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24 Years of EDI: An Inside Look

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This month marks EDI Staffing’s 24th complete year of business. That’s almost a quarter of a century spent providing exceptional staffing services to our clients. It’s an accomplishment we’re all proud of, and it’s caused many of us to reflect on our time at EDI and what the company means…

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EDI Staffing: 24 Years of Connection, Growth, and Innovation

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Joseph Gilbody started a staffing company on his front porch in 1994, with little more than a strong vision and a stronger desire to help people. Having worked for over 20 years in information technology, Joe recognized the increasing importance of EDI, and the growing need for talented individuals to…

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5 Reasons Why You Didn’t Get the Job

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  When you’re looking for a job, every rejection might feel like a punch to the gut. If you don’t land a job you interviewed for, you’re probably wondering one thing more than anything else: why?   There’s no one answer to that question. Different circumstances will apply to different…

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Tips for Retaining Your Best Talent

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Good help is hard to find; and sometimes, it’s even harder to keep. While hiring is a huge part of the battle when it comes to building an excellent staff, figuring out ways to retain your best talent is every bit as important as you try to avoid turnover and…

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7 Key Blockchain Terms You Need to Know

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The blockchain is getting a lot of buzz lately, and for good reason. This method of recording transactions is becoming more and more important as industries and companies discover its usefulness, and there’s still plenty of room for it to grow.   To someone who has never heard of blockchain…

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Are Your Benefits Attractive to This Generation of Employees?

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When you’re trying to attract candidates to your company, there’s probably one factor that you think about more than any other: salary. You want to offer a competitive but fair salary—one that will attract the right level of talent without crippling your bottom line.   But the truth is, salary…

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How to Test an IT Candidate’s Skill Level Prior to Hiring

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You’ve written (and rewritten) the job ad, promoted it like crazy, and screened dozens of candidates. You’ve seen more resumes than you can keep track of, and you think you’ve narrowed it down to a handful of interview-worthy candidates.   Up to this point, you’ve seen your candidates talk the…

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Should You Use Social Media to Find Candidates? Pros and Cons

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Let’s face it: the world is a different place than it was ten years ago, including when it comes to hiring. The age of social media has changed many aspects of hiring in recent history—everything from recruiting to screening. But is social media really an effective way to find candidates…

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Hiring Challenges in IT and How to Combat Them

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Hiring is a high stakes affair. It takes a lot of effort to find the right candidate for your position, and if they don’t work out, that’s time, work, and money that was essentially wasted. Not only is hiring difficult in general, but each specific industry introduces its own challenges…

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Most Common Hiring Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

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Companies make mistakes all the time. From employees to executives, no one is exempt from making mistakes now and then that could have a negative impact on the business in one way or another. Hopefully, most of these mistakes are not too costly, and will teach lessons that will help…

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