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.

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

 

 

11 HeathTech Companies to Watch in 2020

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11 HeathTech Companies to Watch in 2020

Redfish Technology

 

Technology is bringing about massive and welcome changes to the healthcare industry. Patients now have access to some of the best diagnostic tools, new and cutting-edge treatments, and improved procedures resulting in less pain, quicker healing and improved quality of life. Advances in 3-D printing, AI/ML, “Virtual” Healthcare, robotics, targeted treatments, and the availability of intuitive mobile apps have led to; improved care, streamlined processes, lower costs, and increased. Here are eleven of Redfish Technology’s favorite companies in the HealthTech space

 

Human API (www.humanapi.co) Human API started with two simple questions: “why can’t consumers access their health data?” and “why do enterprises struggle to connect this data?”. Human API empowers health consumers to share their health data with the companies that can provide them with better care and services. Through their large, distributed network of integrations, we’ve created a simple, on-demand way for everyone to exchange and use the health data they need.

 

HealthTap (www.healthtap.com) HealthTap is delivering universal access to high-quality, virtual primary healthcare. HealthTap improves the healthcare experience for both patients and doctors while saving time and reducing costs for all. HealthTap’s doctor-trained, augmented intelligence system personalizes users’ care and enables an instant connection to doctors and their knowledge from 163 specialties.

 

Thrasys (www.thrasys) Thrasys’ platform, SyntraNet, provides a suite of database-driven technology to the healthcare community; enabling functionality such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR), integrating healthcare information from numerous discrete data sources, secure HIPAA-compliant messaging, and analytics of populations and reporting on patient risk and costs of care.

 

Sypase (www.syapse.com) Syapse partners with health systems and life sciences companies to deliver clinical, programmatic, and research insights from the world’s largest network of health systems focused on precision medicine.

 

TrueVault (www.truevault.com) TrueVault is the first data security company entirely focused on protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII). TrueVault decouples consumer identity from consumer behavior to eliminate data security risks and compliance liabilities, giving companies only the data they need. As organizations collect and store more data to drive their businesses forward, they are simultaneously increasing their risk and liability. TrueVault removes 100 percent of that liability and ensures compliance with regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, and the California Privacy Act.

 

Limelight Health (www.limelighthealth.com) Limelight Health is a leading provider of cloud-based enterprise software solutions delivering the most efficient and compelling quoting & underwriting platform for the employee benefits industry. They provide process automation and seamless integration between every participant in the employee benefits industry including carriers, underwriters, sales executives, agents, advisors, and their customers.

 

MedBridge (www.medbridgeeducation.com) MedBridge builds the tools to improve patient outcomes, increase profitability, and mitigate regulatory risk for more than 1,100 organizations nationwide. Named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies, MedBridge drives better patient care while helping organizations improve financial performance. The fully integrated MedBridge platform provides the industry’s most powerful patient engagement, continuing education, compliance training, and enterprise-level reporting tools.

 

Luma Health (www.lumahealth.io) Needing to see the doctor is hard. Actually being able to see your doctor shouldn’t be. Luma Health solves the biggest challenge in healthcare — getting a patient in front of the right healthcare provider quickly. Delivering over a 65%+ patient response rate, their highly engaging mobile communication platform delivers real-time insight into all aspects of patient engagement, helping healthcare providers win back $27B/yr in lost revenue by directly connecting patients to care.

 

Alto Pharmacy (www.alto.com) One big problem with the healthcare industry: half of all prescriptions are never picked up, never make a milligram of impact. Alto was started to put healthcare in a better position to succeed, by building ever faster, friendlier ways to get medicine into the hands of people who need it.

 

Ciitizen (www.ciitizen.com) When You Control Your Health Data, You Control Your Options. Ciitizen helps you collect, summarize, and share your medical records digitally, free of charge. You can use it to get a second opinion, coordinate with caregivers, or donate to research.

 

CloudMedx Health (www.cloudmedxhealth.com) CloudMedx is building a world class clinical AI platform that uses healthcare specific NLP and machine learning to generate healthcare insights to improve patient journeys. CloudMedx aims to bring unprecedented scale and simplicity to healthcare by combining evidence based algorithms and big data architecture. By using scale and machine learning algorithms, clinical partners at all levels can derive meaningful and real-time insights from their data and intervene at critical junctures of patient care.

We Are Thrilled to Introduce The Newest Member of the Redfish Team – Zoey Kathleen Scarnegi

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We Are Thrilled to Introduce The Newest Member of the Redfish Team – Zoey Kathleen Scarnegi (all 8 lbs-2oz & 20.5 inches of her!)

Our CRO Leah O’Flynn and her husband Tommy welcomed their 2nd daughter Zoey into the world in the early morning hours of July 3rd. Mom, baby, Tommy & new big sister Lily are all doing well.

*and in classic Leah style, she placed a candidate with one of our Ed-Tech clients while she was in labor…talk about dedication!

5 Tips for a Successful Lunch Interview

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5 Tips for a Successful Lunch Interview

By: Jon Piggins, Director of Business Development @ Redfish Technology

 

In today’s busy world where time is at a premium, we’re seeing more of our clients scheduling lunch interviews with our candidates (everyone has to eat, right?). In addition to convenience, holding an interview out in public offers a unique opportunity to gain insight you just don’t get in a conference room or office setting. Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for the next time you’re invited to meet with a prospective employer over lunch.

 

1. Be courteous to everyone (hearing “please” & “thank you” never gets old)

This is where the value of a public setting for your interview comes into play. Your potential employer will be evaluating the answers you provide to their questions just as they would in the office, but they’ll also be looking for cues to indicate how you might be a personality & cultural fit for their team. They’ll be watching for manners, not the “finishing school” type, but to see if you are self-aware & polite in a general sense. A lunch interview provides a less controlled environment, so they’ll be looking to see how you deal with mistakes (eg. you’re delivered something different from what you ordered) and if you show a level of common kindness & respect. Formal interviews & technical exercises do a good job of vetting skill and ability, but human interaction provides insight into a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence).

 

2. Make smart small talk

Lunch interviews are more casual than those held in a traditional office setting, so they will be more conversational by nature. Never lose sight of the fact that you are indeed in a business setting, not a social event. Keep your topics neutral & positive, don’t bring up things like politics or religion and focus on upbeat subject matter, like new construction you noticed in the area or volunteer work you’re involved with.

 

3. Come prepared

Yes, you’re interviewing in a more relaxed setting, but it’s still an important opportunity for you to reinforce your capabilities & value. You should still be prepared to answer the standard interview questions you’d get in a regular interview. Bring copies of your resume & any relevant work samples, as well as a professional notepad binder & a pen to take notes. As with any interview, you’ll want to send the hiring manager a meaningful thank you email, as well as a handwritten letter.

 

4. Plan ahead, do your research, arrive early, order strategically

Interviewing can be stressful enough…do yourself a favor and research the restaurant ahead of time so that you’re not compounding your anxiety by trying to figure things out at the last minute. Know the restaurant’s exact location & plan your transportation/logistics accordingly (arrive 10 minutes ahead of time). Eat a little bit an hour or so before your interview. Look up the restaurant online to see how the restaurant is organized (noisy, busy, dark) and how people are dressed. Check out the menu & pick a few “safe” options to order (avoid messy, spicy, greasy food). Don’t complain about your food, or send it back (you might be eating at the hiring manager’s favorite restaurant). Do refuse (and don’t request) any alcohol with your meal.

 

5. Know who you’ll be meeting with

Get the names & titles of all the people you’ll be meeting with. Google them & take a look at their Linkedin profile & their social media presence (most likely, they’ll be doing the same for you). If you’ve never met before, seeing their profile picture will make it easier to recognize them at the restaurant, plus Linkedin will reveal connections you have in common. Doing some research will also help you to come up with prepared topics of conversation, including shared interests (see #2).

 

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!

5 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Recruiter if you don’t have an Internal HR Team

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5 Reasons Why You Should Work with a Recruiter if you don’t have an Internal HR Team

By: Leah O’Flynn, Chief Revenue Officer

Redfish Technology

 

As we know, hiring is typically the highest priority for startup companies. More specifically, VCs can make funding contingent on certain milestones which typically include a hiring goal. This can be quite the challenge because everyone is already at bandwidth. This is where we are most successful because we offer a value. Here are a few specific reasons:

 

1.) An experienced recruiter will implement process to ensure that the hiring process is streamlined. This should include a weekly call to recap on candidate pipeline, provide a framework for the search and create milestones to make sure that hire is done in a timely manner.

 

2.) Scheduling – we all know that this can be a huge pain. A recruiter will coordinate with the team, send out itineraries and be precise in scheduling calls. A recruiter will make sure one or 2 emails will lead to a confirmed call/on-site versus a constant back and forth.

 

3.) Offer stage is a critical time. A solid recruiter will deliver concise messages and offer solutions. For example, we are able to say ‘some of our clients have done this when this has happened in the past’. The conversation can become unclear between hiring manager and candidate. You want to make sure a recruiter can manage expectations and give it to you straight understanding both sides. Essentially act as a translator in what can be an awkward conversation for some. For example, your expertise may not be negotiation because you are an engineer by trade.

 

4.) In order to hire well, you need access to tools. Most of these tools are expensive. A recruiter should have access to AI software, job postings, job boards and a relevant rolodex. At some point, your company will have the budget to on-board some of these tools but not at the beginning.

 

5.) Screening resumes can be a huge time suck. A good recruiter will provide you between 2 or 3 resumes a week. Of those, at least a 1/3 should pass the bar. The goal is to have a recruiter that saves you a ton of time and ultimately acts as an extension of your business by conducting the first round phone interview.

Meet Will Brewer, the newest addition to the Redfish team!

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Meet Will Brewer, the newest addition to the Redfish team!

 

Redfish Technology is excited to introduce Will Brewer as our newest Business Development Manager. Born in Ft Meyers, FL,  raised in Atlanta, and a proud graduate of The University of Georgia (Go Bulldogs!) Will made the move to the Sun Valley, ID area on the advice of his Dad who spent time here as a ski bum in the 80’s. Will has spent the past 4 years working @ the Sun Valley Resort’s Terrain Park and one of the reasons he’s so excited about joining Redfish is our dedication to work/life balance and long lunches that allow enough time to get in some turns on the ski hill.