Some fish swam, err um, peddled to work but the company relinquishes bragging rights this year.
Springtime in the mountains and it’s raining, quite a bit. This Friday, May 15th was the Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge put on by Mountain Rides.
Redfish Technology made a brave attempt but will have to take a rain check this year on meeting full participation. The Bike to Work Day Workplace Challenge was a challenge for some of the staff, faced with a fair amount of rain during the morning.
Most of the Hailey-based employees straggled in soggy and wet (more…)
Rebound but questions about the pace of the bounce-back
Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – May 2015
The hot industries in April hiring were: RF Solutions, Cloud Hosting, Big Data Analytics, HealthTech, and Mobile Data Security. Redfish placed people in the roles of: Lead ASIC Design Engineer, Linux Technical Support, Client Partner, Product Manager, Inside Sales, Lead Qualification Specialist, Developer, and Linux Technical Support.
The jobs report showed growth of 223,000 (more…)
How Do You Source Talent?
Companies source talent online, offline, internally, externally, and different methods work better for some than others.
A great source of sourcing info:
The SilkRoad Top Sources of Hire annual report looks at client data from the SilkRoad Recruiting ATS, which is used by companies ranging in size from small-to-medium businesses up to vary large companies across industries like IBM, eBay, and L’Oréal.
Interview or Hire as metric?
This is always a fun report to read and compare and contrast with the sources of hire of veteran growth-mode recruiting firm, Redfish Technology. Redfish primarily serves start-up to mid-stage growth mode companies very focused (more…)
Connecting in Your Interview
Ideas for meeting people and relationship building
Business is made up of people working together on an activity for the benefit of all involved: boss, employee, customer, the society at large hopefully! And the interview is an interactive opportunity for both employer and prospective employee to evaluate fit and decide if they want to collaborate on the company’s goals.
While hard skills may need to be verified, such as a software developer being able to coder efficiently, and while references should always be checked, the interview has other objectives beyond these. (more…)
Building Your Team from the Net Out
By Mike Curry, Executive Recruiter, IT Division
As a former professional hockey player turned recruiter, I often find hockey terms and analogies relevant to technology recruitment. I left home at 17 to play hockey, played four years in the NCAA at Minnesota-Duluth, and then in the East Coast Hockey League. Fast forward, I am now a tech recruiter. I currently play for the Sun Valley Suns hockey team, with an occasional stint for the Idaho Steelheads, well okay only once so far, but I am available for more!
Build Your Team from the Net Out
In hockey the coaches talk of building the team from the net out. This means starting with a rock-solid goalie, then building the defense, then the forwards, and on. The theory is that by preventing goals with solid defense and goal tending, you minimize scoring. You then build the middle with good centers to drive your offense. You want centers who are reliable and multifaceted, to bridge the gap between the defensemen and forwards. Next build the wings, then the offense. (more…)