EdgeLink Builds Partnerships While Cosponsoring Colorado Ski Day

Colorado Ski Day

On April 24th, 2015, EdgeLink cosponsored a Colorado Ski Day event for its many technology partners along the gorgeous slopes of Colorado’s Arapahoe basins. The outing was hosted and organized by ViaWest with the help of EdgeLink, Market Creation Group, Brainspire, SLI Global, and Vista Solutions as a way of building greater bonds with existing partners and making new connections. John Kingdeski, Manager of Contract Services at EdgeLink, led the all-day outing for the EdgeLink team and had this to say about the event.

“Part of the EdgeLink difference has always been that we build lasting relationships with our customers. Why limit those interactions? I see fun events like this as an extension of that ideal. Plus, everyone had a blast on the slopes, whether they could ski powder or not.” Continue reading

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

Spring Cleaning Your Career: Are You Ready for the Job Search?

Spring Cleaning Your CareerIt’s hard to miss the fact that there is a lot of momentum in the IT industry in today’s market. Demand is high, and the challenge of attracting and retaining talented tech professionals is creating a lot of competition between companies. If you’re looking to make a move in this active job market, now is the time to dust off your career and get ahead of the game.

At EdgeLink, we work closely with our candidates to make sure they find the perfect fit for their career. Here’s some of the best advice we’ve come across to help you get ready for the job search. 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

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