TNE Welcomes David!

We are thrilled to have David join our team as TNE’s newest Account Manager!

Originally from North Carolina, David’s career path has taken many twists and turns throughout his life. He has pursued professional photography in the film industry, managed fine dining restaurants, and has excelled in technology and healthcare staffing. Throughout each endeavor, however, David has focused on helping others and making the world around him better for it.

As an Account Manager, David’s goal is to engage and partner with managers, executives, and talent acquisition teams to manage and improve their sourcing efforts. With his dedication and strong work ethic, David will provide unparalleled customer service to ensure success for his partners.

When he’s not working, David loves hiking, photography, and enjoying the live music scene at Red Rocks. His greatest accomplishment is raising an intelligent, caring, and beautiful daughter.

Welcome to the team, David. We’re excited to have you here with us!

Talent Navigation Experts WINS ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best Of Staffing® Client Award


DENVER, COLORADO – FEBRUARY 7, 2019Talent Navigation Experts, a leading staffing agency IT, Finance/Accounting industries announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client Award for providing superior service to their clients. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. On average, clients of winning agencies are 2.2 times more likely to be completely satisfied with the services provided compared to those working with non-winning agencies.

Focused on helping US companies find the right people for their job openings, Talent Navigation Experts received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 85% of their clients, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 35%. Less than 2% of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

“This is a tremendous honor to win the ‘Best of Staffing’ award for a 3rd time in 6 years.  All the credit has to go to our team of account managers, recruiters, and critical key role players that make the entire experience for both our clients and candidates a world-class experience.  I am so proud of our team and at the same time incredibly thankful for all our clients and candidates that have partnered with us over the years.  Without all our partners none of this would be possible – Thank you!”, said Talent Navigation Experts President, Ryan Haith.

“In today’s historically tight labor market, hiring managers, procurement professionals, and HR managers need a clear and reputable way to vet potential staffing and recruiting partners,” said ClearlyRated’s CEO Eric Gregg. “Best of Staffing Client winners have set themselves apart from the competition by demonstrating their commitment to client service, investing in a survey and feedback program that brings transparency to the client experience at their firm. I’m thrilled to showcase these service leaders alongside their validated client ratings and testimonials on!”

About Talent Navigation Experts

Talent Navigation Experts is a boutique staffing firm that connects clients to the top 20% of candidates across the nation. Our mission is to provide a world-class service for both companies and the top talent they want to recruit by filling contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions at all levels. At TNE, we take the time to learn about your organization and what you’re specifically looking for in order to create a customized staffing model, unique to your company.

About ClearlyRated
ClearlyRated (formerly known as Inavero) administers more staffing agency client and talent satisfaction surveys than any other firm in the world, reporting on more than 1.2 million satisfaction surveys from staffing agency clients and job seekers each year. Committed to delivering ongoing value to the industry, ClearlyRated is proud to serve as the American Staffing Association’s exclusive service quality partner. Learn more at

About Best of Staffing

ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on – an online business directory that helps buyers of professional services find service leaders and vet prospective firms – based exclusively on validated client and talent ratings and testimonials.

Check out Talent Navigation Experts’ profile on ClearlyRated here.

Giving Thanks

In honor of Giving Tuesday, we all try to take a step back from the chaos of the holiday season to appreciate and recognize the importance of giving back. Amidst the overwhelming stress that seems to increase with holiday shopping and year-end meetings, it’s important to reflect on what we have and what we’re thankful for.

Last week, TNE celebrated our annual Thanksgiving potluck together. As we went around the table to talk about what we were grateful for, we couldn’t help but notice that there’s more to be thankful for in the workplace beyond having a job. Each day we are challenged, surrounded by people who are invested in our personal and career growth, and given the opportunity to build strong relationships with our co-workers, partners, and candidates.

Challenges may not always seem like a blessing, but each day at work, we have a purpose. Whether we’re finding that perfect software engineer for a client or understanding a candidate’s career goals and helping them achieve it, we are motivated to make some type of impact every day. With each challenge we overcome, we learn and improve upon ourselves and our role.

Thanks to our leadership and the company values instilled in each employee, we are fortunate to work in such a supportive environment. Our colleagues sincerely care about each other’s personal and career growth, and it’s motivating to see how individuals’ values align with our company belief, appropriate recognition motivates our people to be successful. There is no hesitation to acknowledge someone for a win, and it’s always fun celebrating others on their victories. Recognition of hard-earned accomplishments cultivates a positive culture and more productive workplace.

Finally, we are given the opportunity to build strong, professional relationships with others. In the staffing and recruiting industry, we are constantly communicating with people. Because we spend a huge part of our lives at work, it’s great to be surrounded by colleagues where we can share anecdotes and memorable moments with.

Despite that Monday through Friday work grind, we are grateful that we can look forward to coming into work each morning. The opportunity to be challenged and collaborate with supportive colleagues is rare. Although it’s the time of year where we’re encouraged to reflect and give thanks, let’s transform this season into a lifestyle. There’s too much to be appreciative of not to!

Preparing for Your Interview

If you’ve been invited to interview, congratulations! Considering how saturated the job market is these days, this is a huge accomplishment. Take a second to celebrate this win, then buckle down and prepare for the big day. It’s crucial to stand out – so take some time and utilize these tips to prove to your interviewers why you’re the best person for the job.

Know Yourself

This may seem self-explanatory, but you shouldn’t hesitate or need to think about your past experiences. It’s important to know your resume and make your accomplishments quantifiable. By allowing your interviewers to visualize and measure the contributions you’ve made, they can envision the impact you’ll create within their company.

Identify your key strengths and weaknesses. The strength/weakness question is infamous, but interviewers want to know where you excel. When asked about your weaknesses, they want to see how self-aware you are and if you’re actively doing anything to  improve upon these weaknesses. As long as your weakness doesn’t directly align with a key skill or trait they require, they’ll be appreciative of your honesty and dedication to bettering yourself.

Be able to explain why you want the job. What key attributes, roles, or skills do you identify with? Recruiters want potential candidates to be enthusiastic and have a passion that aligns with the job description and company’s mission.

Prepare answers for common interview questions. It’s good to anticipate questions and practice your responses out loud. By practicing, you can ensure a thorough response without becoming “long winded.” Be sure to concisely provide context behind your answer, explain the action you took, and what the result was. This will give your interviewers a full picture of your experience.

Research the Company

It’s important to do your homework on the company. In addition to understanding their mission, products, and values, check them out on social media. Here you’ll get a feel of the company culture along with any news updates or announcements. Mentioning a recent change or congratulating them on a big accomplishment shows that you have prepared, and you’re excited about what they’re up to.

If you know who is interviewing you, look them up on LinkedIn. You may find a connection between you two. At the very least, you can see their career path and what they’re interested in.


To avoid being late or feeling rushed, look up the company’s location, anticipate traffic, and allow for extra time so you can arrive early.

Know what you’re wearing the night before. Choose a professional outfit that you feel confident in. If you’re unsure what the dress code is, it’s always better to overdress.

Bring a hard copy of prepared questions for your interviewers. It’s good to have this as a reference, so you don’t forget anything you want to ask.

Finally, bring a few copies of your resume, pen and paper to take notes, and a portfolio (if applicable) to show off your work.

Your interview is an opportunity to showcase your skills and demonstrate how you can be an asset to the company. If you prepare well, have confidence, and stay positive, there is no doubt that you will ace your interview. For you, the hard part is over, and hopefully you become the easy choice for the hiring manager. Good luck!

Welcome to the team, Kim and Alyssa!

We are excited to welcome two new experts to Talent Navigation’s team!

Kim, our newest Accounting, Payroll and Benefits Specialist, is a Colorado native who started her career with Frontier Airlines. After working her way up in the company overseeing 400-500 agents, Kim was recruited to join an online payroll provider to process payroll and integrate HR services for hundreds of small and large businesses. This opportunity gave her the unique experience to process payroll and benefits in various ways. In her free time, Kim loves to be with her family. When she’s not cheering for her kids in soccer and volleyball, her family is at the track drag racing!

Alyssa is joining TNE as our Marketing and Office Coordinator. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, but Colorado has always felt like home to her. After graduating from Miami University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Alyssa moved to Uganda to work for a non-profit. In Uganda, she learned the value of building strong relationships with others, and she is looking forward to implementing skills from her experience into Talent Navigation’s marketing, HR, and philanthropic efforts. Since moving, Alyssa has loved exploring the outdoors. Her goal is to summit every non-technical 14er in Colorado!

Tips for Interview Questions

Remember your first interview for a professional job? Like me, I am sure someone told you to have questions prepared to ask. It can be difficult to come up with questions to ask that will help you vet the company and that the hiring manager thinks are good questions. The tips below may help you if this is your first interview or if you are seasoned veteran.

Hiring Manager / Team tips:

Do’s: Most of us like to understand the team, culture, and what it would be like to work for the manager. Here are some sample questions that will help you understand these areas and what hiring managers might like to hear.

Sample questions to ask:

  1. What makes someone successful in this role?
  2. What does a typical day look like?
  3. What recent successes and recent challenges has the team had?
  4. Have you implemented any new technologies or processes in the past 6 months?
  5. What is your favorite thing about working for this company? What is the biggest challenge?

Don’ts: Typically, you don’t want to ask the hiring manager or team about pay, benefits, or work from home policies. If you are interviewing for a contract role then don’t ask about pay or benefits since that is likely handled by your recruiter. Pay, benefits, or policies are best to ask your recruiter.

Human Resources:

Do’s: HR usually is the first or last interview you have with a company. If first, then it is all about them getting to know you. It is best to keep this conversation positive across the board. If this is a direct hire role, then it can be useful to ask about benefits or policies but in a positive way.

Sample questions to ask:

  1. This is what I learned about your company online (provide info), what else you should I know?
  2. What makes someone successful at your company?
  3. What is your favorite thing about working for this company?
  4. I am open to working any schedule needed, does your company have flex time?
  5. I am comfortable coming into the office every day, does your company have any kind of work from home policy?
  6. Do you mind providing some information on your benefits?

Don’ts: Typically, HR won’t have a lot of specific information to provide on technology, so it may be best to avoid those questions until you speak with someone who has an IT background. Plainly asking do you let people work from home or do you have flex time may make the HR rep nervous that you don’t like being in the office or won’t be available for meetings later in the afternoon / early morning. Opening those questions in the manner I suggested in the sample should limit any potential concern.

Always feel free to contact your TNE recruiter before an interview if you would like any advice on what questions to ask in your interview. Hopefully these tips will help you in your next interview and take away some the nervousness when it comes to good questions to ask. Good luck!

What We Stand For and How It Drives Our Success

“If you stand for nothing you’ll fall for everything.” – Alexander Hamilton

When googled “Core Values” is defined as the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating an unwavering guide.

I could complete the article here, knowing that most of our world knows what Core Values are. But do we have a full understanding on core values? Let’s dive deeper into Core Values.

Most people begin learning and practicing values in the home. Starting at a young age we are taught, not to point, to say please and thank you and to always be kind, even when others are not. These are normally taught to us by our parents, who instill these values for us to be decent, civil and participating humans in the world.

Next, we attend school, where we are taught a whole new set of values, we are taught structure through learning to raise our hands, and put on a schedule, accountability through being on time and completing assignments and shown our development through grades and learning. Throughout our schooling years we are taught the fundamentals to begin our next steps, in the workforce.

Lastly, the workforce. We use our earlier core values from previous years but in the workforce, you may receive a whole bunch of new core values. Most seem like common sense but others are core to the business and their success with their employees. Creating employee retention and give guidelines on how the owners and executives want their company ran.

Talent Navigation Experts strives on our Beliefs and Drivers visit our beliefs and drivers page to learn more about TNE and our core values.

Doing Our Part to Bridge the Gap

With increasing globalization, we have seen great strides towards equality within many facets of our global society. Though unequal across the globe, progress is being made and we are slowly chipping away at the beast that is marginalization and inequality. This process has been very gradual, however, the small victories should be acknowledged and celebrated, as we continue to work towards total equality of all persons across the world.

One frequently discussed issue in this battle for equality, within the United States, is the fight for gender equality in the workplace. According to research conducted by the AAUW, the pay gap within the United States has narrowed since the 1970’s. They attribute this to, “…women’s progress in education and workforce participation and to men’s wages rising at a slower rate.” (

Despite this progress, the AAUW notes that women are not anticipated to reach pay equity until the year 2059. The closing of this gap has become stagnant in recent years, which means that this pay equity may not be reached until an even later date.

According to, in the United States, women comprise 14.6% of executive officer roles, 8.1% of top earners, and 4.6% of Fortune 500 CEO’s, while holding nearly 52% of all professional-level jobs. (

While the progress to bridge this inequality gap is present, we have quite a bit more work to do. Woman leadership in the workplace is increasing and many companies have created initiatives to further this progress.

TNE is proud to be a Woman owned small business, holding our WBENC & WOSB Program Certification, helping to do our part in furthering this progress towards gender equality.