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

Taking Aim: IT Staffing Hits a Different Kind of Bullseye

EdgeLink Portland IT Staffing Team Does Archery

What do the movies “Brave”, “Hunger Games”, and the “Avengers” have in common? You guessed it–Archery.   And for our half-yearly off-site day, the Edgelink IT Staffing team decided to try our hand at this time old tradition.  With aspirations of becoming future Robin Hoods (Prince of Thieves, not Men in Tights), we set out with bows in hand to test our metal (carbonite) against targets great and small. Continue reading

5 Reasons to Hire Contract IT

by Kira Dennison Capen, Account Manager – Contract Services


Technical Staffing has become a more viable option for IT departments across multiple verticals. On a more regular basis we are finding our clients are utilizing Contract IT talent which allows companies and hiring managers the flexibility they need to ramp short term projects, align with specific skills sets and mitigate risk. In addition, there are the significant long term benefits of allowing hiring managers more time to accomplish their business goals and manage their employees.

Here are our 5 top reasons to hire contract IT talent: Continue reading