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How Do You Source Talent?

Filed under: Employer, Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

How Do You Source Talent?

Companies source talent online, offline, internally, externally, and different methods work better for some than others.

Talent Pipeline

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 Read more »

Connecting in Your Interview

Filed under: Candidate / Job Seeker, Employer, Interview

Connecting in Your Interview

Ideas for meeting people and relationship buildingConnect in the Interview

 

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. Read more »

Tech Trends: Tech salaries leading the way overall, but not so much for women.

Filed under: Compensation, High Tech / IT / Software, Industry Info, Tech Trends

Tech Trends:

Tech salaries leading the way overall, but not so much for women.Women small presence in tech

 

Technology professionals have higher salaries overall

 

In San Francisco, which is a leading are for top pay in tech, health care, and finance, even for new grads the pay is rising faster than other areas. Annual full-time salaries in San Francisco increased by an average of 2.8% from the first quarter of 2014 to 2015, whereas nationally the increase was only 1.8% during the same time.

 

Glassdoor’s top three highest-paying positions in the City are all in tech Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Jermaine Chism, Cloud Hosting

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Jermaine Chism

Linux Customer Technical Support – Cloud Hosting

Jermaine Chism, Recruiting Success Story

Working closely with hiring managers at Linode to find the right talent, Redfish understands that this early leader in the cloud hosting industry continues to be a leader because of the company’s uncompromising passion about being the best Read more »

Building Your Team from the Net Out – By Mike Curry, Tech Recruiter and x-ECHL Player

Filed under: Hiring Strategies, Recruiter / Recruiting, Redfish Speaks

Building Your Team from the Net Out

By Mike Curry, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Mike Curry, Tech Recruiter Redfish Technology

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. Read more »

Redfish Technology Named #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho!

Filed under: PR / Company News, Recruiter / Recruiting, Talent Retention, Work-Life Balance

For the Third Year in a Row, Redfish Leads the Pack in the Micro Business category.

#1 Best Places to Work in Idaho

Third Year in a Row!

 

On April 16, 2015 Redfish Technology was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Idaho. The award ceremony took place at the Boise State Campus Double R Ranch Club overlooking the city of trees. In its eight year, the Best Places to Work award program had a record number of entries.

 

The Best Places to Work in Idaho is a data-driven program – created by POPULUS, a marketing and research firm – that confidentially surveys employees in order to measure and compare employers across five dimensions of the work place. Winners are selected based on their employee ratings Read more »

Redfish Participates at ISU’s Business School, Celebrates Business Leader of the Year Award

Filed under: PR / Company News

Rob Reeves was named “Idaho Business Leader of the Year’, President and CEO of Redfish Technology is the 56th honoree.

 Reeves Family celebrates Rob's IBLOY award

Last week Rob Reeves, CEO of Redfish Technology was celebrated by Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity at Idaho State University. Reeves was joined by two managers at Redfish, Leah O’Flynn and Jon Piggins. They spent several days at ISU speaking in classes at the business school, engaging with students, and meeting with members of the university as well as the local business community.

 

Named the Idaho Business Leader of the Year for 2015, Reeves joins an illustrious list of Idaho business leaders Read more »