Denver Startup Week: The Recap

What are the top ten mistakes startups need to avoid when hiring their staff? This was the topic of a lively discussion at the Newsgator offices during Denver Startup Week. Denver Startup Week wrapped up on Saturday, Sep 21, 2013. John Kindgeski, Account Manager, Denver and Aaron Mills, Branch Manager, Denver represented EdgeLink as a key sponsor at the event. John quarterbacked a panel discussion on Hiring Mistakes Startups Should Avoid (Get the presentation here). The expert panel included Kelly Taylor of Pivotdesk, Chris Black of Tendril, and Aaron who were welcomed to a full house at NewsGator Technologies offices.

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Denver Startup Week: Hiring Mistakes Startups Should Avoid

Denver Startup Week 2013

As part of our sponsorship of Denver Startup Week, on Thursday, Sep 19, 2013 (5p-7p), John Kindgeski, our resident “Startup expert” will be presenting on Hiring Mistakes Startups Should Avoid. Joined by Kelly Taylor of Pivotdesk and Chris Black of Tendril, John will be part of a panel discussion about how to overcome many hurdles faced when building a team.

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5 Ways that Social Media Reaches the Candidate Pool

One of the biggest challenges IT recruiters face is sourcing the right candidates for recruitment. The days when a simple job posting attracted the best candidate are likely behind us, as the candidates you actually want typically don’t respond to job board postings. To get at this evasive talent pool, many companies have turned to social media as the medium of choice. It’s a more passive but generally much more effective way to attract the crowd you’re seeking. Although social media marketing is ubiquitous, especially within the recruiting space, it’s effective in reaching the right candidate pool. Continue reading

10 Hiring Mistakes Start-ups Should Avoid

The incubator and start-up scene is thriving in a number of cities, including Denver, where our newest office is located. The EdgeLink clientele is comprised of a varying profile of company types spanning F500, SMB, and new start-up organizations. Because our experience is deep across all company profiles, we’ve been able to advise corporations on how to optimize hiring practices in order to find, acquire and retain top IT talent in a highly competitive marketplace. Incorporating all of these elements into a successful human capital life cycle is a very difficult and complex undertaking.

Recently, John Kingdeski of our Denver office, showcased his hiring process thought leadership to a group of RVC members. His presentation centered around 10 common mistakes that start-ups can avoid when hiring their start-up teams; specifically IT talent. Continue reading