There 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
For 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
Not 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
A security guard asleep on watch would be fired. But what about network security that allows cybercriminals through the door without a fight? These days, it’s accepted as the price of doing business. Dell, which polled IT decision-makers nationwide, found out that only 18% of businesses incorporate security planning into their digital transformation strategy. But enterprises that choose to overlook network security solutions will quickly find they made a grave mistake. Continue reading
There’s a term that IT recruiters use to describe the otherworldly technical talent needed to fit the extravagant job descriptions some companies create: purple squirrel. These candidates have the exact background, skills and education that fit a position’s many complex requirements. And in reality, these fantastical animals don’t exist and neither do those 100% flawless dream candidates.
However, there are ways to convince employers you are the best answer to their mythic purple squirrel and get them to ask for you by name.