Holiday Rush – The Yearend is Busy!
By Joanna Edwards, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Sales & Marketing Division Manager
As I write this, a beautiful snowfall blankets Sun Valley, Christmas music is playing and eighteen resumes were in my inbox prior to 6am MST. It can only mean one thing: yearend is approaching. We are just weeks away from January 1st and in the world of recruiting it is typically our busiest time of year for a multitude of reasons.
First, many companies and/or hiring managers have a specific number of open roles they must fill prior to EOY, or they lose the open requisitions, or worse their MBO or an equivalent monetary sum. Read more »
When is the Best Time to Look for a New Job?
By Beth Cliff, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Engineering Talent Manager
The old adage follows that the best time to look for a job is when you already have one. While this may still hold true, the reality of today’s economic climate dictates that many excellent candidates are finding themselves unemployed and in the midst of a job search. There are pros and cons to both classifications of candidates – those who are employed and those who are not, when it comes to identifying your next career opportunity. What I have found over the years as a Recruiter is that no matter what your motivation for seeking a new opportunity, preparation and attitude are key. Read more »
Creating a Culture of Giving
By Heidi Clark, CHO (Chief Humanity Officer)
As I sit down to write this, I am laughing, out loud in fact because my current “gift” that I’m working on is running an online auction for my children’s school and I’m (once again) stumped. Let me begin by saying that even though I recruited for several years in High Tech this does not make me tech savvy and I am realizing quite quickly that there are many others that could do this job much quicker and yet, I plod along, happy to be contributing to this beautiful school. That’s the point I guess, to pass this on to my children to show them that Mom is willing to try new things and is there to help.
Giving is something that I grew up surrounded by and it wasn’t always a grand gesture, it was more the home grown variety of helping people in small, neighborly ways. I grew up with stories of my Grandparents (who luckily both maintained jobs during the 30’s) taking neighbors in during the depression and offering them dinner and company on nights when there was no food in their own home. My father sat on our Hospital Board, the School Board, was involved in Rotary, Kiwanis and our Chamber of Commerce. Read more »
Redfish Technology is one of the Best Places to Work
By Joanna Bradley, Executive Recruiter, High Tech Sales & Marketing Division Manager
About 24 months ago I read a truly inspirational article that required immediate attention. The article, written in Outside Magazine, was about the 50 best places to work and I thought; well hell… why isn’t my company on that list? I have made it a mission to express to Outside staff and readers alike that Redfish Technology is deserving of an accolade or two for our work/life balance. And although I am still diligently trying to get us on that list, I figured I would share Redfish’s philosophy with our ever-growing fan club. Read more »