Adding Value to the Client Without Filling the Position

EdgeLink Strategic RelationshipThere is no better feeling for our team than the exhilaration derived from discovering an open consulting requisition from a client, especially if it’s a foot-in-the-door to bigger things. The euphoria can quickly turn into frustration and desperation if the right candidate isn’t discovered in a timely manner. Knowing our competition is hot on our heels to fill the same requirement adds even more stress to the situation, and may sway our competition to force a square peg into a round hole by presenting candidates who may not truly be a fit.  At EdgeLink, we believe that there are ways to add value to the relationship even if the open position is difficult to fill. Here’s how… Continue reading

Part 2: Hiring in a Tight Market- Why You Should Move Quickly

Hiring fast in a tight market

Last week, I discussed the challenge of hiring in a tight market and why waiting to make a decision may be the right strategy. However, there are always opposing sides of each argument, and in this case, we see that there are also very compelling reasons to move quickly in a tight market, when the right candidate surfaces.

As in every case, it’s very important to remain selective and to stick to your guns when looking to retain top talent. However, there is a point at which a decision should be made, and pulling the trigger at the right time may avoid a number of unforeseen downstream obstacles. Continue reading

Part 1: Is Being More Selective When Hiring in a Tight Market the Right Answer?

Being More Selective when HiringThe market for technical talent is thinning. We are witnessing highly skilled resources becoming  scarce across all areas of the technology spectrum. However, what we are seeing is that there are also slowing trends in hiring as the demand continues to grow. So, what is the right answer: be more selective or make quicker decisions?  We’ll speak to this topic in two articles, addressing both sides of the argument.

Here are a few of the reasons why it makes sense to be more selective in a tight market. Continue reading