Welcome to TNE, Payton!

Our team is excited to welcome Payton to Talent Navigation Experts! Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Payton moved to Denver to launch her career as a Technical Recruiter. Due to her interest in training and development, the psychology of learning, and human resource management, Payton graduated from Tarleton State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is excited to use what she’s learned to help candidates catapult their careers!

In her free time, Payton enjoys reading, fishing, and boating with her family. She is part owner of the Green Bay Packers and spends time every year in Wisconsin, her favorite place in the world!

Payton’s greatest accomplishment is her membership in the oldest secret, spirit organization in Texas. Only 20 out of the 13,000 students are invited to join this group each year, and their mission is to promote spirit and camaraderie throughout her university’s campus. We’re hoping Payton will use her enthusiasm and spirited energy to cultivate the TNE culture into an even greater place to work!

Welcome, Payton! We’re happy you’re part of the team.

Top 100 Woman-Owned Company!

Talent Navigation Experts has been listed as one of the Top 100 Woman-Owned Companies in Colorado. We have been recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine, and we are honored to have made the list! This win is attributed to the hard work and dedication of our leadership, employees, and partners. Thank you!


If you’ve interviewed and been offered a job – congratulations! As exciting as this potential new chapter is, it can also be daunting to walk back into your employer’s office with the news.

Imagine yourself in your employer’s shoes. One of their top-performing employees is leaving unexpectedly, and they have most likely gone into panic mode. In this state, employers may be quick to make a counteroffer.

It may seem exciting for you now that you have two great options – pursuing a new opportunity to grow with a company or receiving more money in the position you’ve grown comfortable with – but keep in mind all of the factors that go into a decision like this.

There was a reason you started job-searching in the first place. More money is always a motivator, but what else drove you to look? Boredom of work? Lack of recognition? Personality fit? Disliking your boss? Insane deadlines? Whatever they may have been, money will only be a temporary fix. Those problems aren’t going to disappear, and you may end up even more frustrated.

Even if you truly did want that bump in your salary, think about what it took to get it. You needed to have one foot out the door to get paid the wage you wanted, and there’s no reason to think that future salary increases will be any easier. The next time you want a raise, you might even be refused altogether on the grounds that “we just gave you that big increase when you were thinking about leaving.”

Additionally, a pay increase to you is a quick and easy solution from your employer’s perspective. The loss in productivity and finding a replacement costs a lot more than giving you a bump in salary.

Keep in mind that your job security will decrease and your relationship with your employer has fundamentally changed. You’re no longer part of the inner circle, and you might be at the top of the list if your company needs to make cutbacks in the future.

Accepting a counteroffer initially seems like an easy and comfortable decision, but make sure you consider all the factors before jumping into the next chapter of your life!

TNE Welcomes Erin!

Talent Navigation Experts is excited to welcome our newest recruiter, Erin Cashen, to the team.

Originally from Baltimore, MD, Erin took a chance 8 years ago and moved to Denver on whim. She drove across the country with the mindset that life is too short and wanted to experience a new city out of her comfort zone. She hasn’t looked back and loves all of the outdoor activities, sporting events and new restaurants that Colorado has to offer!

Erin is a beach girl, dog lover and overall positive, happy person! She has been recruiting for 10 years and is excited to take on the new challenge of recruiting for a boutique staffing agency.

Welcome Erin! We can’t wait to see the impact you’ll have on our team!

Women’s History Month

Throughout our history, even less than 100 years ago, women’s voices were considered subordinate. Once the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, social and professional norms started to change and develop. It wasn’t until recently, however, that we recognized the societal flaw in its depiction of women.

Women constantly viewed each other as competition where we had to be better, smarter, more alluring, harder working, etc. than the girl sitting next to us. We were always having to prove ourselves in order to compete in the race to break that glass ceiling – or truly anything within our professional/personal lives. What we didn’t realize was that this competition was hurting us. Sure, we were driven to succeed and be the best, but we were playing the wrong game.

When women are supporting women, we have a larger voice to create change. We’ve realized that there is a community with similar stories that we can all learn, grow, and gain confidence from. Not only are we empowered when we help each other, but the economy and global community is better off for it.

At Talent Navigation Experts, we are proud to be woman-owned and lucky to have ambitious and passionate women on our team. Our WBE (Women’s Business Enterprise) certificate is so meaningful to us, and we believe that it has made a positive impact on our business and company culture.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we asked the women of TNE to share advice that has inspired them:

  • Bridget, Owner – Separate yourself from others by working for and dressing for the job you WANT not the one you HAVE.
  • Brittany, Technical Recruiter – Embrace your flaws as much as your features; and always, always, trust in your intuition!
  • Kim, Accounting Payroll Benefits Specialist – If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.
  • Lauren, Technical Recruiter – Smile all the time! Always find an excuse to smile.
  • Alyssa, Marketing and Office Coordinator – To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.

We want to recognize the intelligent women at TNE who have contributed to the success of our company. Thank you for your passion, drive, professionalism, and talent! Your ambition and hard work have diversified TNE from the bunch!

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 ClearlyRated.com!”

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 ClearlyRated.com/Solutions

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 ClearlyRated.com – 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.

Welcome to the team, Matt!

Talent Navigation Experts is excited to welcome our newest Recruiter to the team! Matt, a Colorado native, began his career in the criminal justice field. After attending the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, Matt graduated from the police academy and became a police officer. He quickly realized his passion to work with people and help give them the opportunities they deserve, so Matt decided to pursue a new path as a Recruiter!

In his free time, Matt loves to play sports. He plays on several indoor and outdoor soccer leagues, and he plays basketball when he can as well. Matt’s greatest life achievement is getting engaged, and he and his fiancé are currently planning a gorgeous fall wedding!

We are thrilled to have Matt on our team, and we’re looking forward to having him grow with TNE. Welcome, Matt!