strategy, EdgeLink’s new and larger headquarters will be conducive to outward expansion as their personalized IT staffing and recruiting services continue to attract a loyal customer base.

EdgeLink’s new address will be: Continue reading

EdgeLink Wins Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award and Client Satisfaction Award

Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

Presentation1PORTLAND, OR – FEBRUARY 23, 2016 – EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, announced today they have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Satisfaction Award and Talent Diamond Award after winning the Best of Staffing Talent Award at least five years in a row for providing superior service to job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are nearly three times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 50% more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.  Award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada who earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. Continue reading

5 Ways to Retain Top IT Talent in a Competitive Market

Retention The IT hiring momentum that kicked off 2015 has yet to slow down, and in fact has been further boosted by the latest news from the White House; an announcement regarding a new initiative to help boost employment in the high-tech sector, with grants across the country, including Portland and Colorado.

This is creating a lot of movement in the tech industry and a lot of competition between companies that are hiring. If you’re planning to expand your current IT staff, the last thing you want is to be forced to hire for positions made empty by people leaving. Continue reading

Is There Such a Thing as Work Stability?

IT Candidate Job StabilityOver the past decade, we’ve witnessed a number of changes in the IT employment market:  the ecstatic highs of the dot com boom, the plunge into recession, and now the slow climb through a recovery-era, high-skill demand. With the ever changing landscape that is information technology, we start to ask ourselves if there is such a thing as work stability within the IT workforce.  Whether it’s full-time employment or contract staffing, the only certainty is the constancy of change. For all IT professionals, adapting to this change is vital to maintaining a sustainable work history. Some of the key areas to focus on in order to remain marketable through economic ups and downs include: Continue reading

Embracing IT Candidates, Placement or No Placement

Job InterviewIn our industry, the word “candidate” is extremely popular, a primary “building block” of our existence. Without candidates, companies like EdgeLink would not exist. Thus we decided a long time ago to redefine the meaning and purpose of the word “candidate.” While many might only seek out resources that fit a current client’s need, we build relationships with people because those people make up the very essence of our business model. Here are a few ways that “candidates” migrate into “relationships” at EdgeLink, even if they don’t fit a particular client position. Continue reading