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What’s up with Salaries?

How to compete in this candidate driven market If you have been trying to hire early or mid-career professionals in Colorado you have likely seen a pretty big spike in salaries lately. If your team has been solid and you haven’t hired in the past two years, you are in for a shock. We conduct

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What have you done for your career lately?

Staying relevant in today's market I spoke with a mid career professional last week who exited a company he had been with for 12 years. He was under the impression that he only needed to update his resume and post it on the internet in order to get a new, high paying, interesting and short

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Greetings of the Season

                                It has been an honor and a pleasure to work with you this year! Thank you so much for your partnership. We wish you a wonderful holiday season with health and happiness in the new year! The team at

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Stop hiring for culture fit

Hire based on value fit If you’ve had an opportunity to engage in a discussion about culture with me then you know what this month’s blog is about. The word CULTURE as it relates to a company may be one of the most misunderstood words. It’s a big squishy word with as many meanings as

Job Searching in the Summer

Tips for keeping your job search going during the summer slowdown If you have a choice, you would like to embark upon job searching in the Spring and after Labor Day.  These are the best times of the year to build momentum and generate interest.  However, we don’t always have the luxury of selecting our

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Ten tips for building a sustainable business

Ten Years of profitable business operations and the lessons along the way April 1, 2018 marked our 10th year in business at Goldstone Partners.  I’m reminiscing a bit and planning a big celebration for later this year – watch for more information on this!  I was talking with Annie today about what I should write

  • Candidates are Pawns in the Games Recruiters Play

The games recruiters play

Manipulative tactics that some recruiters will use on you I really don’t like writing about negative subjects and I’ve put this off as long as I could.  Many of you are thinking about switching positions this year and may not have worked with a recruiter before.  These super friendly people who seem to be interested

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How will you keep your employees engaged this year?

Thoughts on keeping your employees engaged and happy in this market Happy New Year!  We’ve roared into 2018 with a lot of momentum – that’s great news!  I am hearing that the tight labor market is absolutely having an impact on companies of all sizes and in all sectors.  Some of you may not have

  • Denver is the Best Place to Work and Live

Top 8 Reasons WE LOVE DENVER!

Ready to make your mark in the Mile High city? Here are a few reasons we think you’ll find that the West is Best! 1. Vibrant downtown With the 10th largest downtown in America, the city of Denver boasts an assortment of top-notch art and history museums, an aquarium, a water and amusement park, river

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Entrepreneurs vs Leaders

Develop both entrepreneurship and leadership for business success For almost 10 years now I’ve had the honor of helping Entrepreneurs launch, build, grow and scale their companies. We have clients in our portfolio that have been with us since the beginning. Their journeys are fascinating to be a part of. I am amazed daily by