Why Denver Is One of the Best Places for Tech Jobs in 2017

Why Denver Is One of the Best Places for Tech Jobs in 2017As many people already know and even more are finding out, Denver is an amazing city. The mountains, cleanliness, safety, and affordability of the area lure new residents in, and the 2.9% overall unemployment rate makes it easy to stay. It recently ranked #2 on a list of the best U.S. cities for job seekers for these reasons, and just so happens to be a mecca for tech workers. Forget Silicon Valley; here’s why Denver is one of the best places for tech jobs in 2017. Continue reading

Why You’ll Always Find EdgeLink at C-Level Ski Day

IMG_3048The staffing business doesn’t have to be boring. We find that when you’re hard-wired to a business mentality at all times, you miss out on chances to really connect with people. That’s why we get involved with the Denver Startup week, mix with great minds at Go Code Colorado, CTA (Colorado Technology Association), numerous technology meetups and my personal favorite event: C-Level Ski  Day

This was the 5th year we were part of the C-Level/Technology Leadership Ski Day. This is by far my favorite “work event,” if you can call it that, of the year. We cosponsor Colorado Ski Day, an event arranged by ViaWest, along with a number of great names in the  Denver technology community. This is a great opportunity to show appreciation to our partners, get out and enjoy a day of skiing, mingle with other technology leaders, eat, and of course drink some beers. Continue reading

1 Million Cups: An Introduction to New Companies in the Colorado Technology Market

1MC_LogoAttending my first 1 Million Cups event last June, I had no idea what I was signing up for. But, inspired by their tradition of asking every single presenter, “what can we do to help you,” I knew I needed to be a part of it.

1 Million Cups started in 2011 in Kansas City, MO by the Kauffman Foundation with the premise that they wanted to build a local entrepreneurial community. They decided that it would take (at least) 1 Million Cups of coffee to do that. Less than two years later they are now in 65+ cities, including the Colorado technology market! Continue reading

EdgeLink Wins Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing™ for Client Satisfaction and the Talent Diamond Award

Winning service quality scores are more than double industry average, indicating widening gap between industry leaders and laggards.

Portland, OR (February 19, 2014)—EdgeLink announced today it has been named to Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing™  Client list of award winners and has also earned the 2014 Best of Staffing Diamond Award for achieving five consecutive years of industry-leading satisfaction scores from the talent they place.  Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing agencies are delivering exceptional service to the permanent and temporary employees for whom they find jobs. Yet again, this year’s award outcome highlights a growing divide among the industry’s leaders and laggards, and identifies EdgeLink as one of the best staffing agencies for job candidates to call when they are in need of employment.

Less than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America receive the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence. EdgeLink was one of 11 companies in the nation who earned the 2014 Best of Staffing Diamond Award for outstanding service over five consecutive years. Utilizing the Net Promoter® methodology, the 2014 Best of Staffing Talent winners achieved satisfaction scores nearly double the industry average. This contrast in scores is a clear indication that the firms who have earned the 2014 Best of Staffing Talent Award truly stand out for their service quality. EdgeLink received satisfaction ratings of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 73 percent of the permanent and temporary employees they placed, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 53% percent.

It’s a distinct honor to not only be awarded Best of Staffing in Client Satisfaction but also be recognized with the Diamond Award signifying winning Best of Staffing in Talent for five straight years. These accomplishments are a direct reflection of the hard work of our team and the drive we all share to make this organization a success.”
–Mike Miadiach, Co-Founder and VP, EdgeLink

“Few things are more important to companies than the employees you hire,” said Inavero Founder and CEO Eric Gregg.  “The same holds true for candidates on their quest for employment.  Staffing agencies have proven to successfully connect companies with permanent and temporary employees.  Since the end of the recession, the staffing and recruiting industry has created more jobs than any other single industry in the country**, yet so many companies and job seekers don’t take advantage of this expertise and resource. Our hope is that both companies and job candidates use the Best of Staffing lists as a benchmark to help select a staffing agency that can either secure the talent or employment opportunity they need.”

®Net Promoter, NPS, and Net Promoter Score are trademarks of Satmetrix Systems, Inc., Bain & Company, and Fred Reichheld. Net Promoter Score is calculated by taking the percentage of respondents who, on a scale of 0 to 10, rate their likelihood to recommend the staffing agency with a score of 9 or 10 (promoters) and subtracting the percentage who rate the staffing agency a 6 or lower (detractors).
**Bureau of Labor Statistics

About Inavero
Inavero administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world.  Inavero’s team reports on satisfaction surveys from more than 500,000 staffing agency clients and talent each year and the company serves as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive research partner.

Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ is the nation’s only award that recognizes staffing agencies that receive remarkable reviews from their clients and the people they help find jobs (employed talent).  The Best of Staffing winner lists are a central place that businesses and talent go to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

Contact
Jeff Miller, Managing Director
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jeff@edgelink.com
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