Competition in the current IT market is nothing if not fierce. Less than five years ago, employers had their pick of a plentiful liter. Now, the roles are reversed. Highly qualified candidates have an almost celebrity status, receiving offers from countless companies that all want a piece of them.
Those companies that move fast, using all the available resources at their disposal, are winning out. At times, that means augmenting internal hiring practices with the abilities of a professional staffing agency. But before you reach out to a staffing partner, ask yourself the following questions. Continue reading
EdgeLink, a boutique IT staffing and recruiting firm, is launching plans to hire more sales and recruiting professionals to meet the growing demand in the Denver IT market. Information Week and Dice previously ranked Denver among the top 10 U.S. cities for IT professionals and it continues to entice Millennials to the region. With that corresponding increase in talent, EdgeLink is expanding its internal team once again. Continue reading
In recent years, there has been a noticeable struggle to fill direct hire IT positions. As the market experiences a polar shift, the demand for qualified IT professionals has increased beyond the talent supply. Fierce competition has arisen from that talent scarcity and has split most employers into one of two groups: those who move fast but overlook cultural fit and those who linger on culture without filling positions.
The problem is that both tactics are counterproductive. Filling job openings with incompatible employees leads to high conflict and employee turnover. Waiting for almost mythic, idealized candidates leads to a large loss in productivity and revenue. Yet there are ways to quickly identify a direct hire’s cultural fit without wasting time. Best of all, most of it can be done during the interview. Continue reading
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.
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