A Wrap on Denver Startup Week 2015

John Kingdeski Q&A with Panel

Denver Startup Week 2015 is the 4th year of the event and it’s picking up incredible momentum. Over 10,000 people attended sessions all over the city, filling up the 235 scheduled events with barely an empty seat to be found. Can you believe that? Denver Startup Week is becoming massive and is showing the rest of the country that our Denver startup community is a serious contender.

Thanks goes out to the Colorado Technology Association and people like Erik Mitisek and Tami Door. Through their hard work, the community really comes together to make this such a great week of events. Continue reading

Denver Startup Week 2015: Hiring Strategies for Your Startup 3.0

Denver Startup Week

Fall is an exciting time for EdgeLink Denver. Why? Because it’s time for Denver Startup Week 2015!

This year, Denver Startup Week events will be taking place from September 28th to October 3rd. Once again, we have provided sponsorship to this meeting of the minds, and our very own John Kingdeski, Contract Services Manager at EdgeLink Denver, will be contributing to a panel titled “Attract & Retain – Hiring Strategies For Your Start-Up 3.0.”

This session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm at Stack Overflow (1660 Lincoln st. 24th floor). John will be participating in the panel along with Rishi Malik of Parkifi, Josh Oakhurst of Skookum, and Samantha Schreiner of iTriage. Continue reading

Should You Be Working with a Staffing Firm?

Should You Be Working with a Staffing Firm

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 Denver Continues to Grow Alongside the Colorado IT Market

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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

How to Determine a Candidate’s Cultural Fit in an Interview

Determine a Candidate's Cultural Fit

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