Here’s Why It Matters to You That Our Recruiters Love Working at EdgeLink

James HatchYour staffing partner’s culture matters more than you’d think. The best IT staffing firms make sure their sales and recruiting teams are happy because it gets you the biggest bang for your buck. Happy employees boost productivity, raise customer satisfaction, and act in the best interest of their clients. Happy recruiters feel connected to the businesses they serve and have a stake in how they perform.

I know because that’s exactly what happens here at EdgeLink. In my role as a Recruiter with EdgeLink, I have seen first-hand the ways we’ve built a working atmosphere where our recruiters are happy and take ownership of the success of our business and that of our clients. Here is how all that matters to you. Continue reading

EdgeLink Wins Inavero’s 2016 Best of Staffing® Talent Diamond Award and Client Satisfaction Award

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.

Presentation1PORTLAND, OR – FEBRUARY 23, 2016 – EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, announced today they have earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Satisfaction Award and 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 winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based completely on the ratings given to them by their clients and the permanent and temporary employees they’ve helped find jobs. On average, clients of winning agencies are nearly three times more likely to be completely satisfied and talent of winning agencies are 50% more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.  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

Here’s Why You’re Asking the Wrong IT Interview Questions

Here's Why You're Asking the Wrong Interview QuestionsBusinesses that successfully acquire their favorite candidates satisfy a need for speed without sacrificing quality. In one interview, they can gather enough important details to elevate one candidate above the rest. Other businesses hold several interviews to come to the same conclusion, losing their bid for the best IT talent in the process.

The difference often comes down to questioning. Asking anything but the best IT interview questions delays your choice. How do you separate the right from the wrong questions? Evaluate your standard questions with these considerations in mind.   Continue reading

5 Signs You Need to Revamp Your Hiring Process

5 Signs You NeedAre your hiring tactics up to snuff? The signs of trouble are often subtle, but the effects are hard-hitting. That is why we recommend you use the following situations as an advance warning that your hiring process is in jeopardy. Otherwise, you risk a loss of revenue, productivity, and your reputation once the damage has already been done.

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Which Different Types of Interviews Are Best for Your Company?

What Type of Interview

What matters most when hiring a new employee for your company? Past experience? Future actions? Logical thought processes? Quick thinking? An ability to withstand pressure? Odds are good you have a mixed criteria. With that being the case, why would you stick to the constraints of one type of interview?

Let’s be realistic: no single interview style surpasses the rest. And it’s likely your company has different candidate expectations than your competitors. Interviewing in a way that’s contrary to your needs and ignores what’s a cultural fit draws out the interview process.

Since candidates in the current market are being scooped up like Black Friday doorbusters, each interview needs to quickly assess a candidate’s critical qualities without getting bogged down in nitpicky deliberation. That often requires a more hybrid interview approach. Here’s what different types of interviews reveal about your prospects and how you can mix them together. Continue reading