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7 Key Steps to Building a Billion-Dollar Team

21 Nov

Stanford recently held a 2-week series on how to build a great company culture.  Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, and Ben Silbermann, Pinterest CEO, were two of the guest speakers.  Chesky asserts that if you have an amazing product, but you can’t build a great company, then your product doesn’t matter…it will not endure. I found […]

Thoughts from FICO World

14 Nov

I’m writing from “FICO World”, an annual product and services showcase for one of our customers, Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO).   A Northern Virginian, I didn’t have to think long about accepting the invitation to head to San Diego for this conference in the middle of November!  The agenda is jam-packed, a real  educational whirlwind – […]

Getting to Know Mike West, UDig Technical Recruiter…

13 Nov

Our next employee spotlight is a conversation with Mike West, UDig Technical Recruiter. As we mentioned in our first employee spotlight, at UDig we have a list of guiding principles that govern how we operate – philosophies that demonstrate how we feel candidates and clients should be treated. These are all just words on paper unless the people […]

The Importance of Making a Good First Impression

11 Nov

A series of experiments by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov reveal that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger.   I wanted to write this blog help you use your first impression to work for you in the job search process. Think about meeting a […]

Women, ETC. Conference

4 Nov

I recently had the opportunity to attend the Women, ETC. conference in Richmond, VA. The conference focused on empowering women in Education, Technology and Careers. I was very impressed by the caliber of speakers that attended and led the seminars. They included CIO’s from some of the largest IT enterprises like IBM and CISCO, as well as […]

Java, Java, Java

31 Oct

Java, Java, Java.  If you want to know what the hot technology is, it’s Java! If you want to know what to study up on if you’re new in the technology field, it’s Java!  If you want to know what companies are hiring for, it’s Java! I recently wrote a blog post on how DevOps/Automation […]

Recruiting Roller Coaster

29 Oct

As every recruiter knows, your day, week or quarter can be compared to one theme park attraction…a roller coaster, with the nausea and headache symptoms included. No two days are the same when it comes to the recruiting business, especially two ‘good’ days. It is not often one regularly makes placements day after day. From […]

The Importance of Transparency

24 Oct

One of the most important yet overlooked aspects of the recruiter-candidate relationship is transparency. I would like to talk about the common setbacks and the value added in being 100% transparent from both the candidate’s and recruiter’s vantage point. At UDig, we set the expectation from the very beginning, that during the recruiting process we […]

The Importance of Onboarding

22 Oct

So much time is spent posting jobs, recruiting, interviewing, negotiating and finally closing hard to find candidates. What is the exact process for the newbies when they start? Is the onboarding process well defined and documented at your company? There are clear benefits to having a proven and effective onboarding process, I have listed some […]

Networking Advice

20 Oct

I recently attended a conference where I had the opportunity to listen to Joe Sweeney speak. Joe Sweeney is a master networker and has used his skills to open doors that to most (including me) would seem impossible. He knows many influential and powerful people, referenced by the endorsements in his book. He’s owned and […]