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Redfish Technology Holiday Party & Celebration of Meredith Dean’s “5 Peat” as Top Producer

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Redfish Technology Holiday Party & Celebration of Meredith Dean’s “5 Peat” as Top Producer

 

Another fantastic Redfish Tech Holiday Party is in the books and Meredith Dean continued her dominance as the company’s Top Producer for the 5th year in a row!

 

Our Holiday parties are always a great time, but this one was extra special as we celebrated Meredith’s unprecedented run of winning the award for being our highest producing recruiter. As a reward, Redfish CEO Rob Reeves announced that he would be sending Meredith & her twin sister on week long trip to Lisbon, Portugal! Congrats Mer & Happy Holidays to all!

 

 

More Moves at Redfish Technology! Walker Cross Promoted to Senior Recruiter

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More Moves at Redfish Technology! Walker Cross Promoted to Senior Recruiter

  

Congratulations to Walker Cross on moving into a leadership role at Redfish Technology in the New Year! Beyond the excellent service Walker has provided to his clients and candidates over the past 3 years, his new responsibilities will now include; leading sales ops for the organization, managing digital marketing efforts, new employee training, and leading our daily stand-up strategy meetings.

Redfish Technology CEO Rob Reeves says “I have the upmost confidence in Walker and believe that he’s a big part of the future here at Redfish. He’s a great example of how we look to reward our hard working employees by exclusively promoting from within.”

REASON #5 – Why You Should Work at Redfish Technology – Team Building Events!

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REASON #5 – Why You Should Work at Redfish technology – Team Building Events!

Work hard, play hard…we put in plenty of long days serving our clients & candidates, but make sure to balance it out with some seriously fun times, including trips to; Vegas, Napa, SF, Seattle, Halloween parties, Charity Balls, Golf Tournaments, Marathons.

Redfish tech is one of those special companies where we can put in 10+hr days and look forward to hanging out together outside of work (including Thanksgiving dinner at Leah O’Flynn’s next week!).

 

 

 

Reason #7 – Why You Should Work At Redfish Technology – “Top Producer Trips!”

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Reason #7 – Why You Should Work At Redfish Technology – “Top Producer Trips!”

Meredith Dean in Iceland, Ireland & Hungary. Leah O’Flynn on the Big Island, HI. Jon Piggins on Kauai, HI.

 

Since 2004, Redfish Technology has rewarded it’s top producing recruiter every year with all expenses paid trip which has included journeys to; Europe, Hawaii, Iceland, and Asia.  Redfish’s CEO Rob Reeves believes, “Our annual trip award is our way to say thank you for all of the time & hard work our people put in for our clients 12 months a year. The trip is awarded to our Top Producer AND a guest, who can be their spouse, close friend or kids…it’s our way to say thank you to those who have supported us and our people throughout the year as well.”

 

In their own words, Redfish Technology Top Producers on what it means to win the award:

 

Meredith Dean, Lead Recruiter: “Something that is important to me is being recognized for my hard work and achievements and Redfish’s Top Producer Award does just that. I love to travel internationally and our Top Producer Award has taken me to Hungary, Czech Republic, Iceland, Guatemala, and Ireland.”

 

Leah O’Flynn, Chief Revenue Officer: “In 2014 I won Top Producer and it was one of the highlights of my career for a few reasons. The main reason was that 2014 was my ‘A ha’ moment for recruiting. It took two years for me to really find my flow around technology, sales and strategy. It accumulated to me winning Top Producer – the secret was matching those skills with my work ethic. I look back now and it was more than a vacation because I took my childhood best friend and soon after we each got married and had kids. More than likely, it will be 10+ years before we can justify us running away together without family. I’m super thankful to Redfish for giving me these memories with Leah – yes, her name is Leah as well.”

 

Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter: “Winning Top producer meant a lot to me because of all the hard work, help from my colleagues, late nights & weekends it took to make it happen. It was extra special because Redfish sent both of my daughters with me, which was such a nice way to let them see how hard work pays off & thank them for the sacrifices they made when I was putting in extra effort at work.”

Redfish Technology Promotes Two This Week, Congratulations Jenn Johnson and Will Brewer

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Redfish Technology Congratulates Will Brewer & Jenn Johnson on Their Promotions!

Will Brewer celebrates his move to “Executive Recruiter” this week with a placement at a Bay Area based InsureTech client.

 

Exciting moves at Redfish technology this week…Jennifer Johnson is promoted to Sr Talent Acquisition Manager to focus on her expertise in uncovering talent and Will Brewer’s hard work as an SDR pays off with a promotion to Executive Recruiter.

 

Jennfer looks forwards to “…focusing on finding technical candidates that set us apart from our competition…its a great opportunity for both the team and myself to grow and develop in today’s market.” Will commented “It’s exciting to be a part of our great team here at Redfish, and I’m looking forward to helping our clients find the right critical hires as well as assisting candidates in their career growth.”

 

Redfish Technology CEO Rob Reeves had this to say about the moves – “Congratulations to two Redfish Employees moving within the organization and taking on new roles! Will Brewer has made the jump from BDR to Executive Recruiter after working with both candidates and clients internally with our team. Jenn Johnson has (thankfully!) chosen to use her superpowers for good and help out the growing demand by focusing exclusively on Talent Acquisition so we can maintain great service for our clients. Great Work Team!”

 

At Redfish, our mission is to build long-term productive partnerships with both candidates and companies. We pride ourselves on offering progressive service to our client partners without leaving honesty, integrity, excellence or performance behind. We aim to spark innovation, breed efficiency, and fuel market dominance by providing talent who can help take your company and product to the next level.

Our philosophy is simple: build long-term relationships by providing top-quality service and confidentiality, leveraging our expertise and resources, and having fun!

We’re headquartered in Sun Valley, ID where the gorgeous mountains offer some of the best all-season recreation and natural beauty in the United States, so we can play as hard as we work.

Happy Halloween From the Redfish Technology Crew!

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Happy Halloween From the Redfish Technology Crew!

Fun times at our annual Halloween lunch & pumpkin carving…great opportunity to show off our creative side with everyone taking their own unique approach to their pumpkin design (a couple cats, Georgia Bulldogs tribute, classic scary pumpkin, Redfish logo, New York Yankee great-Yogi Berra, and Walker’s “shapes”). Happy Halloween to all!

Redfish Gives Back – Announcing the Annual “Redfish Technology Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”

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Redfish Gives Back – Announcing the Annual “Redfish Technology Young Entrepreneur Scholarship”

 

Philanthropy and community service have always been tenets in Redfish Technology’s mission to “Diligently work to preserve and improve the quality of life in our community.” To that end, Redfish CEO Rob Reeves has paired up with Wood River High School’s senior class president Jake Gorham to ease the financial burden of secondary education (college & trade schools) with a donation of $1,000 to the Blaine County Education Foundation.

 

As a compliment to BCEF’s goal “…to focus community resources and raise funds for the students of Blaine County School District, promoting academic excellence, equitable education, and a healthy and sustainable student environment.”, the Redfish Technology scholarship is aimed at helping students who show initiative, creativity and drive and can be applied towards either the first year of college or a capital investment for a local Wood River Valley based business. Recipients of Blaine County Education Foundation scholarships will be announced in concert with Spring 2020 High School graduation ceremonies.

 

 

 

 

Redfish Technology Helping FinTech & InsureTech Clients Scale With Multiple Sales & Engineering Placements This Week!

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Redfish Technology Helping FinTech & InsureTech Clients Scale With Multiple Sales & Engineering Placements This Week!

As Rob Reeves & Will Brewer look on, Leah O’Flynn & Walker Cross gong in honor of their placements this week with a couple of our Bay Area based startups – Leah’s 2nd of many hires to come w/a company that’s disrupting the home insurance space and Walker’s 7th this year with a firm who’s mission it is to make it easy for SMB’s to offer 401k plans to their employees. Best of luck to our candidates in their new positions!

 

Personal Pronouns and Gender Identity Etiquette in the Workplace

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Personal Pronouns and Gender Identity Etiquette in the Workplace

By: Jon Piggins, Lead Recruiter at Redfish Technology

 

“binary” gender identity (“He”/“Her”) is a thing of the past and the proper use of “Personal Pronoun Identity” in the workplace has become a hot topic. Last month, Merriam-Webster announced the addition of the nonbinary use of “they”. A few weeks ago Virgin CEO Richard Branson released the following statementAt Virgin, we believe that everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, should have the right to be who they are, wherever they are. It’s important to our people, their families, our business partners and customers.” and announced that all company employee’s signatures will include their preferred gender pronouns. Both New York and California have passed strict laws that prohibit misgendering in the workplace and outline consequences for employees who repeatedly violate the rules.

 

Most people are well intentioned, but misinformed when it comes to the proper use of Personal Pronouns. So how can we encourage their proper use & mitigate unintentionally disrespecting someone? The most helpful resource we’ve found here at Redfish Technology is MyPronouns.org.

 

A summary from the MyPronouns site:

“WHAT ARE PERSONAL PRONOUNS AND WHY DO THEY MATTER?

In English, whether we realize it or not, people frequently refer to us using pronouns when speaking about us. Often, when speaking of a singular human in the third person, these pronouns have a gender implied — such as “he” to refer to a man/boy or “she” to refer to a woman/girl. These associations are not always accurate or helpful.

Often, people make assumptions about the gender of another person based on the person’s appearance or name. These assumptions aren’t always correct, and the act of making an assumption (even if correct) sends a potentially harmful message — that people have to look a certain way to demonstrate the gender that they are or are not.

Using someone’s correct personal pronouns is a way to respect them and create an inclusive environment, just as using a person’s name can be a way to respect them. Just as it can be offensive or even harassing to make up a nickname for someone and call them that nickname against their will, it can be offensive or harassing to guess at someone’s pronouns and refer to them using those pronouns if that is not how that person wants to be known. Or, worse, actively choosing to ignore the pronouns someone has stated that they go by could imply the oppressive notion that intersex, transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people do not or should not exist.”

 

Additional resources can be found here:
https://www.mypronouns.org/
https://www.hrc.org/resources/talking-about-pronouns-in-the-workplace
https://lgbt.ucsf.edu/pronounsmatter

 

 

10 Robotics Companies to Watch in 2020

Filed under: High Tech / IT / Software, Redfish Speaks, Tech Trends

10 Robotics Companies to Watch in 2020

By: Jon Piggins, Redfish Technology

 

Fear & apprehension have dominated the narrative around robotics for years (“Robophobia” is a clinically recognized anxiety disorder). Common concerns include the dangers & ethics regarding autonomous military machines, “job stealing” manufacturing robots, and machines that become sentient and turn on humans.

One things is for sure…Robotics applications (and associated technology; Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning/Deep Learning) are destined for ubiquity. Fortunately, there are plenty of companies working hard to leverage robotics to improve & enhance our lives…here are some of our favorite companies in the space who are doing some really cool stuff for our common good.

 

Canvas

“Pneubotics”? The inflatable robot of the movie “Big Hero 6” was based on real soft robotics research, like the kinds being experimented with at Canvas. We haven’t yet seen many inflatable robots, but they offer a number of advantages; they’re relatively inexpensive, adaptive, and they’re very easy to fix. Compared to traditional robots, they’re extraordinarily lightweight, and they pack down to a small fraction of their size once deflated. Despite their compactness, they can be strong and unexpectedly fast. Perhaps most important, they’re passively safe, since they don’t have much in the way of rigid components or the inertia that comes with them. See their robots in action HERE.

 

 

Roam

Roam is building the first commercial wearable robotic devices, called exoskeletons, to help people with mobility issues and improve how people play sports. The company’s first commercial device is a robotic exoskeleton designed to boost the skiing experience. The Elevate Ski XO is targeted toward diehard skiers who wish to ski longer and stronger while pushing the edges of what’s possible. The Elevate is also great for those who love skiing but are limited due to knee pain or muscle fatigue.

 

 

Piaggio Fast Foward

Founded in 2015 by the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward creates lightweight, intelligent, and sustainable mobility solutions. Based in Boston, MA, the company is dedicated to helping people move better, further, faster, and more enjoyably. PFF products leverage state-of-the-art technology and design to promote more vibrant cities filled with pedestrians, cyclists, and skaters. PFF’s first product is “gita” a mobile-carrier that follows people on the go. Carrying up to 45 pounds, “gita” encourages an active lifestyle for anyone who wants to move with efficiency and ease, from millennials and parents to seniors and disabled individuals.

 

 

Dorabot

Dorabot, founded in 2014, develops automated warehouse solutions using cutting-edge AI and robotics, including computer vision, motion planning, mobility and deep learning, etc. Covering induction, sorting, transportation and loading, we provide end-to-end solutions for logistics, express, e-commerce, seaports, airports, manufacturing and other scenarios.

 

 

Sphero

Sphero invented a now world-famous app-enabled robotic ball, which is used in classrooms all over the world to teach through play. In addition to the original ball, other products include the Sphero 2.0 and the Sphero Mini as well as app-enabled racing robots named Ollie and Darkside. The company’s Sphero Edu app is a hub for programming its robots and more.

 

 

Diligent Robots

Diligent Robotics is an A.I. company creating robot assistants that empower service teams to focus on the work they care most about. They build the Artificial Intelligence that enables service robots to collaborate with people and adapt to dynamic human environments. With a founding team of social robotics experts, their robots feature mobile manipulation, social intelligence and human-guided learning capabilities. “Moxi” is their hospital robot assistant that helps clinical staff with non-patient-facing tasks, so staff have more time for patient care.

 

 

Picknik Robots

Picknik offers open source, customizable robotics solutions. Their wide array of services include motion planning, advanced inverse kinematics, real-time control, collision avoidance, custom ros integration, 2D navigation, virtual reality, robot modeling, workspace analysis machine learning and more.

 

 

Anybots

Short of being face-to-face, Anybots offers one of the most interactive forms of communication available today by providing the user a personal remote avatar that can be controlled through a simple browser-based interface, with intuitive controls allowing for a truly immersive experience. With Anybots you can instantly be immersed in a distant environment experiencing the forefront of a new class of communication called mobile telepresence, allowing you to never miss an important event, meeting, or experience again. Individuals who cannot make it to a distant location can use this robot to afford them an experience that is, geographically, out of reach, or those who are homebound could use Anybot’s robot to attend social gatherings, be they in or out-of-doors.

 

 

Makani Power

Makani is developing energy kites that use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. As the kite flies autonomously in loops, rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.

 

 

Sunfolding

Sunfolding designs and manufactures simpler solar trackers that fuel the future of smart solar and move our world forward. Sunfolding’s flagship product, the Sunfolding T29™ Single-Axis Tracker, features seriously simplified components. The Sunfolding T29 makes solar power plants easy to install and smarter to operate, with motor-free tracker rows and 95% fewer maintenance locations.