How a Competitive Candidate Market Affects Your Hiring Process

How a Competitive Candidate Market Affects Your Hiring Process

It seems the only guarantee in life is that nothing stays the same. Look back a few years and candidates were at the whim of those scarce few companies hiring. Now, as approximately 54% of employers look to hire full-time, permanent IT employees, we see a reversal in favor of a competitive candidate market. That type of shift means old hiring tactics will have to go the way of the Blackberry Sidekick.

Last year, Indeed found that if a business fails to fill an open position in the first 30 days, there’s a 57% chance that it’ll remain open for 3 months or more. That can have a serious financial impact. What’s behind that hiring inertia? We think we have an idea. Continue reading

A Wrap On Denver StartUp Week 2014

EL DSW2Denver Startup week just wrapped on September 20th and all I can say is, it was pure awesomeness. This is the 3rd year it has taken place and it is great to see the growth each year.  This year, there were so many sessions at capacity that people had to sit on the floor and stand in the back – which they didn’t mind doing because the sessions were so great!  I heard multiple people say how they wish they could have attended all the sessions as all topics were timely and exciting. Continue reading

Denver Startup Week: Hiring Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Denver Startup Week 2013

As part of our sponsorship of Denver Startup Week, on Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 (5p-7p), John Kindgeski, our resident “Startup expert” will be presenting on Hiring Mistakes Startups Should Avoid. Joined by Kelly Taylor of Pivotdesk and Chris Black of Tendril, John will be part of a panel discussion about how to overcome many hurdles faced when building a team.

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Colorado Capital Conference Connects Growth and the Community

Rockies Venture ClubAs part of EdgeLink’s continued involvement in the growth of the Denver area community, we are assisting in the promotion and communication of the upcoming Rockies Venture Club (RVC) conference on October 8th and 9th. Currently, RVC’s membership is 450+ members and growing. They have helped companies raise over $5 Million in investment capital in the last 6 months, and they continue to create new jobs at a rate of one per week.  RVC, a club that connects investors, service providers, and entrepreneurs, is staging the Colorado Capital Conference on October 8th and 9th. The 24th Annual Colorado Capital Conference is a 2-day event, which gives entrepreneurs and investors the opportunity to meet in person, learn, and collaborate within workshops, breakout sessions, and specialized networking groups. Continue reading