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2 Minnesota Weekend Tech Newsletters To Subscribe To: Donnie Berkholz And Jamie Thingelstad



It’s Sunday morning and after catching up on college football and the political shows and before putting the Vikings on mute and starting outdoor activities… I turn my attention to 2 weekly newsletters that pop into my inbox on the weekend.

Donnie Berkholz bio includes VP, IT Service Delivery at Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Program Chair, Open Source Summit (Linux Foundation). He is a previous Analyst at RedMonk. He’s well known in the DevOps space and for those of us in Minneapolis and St Paul… we get to see him a lot in the tech scene.

Donnie sends out his newsletter Friday afternoon. It’s a mix of tech news and trends. To subscribe and see previous issues click Donnie Birkholz Newsletter.

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Jamie Thingelstad bio includes CTO at SPS Commerce and Board Member of Minnestar. He’s been a solid supporter of the Minneapolis and St Paul tech scene and someone I always seek out at events.

Jamie sends out his newsletter on Saturday morning. It’s a bunch of tech news, links and photos. To subscribe and see previous issues click Weekly Thing.

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Target Hiring 120,000 Seasonal Workers, Will Hold Job Fair Oct. 12–14



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Target put out a press release yesterday that grabbed A LOT of attention… here are the highlights and then the full press release below:

  • Starting with the big number adding 120,000 seasonal workers. That’s a 20% increase over last year.

  • Beyond that they are offering additional hours to current team members.

  • All team members will begin at a minimum of $12 an hour.

  • All stores will have a job fair Oct 12-14… click TargetSeasonalJobs.com

  • There a bunch of additional discounts and benefits included


Press Release:

Target to Hire 120,000 Seasonal Team Members and Offer Extra Hours to Existing Teams This Holiday

MINNEAPOLIS - September 13, 2018

Hires to begin at $12 per hour minimum wage; retailer introduces holiday team member appreciation program

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) announced today plans to hire approximately 120,000 seasonal team members across the country for the upcoming holiday season, a 20 percent increase over last year’s hiring commitment. In addition, the company will continue to offer extra hours to current team members to accommodate their interest and availability. The announcement is a continuation of the company’s investment in team members that includes increased hourly wages, benefits and discounts, and meaningful opportunities to build experience and skills. Seasonal team members are an integral part of Target’s efforts to ensure its 1,839 stores provide guests with a fun and easy holiday shopping experience.

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MSP On Deck Podcast #22: Foodsby, Zipnosis and Sansoro Health Funding And Difficult Minneapolis Tech Jobs To Recruit



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Episode #22 starts with Kathy and Casey jump in on recent funding announcements starting with Foodsby. Casey talks about why this investment is significant.

We move on to Zipnosis (former client) and their funding and the odds of something larger on the horizon.

Sansoro Health round of funding gets us into the weeds talking about how many, many groups gave tried to figure out how to get all the different health systems and their technologies to talk to each other. And I ask if anyone will fix this in my lifetime.

Casey and I spend a lot of time on a conversation he had with a founder of a Minneapolis startup about how long it would take them hire a CTO. We go on a tangent into what is the hardest tech skill to find in town right now and I went with Big Data. The most out of whack in terms of demand and supply of skilled professionals. We come back to the question Casey was asked and I walk through how long it might take and came up with a minimum of six weeks. And that’s if everything goes easy and fast.

We go on a bit more talking about creating short lists of candidates for senior roles that are created over time and through casual conversations. I then rant a bit about using search firms. Yes… there is some irony in this. I think using a search firm for a CTO, VP Marketing or Director of Product can make sense. I don’t think it does for hiring Developers. You’ll burn through too much cash on fees.

GO TO EVENTS AND CHAT WITH PEOPLE!!!

Casey mentions SDR’s and BDR’s (Business Development Rep’s) as being out of whack for B2B startups. And finding a Growth Hacker or Head of Growth is difficult to do.

Kathy brings up her conversation with Dean Hager from Jamf on why they did not go the IPO route. She also mentions Ability Network.

We talk about other groups on the potential IPO list.

We quickly mention FlipGrid and ilos Videos is now VidGrid. Yes… similar company names and not the same company.

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Minneapolis And St Paul Tech Events–Fall 2018



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Last week after posting Twin Cities Startup Week 2018 Calendar And 10 Tips To Doing Startup Week I was asked what else is going on this fall. I had posted the Minnesota Recruiter and HR events here => Minnesota Recruiter And HR Events–Fall 2018. So this a list of Minneapolis and St Paul tech (and related) events. NOTE: this is likely not a complete list so leave a comment on what I am missing so I can update this:

Think that’s a lot? Those are just the “big” ones. Two places to get more events are

  • Tech.MN – a collection of most of the Minneapolis and St Paul user groups, meetups, etc.
  • MinneInno – a collection of tech and business events

Yes… it is going to be a busy Fall 2018.

 

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Twin Cities Startup Week 2018 Calendar And 10 Tips To Doing Startup Week


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We are one month (and a few days) from the kickoff of Twin Cities Startup Week (October 7-14, 2018) and today the schedule of events was posted.

In a good way, sorta… I am feeling overwhelmed. I jokingly say my introverted soul is going to feel bruised. But it’s worth it.

There’s a lot going on during the week and not just Twin Cities Startup Week. We also have these events going on (I will be attending some of those too):

Here is how to get started… click Twin Cities Startup Week Registration

I will be signed up as “VIP ACCESS”. You can sign up however best suits your activity.

Events that I am signing up for on my first run through the list:

Monday:

  • The Lifecycle of a Brand: Building Stories that Start, Scale, Sustain, and Sell Businesses

  • Tech in St Paul, the Best Kept Secret in the Twin Cities

  • MN Cup Final Awards & Showcase

Tuesday:

  • Scaling Company Culture as you and your Business Grow

  • Just Build It

  • Beta Showcase - Featuring the Area's Top Up-and-Coming Startups

Wednesday:

  • Keeping the Diverse in IT: A Lesson in Employee Retention

  • Coffee & Closers :: CEOs that Sell

  • Techstars Retail Demo Day

Thursday:

  • Venture-Scale Apps: A Panel of MN's Funded Mobile-Centric Startups

  • Minnedemo30 + Bonus Techstars Farm to Fork Film Release

  • DocuMNtary Techstars Farm to Fork Film Release

Friday:

  • BIT Tech Fest: Exhibit & Career Fair

  • Twin Cities Startup Week Job Market

  • Twin Cities Startup Awards and Twin Cities Startup Week Closing Party

There are others I will go back and sign up for… I need to make sure I am getting some recruiting work done during the week too.

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Minnesota Recruiter And HR Events–Fall 2018



Minnesota Recruiters

I was putting together my own tech and recruiter events calendar for the coming months and saw a couple of LinkedIn updates with colleagues asking about events they should be attending.

Here is what I have that is going on in September and October 2018 (click titles to go to their page):

Those are the events that I know of in the Minneapolis and St Paul area.

I will be the moderator at the MNTRN event on September 19th. It’s a sweet panel and we are going to get into the topic of recruiting to the region and retention of those here. Which means… just about everyone should have interest in attending.

Last week I heard we were already were 55%+ registered for the space we have so be sure to register soon.

I will also be attending the SourceCon meetup and the TalentMN event.

If I missed an event send me a note so I can update this post.


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Working Wednesday Volume VI: Tech And Non Tech Jobs With Minneapolis And St Paul Tech Companies



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This edition comes from thinking about an event… Daugherty Business Solutions hosted a HackerX event this week with 19 other tech companies who are hiring in the tech space. While that was the focus of the event, Minneapolis and St Paul tech jobs, many of the groups are hiring other roles like: marketing, sales, product, customer success, HR and recruiting and more.

There is an assumption when we say that a startup or tech company is hiring that these groups are only recruiting Developers, Coders and Designers. That’s not true. Sure, in the beginning a startup is focused on those roles. As they grow they will add marketing, sales, accounting, HR staff, etc.

For the large groups it’s easier to picture all the non tech roles they have to support the business.

Photos from the event:

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The following is info HackerX attendees received. While I am “all in” on Daugherty, I know many of the groups below are great places to work. With this many to look at you should be able to find a group or two that might interest you.

Saying that, you should click Daugherty Careers first and send me a note if you see something you are curious about Smile

Daugherty Business Solutions (HOST) – daugherty.com

Industry: IT Management Consulting

Company Size: 500+

At Daugherty Business Solutions, we bring a fresh approach to consulting by rolling up our sleeves and working with our clients—collaborating to solve some of their most pressing business challenges through leading edge IT solutions. With over 30 years of success, Daugherty is closing in on $200 million in revenue with more than 1,000 employees in seven cities.

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Minnesota Recruiters In Demand–Summer 2018



Minnesota Recruiters in Demand

Two to three months ago while prepping for MSP On Deck Podcast, I mentioned to Kathy Grayson and Casey Allen that I was seeing a crazy high demand for Minnesota Recruiters. Over the past few episodes I have been talking about this and here is some of the data I have.

Some background… I started this site, blog in 2005 and the Minnesota Recruiters group in 2007. Back then I was getting a number of email like, “Who is a really good Tech Recruiter?” or “Who do you know can manage a team of Recruiters?”.

Then the “Great Recession” hit and the requests stopped.

As we came out of the recession I was starting to get a few inquiries again and created the page.

To my conversation with Kathy and Casey… Casey asked if I had been tracking the number of jobs posted at any one time on the site. I said no. Later I figured well, I do have the number of jobs posted in a month so l could work with that.

Above is a graph of the number of jobs I posted per month beginning in 2010. It’s a bit messy so here is the raw data:

Minnesota RecruiterAnd the raw data by year:

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Some things to know and then a few conclusions:

  • This is not a scientific set of data… but it does show some trends.

  • I post jobs that are sent to me or that companies have said that if I see them post something then I can add it too. It is not a data set of all the Recruiter jobs that are, have been available.

  • 90%+ of the jobs posted are corporate recruiter roles. Infrequently I get a consulting or search firm role to post.

  • Labor markets are lagging economic indicators

  • I’ve been doing this a long time and the Minnesota Recruiter community generally knows about this site so I don’t think there is any other “influence” that inflates the numbers other than demand.

Conclusions:

  • Minnesota Recruiters are in demand for a few reasons:

    • The general positive state of the local and regional economy.

    • Minnesota Recruiters too, like many professions, are moving around looking for new opportunities.

    • Companies generally are feeling the stress of not being able to easily hire the staff they are looking for so need to add Recruiters to find them.

    • Companies generally are going to continue to expand and hire.

  • If I have been in a (non recruiter) role for a some time and been thinking about making a change… I would do it this year. I would start now so that by year end I am into something new.

  • The “Great Recession” ended around of June 2009 and it took a while for companies to really start to expand. They likely did it with whatever recruiting staff they had at the time. I didn’t expect to see the lag be that long.

  • This 2018 spike is noticeable and so is the streak since late 2016.

As I said above this is not a perfect set of data.

I am always looking for trends be they to predict the near future and/or to test what I think already is.

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Working Wednesday Vol V: Call Center, Tech And Startup Jobs



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I am consistent… in not posting this on Wednesday but we are into Week 5 so I am on a roll. Sort of.

The past weeks I have been mostly posting tech and startup jobs. I know that space as well as anyone and am not seeing or hearing about other news. If you have or see some… send me a note.

  • Starting with a non tech news item… Call center adding 550 jobs in Mendota Heights. “Alorica Inc. is hiring 550 people to work at its Mendota Heights call center, a move that will more than double the global firm’s presence in the Twin Cities.” and “The hiring will take place between now and the end of the year, Greer said. Wages for new hires will range from $12 to $14 an hour, depending on the shift, with potential for bonuses.” Click Alorica Careers.

  • Steve Lewis, Talent Acquisition Leader at Hearth & Home Technologies and Gopher football fan, tagged me on a LinkedIn that they are looking for a Web Application Developer. They are also looking for a Sales Operations Manager, Sr. Creative Services Manager / Creative Director and VP, New Construction Channel Marketing.

  • Geri Kane, Supervisor of HR Services at Metropolitan Airports Commission, sent a note that they have a IT leadership role open. Click Manager, Public Safety Systems

  • Foodsby picked up a $13.5M round of funding to fuel expansion in other cities. Expansion in other cities at some point bring more hiring to their Minneapolis HQ. Watch Foodsby Careers

  • Sansoro Health raises $8M and currently looking for a Product Manager, IT Manager and Customer Success Manager. Click Sansoro Health Careers.

  • Zipnosis, a previous client and fantastic team with a sweet product, picked up $3M. No change on their career page yet. Click Zipnosis Careers

  • A new company (to me)… Recombinetics picked up $34M and will be hiring but I cannot find a jobs page for them.

I am big into lists… last week the Inc 5000 came out and 85 Minnesota based companies are on it. These are the fastest growing privately held companies and with that comes hiring. Click 2018 Minnesota Inc 5000 Companies for the list. Looks like many of them hiring.

 

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Minnesota Headhunter FAQ’S For Candidates



The past weeks I have been speaking with a lot of Minnesota tech, data, digital and product pros and as part of our conversation I ask, “What do you want to know about me?” or “What would you have liked to known about me before this chat?”

I have been keeping track of the most asked questions and decided to create a FAQ’s about me:

Why “Minnesota Headhunter”?

When I started the blog in 2005 I was thinking of what to call it. This is what I am so I went with that as a name. That and DeBettignies is not easily said nor typed in a Google search.

How long have you been a tech recruiter, how did you get started?

How long… 20+ years. When the anniversary hit last year my non recruiter friends were all. “That’s awesome” and “keep going” while my recruiter friends were like, “WTH is wrong with you still doing this after all these years”.

How I got started… Fall of ’97 I answered a newspaper ad for a search firm. Since this was around the time Al Gore invented the Internet, I was not aware that the group had a really bad reputation. I worked there for 5 months before leaving. Essentially, I learned how to do the business the wrong way and figured it couldn’t be that hard to do it the right way.

Why are you still doing it after all this time?

I genuinely like people. I think we are amazing, fun, frustrating and complicated creatures. I like both “sides” of the recruiting process… I like helping people with their career path, find their passion and space. And I love helping clients build their teams. Filling one Dev role is OK but building a team of Dev’s, Designers and Data pros is the best kind of work for me.

Why should I talk with you, what makes you different than all the recruiters reaching out to me?

I’m very transparent. Sure, a client is paying me and I am looking out for their best interest. I also think it is my job to look out for yours. The last thing I want to do is to recruit someone out of one role and into another that is not in their best interest.

Who are you working with?

Today I am working with the Daugherty Business Solutions Minneapolis group recruiting roles that are open now, building candidate pools for future hiring and being an advocate for them in the tech community.

I also spend some time advising a few startups and small tech groups on recruiting process and strategy and long term sourcing of candidates for roles that will not be open for months.

Click Minneapolis and St Paul tech jobs for the roles I am recruiting for and some friends in town who are hiring.

What events do you attend?

It depends on who I am recruiting with… there are the “always attend events” like Minnebar (I speak every year), Minnedemo, Midwest JS, Twin Cities Startup Week (a big basket of events), DevOps Days. Then frequently attend the JavaScript, Ruby, DevOps, React, Hadoop meetups. Outside of tech I am at MIMA, SMBMSP and other events.

Can you code?

No. I know enough to do some things on the blog.

I’m not looking for a new role/company but I have a career question (salary, promotion, what should I be thinking about with my path)… might you have time to give me an opinion, some advice?

YES!!! I love those conversations.

When you’re not recruiting what do you do?

In the summer I love to spend time fishing… catching fish is a bonus. Being on a boat or dock for hours quiets my brain. I am a much better human during the summer. I love to ride a bike (trails in the city) and am a huge college football junkie.

You said at Minnebar you are an Introvert, is that true?

Oh my, yes. Sure, I am very active in the business and tech community, attend a lot of events and spend an obscene amount of minutes on my phone every day. I need… I have to have down time, quiet time. My friends know that after 10+ hours at Minnebar on a Saturday they will not hear from me until late Monday or mid Tuesday. I need to recharge.

Gopher football, how good are we going to be and do you really hate the Wisconsin Badgers?

I used to write, from a fans perspective, about Gopher football years ago and my do some again this year. Click Gopher Football for my recent post. I am going with 7-5 and win a bowl game. I’m cautiously optimistic that we take a step or two forward this year. As for the Badgers and the rivalry… it runs deep The University of Wisconsin is a great university. Madison is a great college town. But the Badgers, no way. I’ll leave it there.

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Minnesota Golden Gopher Football 2018 Outlook

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2 weeks from today we’ll already be a couple of days into the college football season and the Gopher Football team will have played its first game at TCF Bank Stadium against New Mexico State. For a few weeks I have had friends asking me what I think the season is going to be like… and I don’t have a clue.

In part that is because my brain is still focused on summer, fishing and relaxing. I am in denial about fall coming. I do love fall. Just … not … yet.

I have been casually reading articles, predictions and logging on to the Gophers Rivals site (I have been a long time subscriber) but not digging into a 2 deep roster or who is the leading contender to be the starting QB.

Until this morning.

I was doing some reading about the upcoming season and got quite a bit more interested.

Let me take a pause and go back a bit… then some quick observations, my 2018 prediction and where to find Gopher Football info online.

I grew up a Gopher Football fan. In 1982 (I was 12) my dad picked up 2 season tickets when the Gophers moved to the Metrodome. I attended the university during which time Dad transferred his tickets to me and I have had them since.

35 seasons and I have missed 14 home games. I’m in. I’m committed.

In 2005 I started a blog, “Go for the Roses at gopherfootballblog.com. I did a lot of writing back then and as things sometimes go… started running out of time to spend on it. I shut down the site. I still own the domain name. And I copied the 2005-2007 and posted here on a sub page . So if you want to go back in time and see what I was thinking about when Coach Glen Mason was fired, Coach Brewster was hired and the 2007 season you can.

I picked up @Gophers the spring of 2008. This was after the 2007 1-11 season and during the last game of the season, Wisconsin Badgers, when I Tweeted a bunch of “f bombs” on my @MNHeadhunter account. The next days I had a number of my national Recruiter and HR friends suggest that maybe I shouldn’t be doing that

Over the past few years I have on and off again written here on my main page… click . This covers some of the Coach Kill time.

Starting today I am going to write 1-2 times per week during the season. Likely Thu/Fri and again Sun/Mon.

Let me be clear… I am writing about Gopher Football, and college football in general, from a fan perspective. I am not an analyst. I am fully knowledgeable about the game but don’t see the fun writing about a 4-3 Defense, RPO offense, etc.


So what do I think about 2018?

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Working Wednesday Vol IV: Dispatch, Bind Benefits, Sansoro Health, Arctic Wolf Hiring And Minnesota Jobs Report



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2 days late but still going weekly…

Why didn’t I post anything Wednesday?

- Busy talking with about the roles at Daugherty Business Solutions.

- I didn’t have much hiring news (and y’all should be sending me notes about what your company is up to)

Note… I am not only wanting to post Minneapolis and St Paul tech jobs news. It’s the space I hang out most of the time. If you have tech or non tech news I gladly take it.

And then… WHACK

I was listening to our just published MSP On Deck podcast and remembered a couple of groups that recently announced funding rounds:

- Dispatch, last I heard is looking for 2 Sr Ruby Dev’s. Click and send your resume to jobs@dispatchwithus.com They are also looking for delivery drivers in Minneapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Kansas City and Orlando.

- Bind Benefits has a bunch of jobs in tech, product, data science, medical and account managers. Click Bind Benefits Jobs

Some more news items:

-Kathy Grayson at the MSP Business Journal wrote Health-IT company Sansoro raises $8 million; steps up hiring. They have Product Manager, IT Manager and Customer Success Manager roles posted. Click Sansoro Health Jobs.

- Kathy has another story this one Silicon Valley startup Arctic Wolf adds another high-ranking exec to growing Twin Cities office. Click Arctic Wolf Jobs.

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MSP On Deck Podcast #21: Dispatch, ZAPinfo And ClickSwitch Funding, Minneapolis Coworking Space Closes And Tech Hiring In Minneapolis And St Paul



MSP On Deck Podcast

We’re back after a small hiatus that had work and vacations making it difficult for Kathy, Casey and I to get together. There was a bunch of news during that time and we focused on these items:

Dispatch raised $2.6M… more than they were seeking. Investors include Rise of the Rest and Great North Labs. I talk about my customer experience with them. Casey makes a bold statement (that I can get behind) that Dispatch could be the GroupOn of Minneapolis and St Paul. I mention that they are looking for 2 Senior Ruby Developers.

ZAPinfo, what was called WebClipDrop, raised $1.25M and named Doug Berg CEO. I talk about how I am a user of the tool and a big fan of Doug. He spoke at my first Minnesota Recruiters event and was a frequent sponsor. He (and his team) are highly respected in the Recruiter and HR community in Minneapolis and around the country.

ClickSwitch is new to me and I didn’t know this product was a big thing. I don’t change banks… once in 20 years. I was excited after hearing Kathy and Casey talk about why this matters. They too are looking for a Lead Dev.

Bind Benefits raised another round and we spend some time talking about what they do. I note their career page has wayyyyyy more roles than a few months ago.

Kathy asks an important question… are things getting “frothy”? I say no because while the number of deals is getting larger the numbers raised by groups seems to be reasonable. Casey talks about other regions, explains that funds being raised by VC’s is very large and how execution may matter more than an idea. And that a number of recent announcements are coming from founders who have a track record of success. So it may seem “easy” to raise money when it is not.

Casey and Kathy bring ClickSwitch back into the conversation and talk about what it was like for them to raise this round of funding.

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