SendGrid launched its IPO and hit the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, November 16, 2017. It was quite an exciting and successful day for this local company. They increased their shares by close to 15% by the end of the day.
**This article is written from the point of view of a former intern and marketing manager at Code Talent. The writer has never done recruiting work for the firm and no longer works at Code.
01. Code is Small
The Code Talent team consists of 8 recruiters and an operations manager. Only 8 recruiters. This ensures that either you as a job seeker or your company gets treated like family. No assistants to patch you through, hundreds of recruiters hounding you, or corporate processes slowing you down. The recruiters here don't forget names, they know their clients well, and they know how to treat people throughout the hiring process. You'll always be able to contact your recruiter when needed, and get the information you need when you need it.
02. Code is Well-Connected
The recruiters at Code Talent know the Denver tech scene like the back of their hand. With some recruiters logging over 15+ years in the industry, the networks and relationships Code has with the entire Denver tech community is strong and developed.
The diversity of clients in the agency is also a major factor. Code works with some of the oldest, most established companies in the city, while also working with some of the coolest up-and-coming startups. No matter what position you or your company is looking for, Code Talent's connections and deep roots in the Denver community can help find the perfect fit.
03. Code Knows Technology
04. Code Cares About a Good Candidate Experience
Candidate experience is the way job seekers experience an employers' sourcing, recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and onboarding process. Here at Code, recruiters are with their candidates every step of the way, and do their best to ensure a positive experience—whether the candidate was hired or not. Code works hard to find the right people in the right way, update candidates and companies with information as timely as possible, and give constructive feedback to candidates to improve their next interview experience.
05. Code Loves Denver
From hosting dozens of meetups every month, to organizing Denver Startup Week, to meeting with important tech leaders in the community, Code Talent goes above and beyond to stay connected with Denver as a whole. Recruiters are not only constantly sharing new and exciting news about Denver with each other and their networks, but they're also out in the community participating and supporting the growing ecosystem. To top it off, Code's work with startups in the community help them find the right employees to grow and be successful.
Candidate experience is the way your hiring process is experienced by others. Strong candidate experiences often correlate to strong company culture, while bad candidate experiences are often tied to a weaker culture in the office. Code is here to help your company make your candidate experience better for both your candidates and hiring managers.
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Imet Orion Demkiw in a very trendy coffee shop just north of the River North Arts District (RiNo). With dogs, espresso, and jazz music surrounding us, we sat down to talk about the Manager's journey from Down Under to Denver. Read on to learn about his position at Beatport, how he built up the company culture, his top qualities in a new hire, and more.
With everything just a click away, technology enabled businesses no longer are able to stick to the traditional nine to five workday. That's why VictorOps created a platform to help teams find the problem and address it collaboratively, no matter where they are, what device they're using, or what time of day it is.
This week I had the opportunity to sit down with Denver tech leader Jason Waldrip. After I had him pick out a good beer for me (he brews his own, so I trusted his opinion), we got into the details of his career, experience with startups, the Denver community, and more. Continue reading to hear all about this local tech star.
The unique Denver event, 10.10.10 was a huge success yet again! In just 10 days, 10 prospective CEOs and serial entrepreneurs look to address one of the 10 wicked problems in health presented to them. There are three events open to the public: The Big Reveal, Mid-Point, and The Grand Finale. Though the entrepreneurs are not expected to have begun ventures by the end of the 10 days, the event hopes that in 9 months their ideas will be in action.
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I recently had the opportunity to sit down with someone who helped fuel the start of the Denver tech scene, and continues to do so to this day, Josh Churlik.
Josh and I met at Well Data Labs — the sixth company he's founded— to talk about the progression of our Mile High City, his past entrepreneurial experiences, his current company, and more.