Thrift Shops, Puppies & Breaking Records

People Rescuing Animals…Animals Rescuing People.® The San Francisco team volunteered to support Animal Rescue Foundation, which meant starting the day working in the ARF Thrift Store. This is a Thrift Store, an avenue for financial support strictly for ARF.  We had 10 Talent team members who spent the morning locating and moving merchandise to designated… Read More »

Are You Indispensable to Your Boss?

Being indispensable to your boss is an insurance policy of sorts. It means you have more job security, which most people believe is a good thing, even in today’s low unemployment market. Today, jobs are still outsourced and positions shifted, middle managers are still cut and replaced with freelancers. So part of your job should… Read More »

What Do Developers Look for in a Job Posting?

Finding developers is increasingly hard. The competition for the best programmers is fierce, and the talent market thin. This makes every effort to attract a developer important. Since most hiring processes start with an advertisement, what should companies put into their job postings that would get the attention of candidates, no matter the type of… Read More »

The Most Valuable IT Certifications You Should Obtain

When you’re in the technology field, it can be hard to know which certifications to choose. That’s because technology is insanely complicated and the choices for classes to take and certifications to achieve are myriad. Choosing the right certification takes a crystal ball so you won’t end up with a useless piece of paper down… Read More »

The Key to Retaining Your Top Employees

In a 4% unemployment market, retaining your existing employees becomes more important than ever. The latest studies suggest companies lose $15,000 on every employee that walks out the door. Losing employees is both costly and difficult; even finding top talent in today’s competitive marketplace is a challenge Let’s look at how companies can work to… Read More »

Standing Out as a Developer Candidate

Becoming a developer is the new cool job in the U.S. today. People are flocking to a host of bootcamps and computer science courses, changing their majors, and learning new skills. Coding bootcamps are now a $240 million industry.  In 2018 they were credited with graduating 20,000 new developers and this year the number has increased. With so many bootcamps and training opportunities,… Read More »

How Does the Tight Labor Market Impact Your Business?

There are labor shortages in every sector. For more than a year, the number of open jobs has been higher than the volume of people looking for work. In January 2019, there were 7.6 million unfilled jobs but just 6.5 million people were looking for work. The shortages continue to heavily impact everything from technology to hospitality—and everything… Read More »

Leave Your Job Without Burning a Bridge

If a New Year job jump is on the horizon, the wisest course of action is to finesse how you leave. While you may have been very unhappy in your current position, there is still no reason to burn bridges. Exiting cleanly requires some effort, but here’s how to leave your job without drama and hard… Read More »

Delivering Holiday Hope at Urban Peak

The season of giving is here, and while we wish for good deeds as both individuals and as a company to permeate throughout the year, we like to give back especially around the holiday season. A few members of our Denver team donated time from their Monday morning to volunteer at Urban Peak, the only… Read More »

Quarterly Newsletter – Issue #83

Accelerating Results with Information Technology Watch this video to see what our talented professionals do with information technology for our clients across the U.S.  State of the Industry: 2019 Takeaways, 2020 Outlook Blackstone conducts both its own research and participates in several annual events in the resource service industry. Below are handpicked takeaways that we… Read More »