“Bossy Pants” or “Inspiring Leader.” Which title would you rather be pegged? Effective managers ensure that not only the team as a whole but individuals are motivated to grow and put their best foot forward to feel rewarded and produce quality work. “Bosses” tend to separate themselves from their teams and focus on their own success.
Questions often heard from suburban-based hiring managers revolve around how to attract creative talent to their off-the-beaten path locations. While it’s true that in today’s job market, candidates are in the driver’s seat and major cities like Chicago, New York and San Francisco offer a plethora of advertising agencies, design firms, and corporate in-house agencies in the heart of the city, not all companies in the ‘burbs have problems attracting top digital and mobile design talent. What are they doing right? If you want the best, you must entice and make it easy for talent to get to where you are.
Finding the perfect, or close to perfect, copywriter can be hard. According to Raven Tools, there are a few main reasons why companies have difficulty finding the right copywriter:
The average time to fill a critical role in an organization is now 23 days, up from 13 in 2009. When an organization take too long to complete the hiring process, it risks loosing top candidates to other companies. Moreover, unfilled positions cost the company money and overstretch workers to fill the void.
In a perfect world, your next design hire will have the same design tastes, skill level, and overall values that are compatible with your company’s. We all know that the world of hiring has its share of twists and turns and it can be difficult to know the precise questions to ask. Asking the right questions and carefully assessing your next candidate’s interview responses will bring you closer to hiring the right digital designer for your team.
When you’re hiring a new employee, you’re hiring a new team member. Hiring the right fit sets the employee and the team up for success.
As the saying goes, “Hire for fit, train for skill.” Companies are finding that employees who fit in with the company culture are more engaged employees, and more engaged employees are more productive employees.
Whether a company needs to fill one position or staff an entire team, partnering with a staffing agency is an efficient way to meet hiring needs. In addition to staffing services, and depending on which staffing agency you choose, the agency may provide workforce business solutions such as recruitment process outsourcing, workforce consulting, and payroll outsourcing.
Fine-tuning the hiring process, at most companies, is an ongoing venture. Employers spend time and money on studying what works and what doesn’t when it comes to improving the quality of hire and finding the perfect match. Ultimately, the goal is to avoid costly bad hires. What are some ways to do so? These are some of our hiring tips and best practices for improving your quality of hire:
From talent acquisition to building employee engagement, HR plays a crucial role in helping companies remain competitive in both the job market and in their respective industries.
Bad hires are costly. Avoiding bad hires takes the right balance of hiring for skill and hiring for culture fit. But, with more and more employees leaving their jobs because of bad management and not feeling like they fit in, it has become increasingly important to weigh culture fit more than skillset when hiring. After all, you're not just hiring a new employee; you’re hiring a new team member.