What Your Solution to the IT Skills Gap Says About Your Future

What your solution to the IT skills gap saysOrganizations everywhere dread having to fill multiple openings, but in the IT industry the trepidation is compounded. There is a disconnect in IT, with the growing demand for newer skills separating from the smaller pool of available niche talent. In fact, only 20% of workers have the skills required for 60% of jobs opening in the next 5-10 years. Despite this grim outlook, there is no need for worry as long as proactive measures are enacted.

Here are several solutions to the IT skills gap that can keep your company competitive and thriving for years to come. Continue reading

Teambuilding, Charity, and Fun: The Inaugural Colorado Startup Games

Startup GamesFor the first time since its inception, the Startup Games networking and charity event came to Colorado on October 15th for a fun day of competition in the name of good causes. High-growth startups in the community each donated money to play while also earning cash for their chosen charities.

This past May I had the opportunity to meet Sara Reeves, the Program Director of the Startup Games, and for months I worked with her to organize and bring the Startup Games to Denver. In the process I became not only a community advisor in finding volunteers and organizations to participate, but I also took on the role of Head Referee for the entire event. Continue reading

The Future of the Workplace: What’s Real and What’s Hype

The Future of the WorkplaceThere is possibly no word in the English language better suited to inducing daydreams than the word “future.” Some see the word and immediately think of robots and flying cars, while others envision paperwork being completely replaced by digital programs. Whatever the case, we all can agree that the world changes rapidly, and the future of the workplace is one that will not be the same as it is today. There have been many predictions in the media about the future of the workplace; let’s take a look at what’s real and what’s just hype. Continue reading

Denver Startup Week 2016: Why We’re Still Excited

Denver Startup Week 2016For the 5th year in a row, entrepreneurs from our thriving startup community came together to share ideas, build relationships, and have some fun at the 2016 Denver Startup Week. With attendance clocking in at over 13,000 attendees (up 30% over last year), our team at EdgeLink enjoyed being an official sponsor and interacting with so many exciting minds. It was an informative experience to attend the panels and learn even more about our local industry from our tech community peers. Continue reading

Lowering the Average Cost Per Hire of IT Talent

Lower Cost Per Hire of IT TalentNot every talent acquisition expense is set in stone. Certain costs, like salary requirements and benefits, almost have a minimum buy-in due to the competitive nature of the talent market. Other expenses relating to the actual hiring process allow for more wiggle room, if business leaders know which processes to streamline and where the average cost per hire can be cut down. There are several ways to lower the average cost per hire in a market where compensation shows little sign of slowing. Continue reading