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

1 Million Cups: An Introduction to New Companies in the Colorado Technology Market

1MC_LogoAttending my first 1 Million Cups event last June, I had no idea what I was signing up for. But, inspired by their tradition of asking every single presenter, “what can we do to help you,” I knew I needed to be a part of it.

1 Million Cups started in 2011 in Kansas City, MO by the Kauffman Foundation with the premise that they wanted to build a local entrepreneurial community. They decided that it would take (at least) 1 Million Cups of coffee to do that. Less than two years later they are now in 65+ cities, including the Colorado technology market! Continue reading

EdgeLink Wins Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing ® Talent Diamond Award And Client Satisfaction Award

Best of StaffingPortland, OR – February 20, 2015 – EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry announced today they have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing ® Client Award and Inavero’s Best of Staffing® 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 in Client Satisfaction and Talent Diamond winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. With satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, 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

Strategies for Building a World Class Tech Team: Lessons from Portland Startup Week

Portland Startup Week

The Portland Startup scene is thriving, and EdgeLink is excited to be involved with the entrepreneurs and business leaders who are celebrating this growth. On February 5, EdgeLink’s Direct Hire Services Manager, Mark Schacter, hosted a panel of experts at the Portland Startup Week event, discussing “Strategies for Building a World-Class Tech Team.” Continue reading

The Attributes that Make a Company Great to Work For – EdgeLink sponsors DVSUG

20150126_183637On January 26th, 2015, EdgeLink Denver sponsored the Denver Visual Studio User Group and presented for the second time. The group is hosted monthly by Chris Wallace and held at Microsoft in the Denver Tech Center for developers who are utilizing the Microsoft stack. Aaron Mills, Denver Manager, presented on ‘The attributes that make a company great to work for’ after 6 weeks of research by the entire EdgeLink Denver team.

The team gathered information from both candidates and clients about what makes their company great to work for and how employee retention is promoted. The results were interesting to say the least! From waffle breakfasts, bike sharing, dogs in the office, and free lunches, the participants in EdgeLink’s study had plenty of information about why they love (or hate) the place they work.

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