Recruiting, Staffing & Employment News – August 2014

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Technology Goods & Services Driving Tradestaffing, recruiting, employment news image

 

In July recruiting and hiring activity revolved around senior roles: Senior Account Executives, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Technical Marketing Manager, DevOps, and Senior QA Engineers. The primary hiring occurred by companies focused on Semantic Intelligence Software, AdTech Platform, Customer Loyalty/Retention Technology, Game Development Technology, and CRM for Google Apps.

The American economy revved up the second quarter with GDP hitting a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.0%, according to the Department of Commerce. Read more »

Redfish Technology Recruiters Rock ‘n’ Roll the Vegas Marathons

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Redfish Technology Recruiters Rock ‘n’ Roll the Vegas MarathonsRedfish in Vegas

 

On November 17, 2013 Vegas trembled with the pounding feet of a school of Redfish Technology recruiters: Five Redfish participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series events. Redfish recruiters rock high tech recruiting nationwide when not engaging in physical challenges.

 

Logan Knight & Leah O'Flynn

Logan Knight & Leah O’Flynn

Coursing down the strip and by the famous sites, the Redfish ran through a city they previously had seen little of in the light of day. Live, local bands serenaded the racers and cheer squads lining the course propelled them toward the finish, where medals, swag, and entertainment awaited the fleet footed fish.

 

“I rocked Vegas,” revealed Leah O’Flynn. Having successfully run the Sun Valley Half Marathon, Leah had set a new goal of running a full marathon in Vegas. “Each time I run, it is the farthest I’ve ever run in my life. – It’s always a new record.”

 

Logan Knight

Logan Knight

Logan Knight was winner of “The Run Off” held earlier this year, a race from the city of Hailey to the city Bellevue, finishing at Mahoney’s Bar & Grill for festivities. “I decided I had better up my training for the half marathon,” reported Logan. He has been playing basketball, “I attribute my awesome race time to the hoops I shot the night before.”

 

Heidi Clark & Rob Reeves

Heidi Clark & Rob Reeves

“We did it for humanity and free beer,” stated Rob Reeves, CEO at Redfish Technology. Rob had been on a strict diet and training regime for months and was ready for a beer. “But seriously was the beer free?”

 

“This was all about sacrifice and discipline,” voiced Heidi Clark, a veteran Race to Robie Creek runner. “Coincidentlay the same two virtues needed to stay and shop at the Bellagio, and I’d do it again. After all it was just a ‘half’ marathon.”

 

Jon Piggins, had been carb loading for the last four months, preparing to survive the half marathon. “I’m not sure how this happened but I somehow got my arm twisted and wow, now it’s all twisted. But it was a great experience, a new achievement for sure!”

Jon Piggins & Chewbacca

Jon Piggins & Chewbacca

 

 

 

Full Marathon Results
OvrPl Bib Name City, State Time
1067 18075 Leah O’Flynn Ketchum, ID 4:15:04
Half Marathon Results
OvrPl Bib Name City, State Time
1501 12714 Heidi Reeves Hailey, ID 1:51:43
2968 12715 Rob Reeves Hailey, ID 1:59:43
3967 19831 Logan Knigh Hailey, ID 2:04:15
15259 28290 Jon Piggins Hailey, ID 2:52:30

 

Redfish Technology is a high-energy, professional group of expert headhunters. In addition to looking for fun challenges on the golf course and down the Vegas strip, and whenever the occasion arises, the Redfish recruiters also provide talent acquisition and hiring advice, as well as career and job search guidance. Check the Redfish blogs for weekly articles on tech trends, talent acquisition, career building, and recruiting news.

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About Redfish Technology – www.redfishtech.com

 

Nationwide High Tech professional and executive search firm, Redfish Technology provides full service recruiting, partnering with leading organizations to win the tech talent war. Redfish has been recognized in the Forbes “2011 Investment Guide” as a top recruiter out of more than 7,500 executive search firms and staffing agencies, and was awarded #1 in the Best Places to Work in Idaho contest in 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

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Hot Tech Salary and Trend Highlights

Choice Salary Tech Ranges - Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

Choice Salary Tech Ranges – Info from Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

from the Robert Half 2013 Technology Salary Guide

 

“Money may not be all IT employees consider when choosing to join or stay with your firm, but it’s certainly one of their key benchmarks.”

Attracting and retaining top tech talent requires a concerted plan. To attract the best and brightest, companies must be dynamic and growing, and must provide a work environment and benefits that motivate employees.

A lot of leading edge tech companies offer gyms, free healthy lunches, child care, transportation, flextime, work from home, and professional development opportunities in addition to good health insurance, 401Ks, and options. As the market improves, the competition over top talent only becomes more acute. Whether actively looking for new opportunities or not, top talent is being pitched on a consistent basis. In addition to these perks and benefits, your employees are shopping salaries. Read more »

Tech Trends: “Battle For the Internet”

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“Battle For the Internet”

I really enjoyed the seven day series of articles that the Guardian put together under the title Battle For the Internet. In a nutshell these are the topics the clusters of articles explore and address under the sequential themes.

 

1st Day: “The New Cold War”

– Exploring forces and issues surrounding an open or closed internet.

 

These articles explore the forces that seek to censure and close the internet. The forces that would control public information and the use of the internet include the usual suspects of the governments in China (controllers of the “Great Firewall”) in some countries in Arabia and Eastern Europe, but interestingly Apple and FaceBook are named as would-be tenders of “Walled Gardens”.

The forces striving to liberate the internet for all include subversive groups like WikiLeaks, and establishment established groups such as US government-funded technology project “Commotion Wireless”. Commotion Wireless enables any smartphone user to connect with other smartphones to form a “mesh network”, or impromptu internet, and hence defy censorship efforts allowing communication in stealth mode. Read more »

Staffing & Employment News: April showers?

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Staffing & Employment News

April Showers Turn Out to be a Drizzle. 

 

April didn’t shower us with an abundance of jobs; with an increase of only 115,000 net, and 130,000 in private payrolls. This slow-down disappointed after March’s 154,000 new jobs and February’s 259,000. The biggest gains were in professional & business services at 62,000, retail trade increased by 29,000, health care rose by 19,000, and leisure & hospitality added 12,000. Goods-producing jobs increased by 14,000 after a 38,000 rise in March. Read more »