The 2015 Semi-Annual EdgeLink Loyalty Index Results Are In

ELI

Is it that time of year already? Once again, we at EdgeLink are excited to announce the results for our most recent ELI customer and candidate survey! On a semi-annual basis, Inavero administers the EdgeLink Loyalty Index (ELI) which measures our Net Promoter Score and customer service performance directly from the feedback of our everyday customers and candidates.

Reflecting on our performance allows us to analyze existing circumstances and make changes to improve service to both our candidates and clients. That level of commitment is one of the contributing factors to EdgeLink being awarded the 2014 Inavero Best of Staffing in Talent and Client Satisfaction.  The candid, honest feedback we receive allows us to equally reevaluate our victories and any areas of improvement.

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Our Mid-Year Review of the State of the Denver IT Job Market

Sunny Day In Denver Colorado

The Denver IT market is finally getting its dues. Back in February, Information Week and Dice partnered up to release their list of the hottest cities for IT professionals and Denver was in the top 10. That’s no surprise to people in Colorado.

According to Dice, the average annual IT salary in Colorado’s capital is $94,940, which is eighth highest in the country. But where is the Denver IT job market expected to go from here? Continue reading

EdgeLink Named “Fastest Growing Private 100 Companies” by the Portland Business Journal

PBJ100On June 17, 2015, EdgeLink, a boutique IT staffing and recruiting firm, was named by the Portland Business Journal as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies.  EdgeLink is headquartered in Portland and has a branch office in Denver, Colorado.

The Portland Business Journal’s recognition event took place on Wednesday the 17th at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Portland.  Nearly 900 people were in attendance at the “Wild West” themed event which featured a bucking bronco and music from local musicians, The Earnest Lovers.

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How You Can Get The Best IT Talent In A Tough Market

IT Talent in a Tough Market

If you’ve tried to hire an IT professional in the past six months, you may have noticed it more challenging than before. Maybe you found the right person but they accepted another position before you could extend an offer. Or it could be that they started your job but left half way through the contract for another, “better” position. Two market trends have been the largest contributors to this occurrence:

1.)    The IT job market continues to steadily grow, having expanded 31% in the last 15 years.

2.)    The unemployment rate in IT is 2.3%.

The increase in technology jobs in the market along with a low number of IT professionals looking for work has made it harder to find IT talent today. Additionally, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation found that 48.3% of college students that initially enrolled in STEM programs are changing their minds and pursing non-STEM related fields.

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EdgeLink Denver Roots for Candidates in Go Code Colorado Finals

EdgeLink Denver Go Code Colorado

On May 21st, 2015, members of the EdgeLink Denver team witnessed the final round of the Go Code Colorado competition unfold first-hand. Sponsored by the state of Colorado, Go Code Colorado challenged development teams statewide to create apps using public sector, open source data to help local businesses make smarter decisions. The final round pitted nine teams against each other for one of three $25,000 grants and hands-on tech sector mentorship sessions.

Edgelink was represented at the event by Amanda Grochowalski and Ashley Martinez, both Senior Technical Recruiters on the EdgeLink Denver team. Amanda said, “one of our candidates was a member of the MentorMatter team and anyone who knows EdgeLink understands that we were ecstatic to see one of our candidates reach so far.” Continue reading