PORTFOLIO CREATIVE BLOG
From Layoff to Leverage: Recruiting Firms Are the Solution
Your hiring process may be doing more harm than good. In this ever-changing market, it’s best to check innovations out there and this is where recruiting firms can help you!
Find Your Unicorn: How to Identify and Attract the Perfect Creative Candidate
Is checking resumes really helping you find that one-of-a-kind unicorn you want on your team? Not likely! It’s time to up your game and start exploring beyond the traditional resumes!
How to Lose a Candidate in 10 Days: How Bottlenecks in Recruiting Hurt Your Bottom Line
Ready to level up your recruitment game? Learn how bottlenecks can keep you from hiring the best candidates and discover ways you can create a smoother and more efficient candidate experience.
Signature Moves: 4 Tips to Craft the Perfect Email Signature
Are email signatures just an afterthought for you? Think again! Time to level up that tiny part of your email and make a lasting impression.
Artificial Intelligence Is Coming for Creativity
Artificial Intelligence is growing rapidly. But it doesn’t have to outgrow what’s already working—human authenticity and creativity. Will it?
Hire Outside the Box: Why Nontraditional Candidates Can Be Game Changers
College degrees were the primary factor in hiring decisions, but in recent years it has been shown that other factors are just as important and should be given more attention by hiring managers.
Don’t Roll the Dice on Hiring: Why Using a Recruiter is a Winning Bet
Hiring is often done by the company itself. But why roll the dice when you can hire a pro? Here’s why working with a recruiting or staffing agency is your best bet.
Celebrating National Employee Benefits Day: A Spotlight on Workplace Perks
Prioritizing employee well-being should be at the top and providing the right benefits is a great way to do this. Today, we celebrate National Employee Benefits Day and take a closer look at how top companies are applying theirs.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You The year has whizzed by again and here we are in November. We take a breath. We give thanks. The timing seems a bit right as we are finally lifting our heads up from another busy year and preparing to gather with family and friends for the holiday season, let’s reflect on what we are thankful for: Our health. It’s priceless and if you or anyone else was in poor health this year, you know what I am talking about. The people around us.
Year-End Wrap up! Four Things Creative People Should Do Before 2023.
By Kristen Harris Can you believe that another year has almost passed?! I. Can’t. But, here we are in October, officially the fourth quarter of 2022, and staring hard at the beginning of 2023. Are you ready? As the year comes to a close, here are four things creative people should do to wrap up the current year and prepare for the new one coming. Put together your holiday plans. While we love pumpkin pie and holiday shopping lists, right now we’re talking about putting together your work plans. A
Back to School Time…It’s the Other New Year!
By Kristen Harris Back-to-school time isn’t just for the kids–in this season a lot of adults return to or ramp up their work schedule. Whether you’re starting a new job this fall, taking on additional work, or just resetting after the summer, it pays to be prepared. Here are our best tips on how to set yourself up for success! Before Your First Day (because Day One prep starts before Day One) Get up-to-speed on the company. Hopefully, you already learned about the company and department through the interview process.
New Employees? 6 Easy Tips for Greater Onboarding Success!
We can all remember starting at a new school or job. The excitement that occurs when you are starting something new, meeting new people, and learning the cadence of everything around you. Attending a new school ended up not being too challenging as schedules are provided, you are meeting all of your new teachers, and a syllabus or presentation about expectations were provided. It worked with a large group of new students, so why is it so challenging for some companies to start a new employee? True story, I was
Out of Office : Vacation
Have you scheduled your vacation yet? It’s never too late because taking time off can happen at any time of the year. So if you haven’t done it yet, take a couple of minutes and look at your calendar and block out that time. I am notorious for not vacationing, but after a year or two of that, I realized that it was not only unfair to my family, but to myself. How about you? Does the opportunity always seem to come and go and nothing gets done? Here is
The Many Shades of Employment
Finding the right people has become challenging for everyone. Once you find them, you have options for how you hire them. You can hire them as full-time employees, as contract persons, or as a freelancer. Regardless of the company’s size, thousands of employees, or one, companies can engage people in a way that best suits their needs. People in marketing and advertising have been doing a variety of ways of employment for years, so it is great that these choices are becoming more mainstream. The following are the top three
Hiring Challenges: What Are Candidates Looking For?
By Kristen Harris While finding and hiring the right person for your team can feel like a challenge, it’s really just a match-making process. You’re finding the right fit between what the person wants and needs, and what the company wants and needs. When there is enough alignment…viola!…you have a match. Hiring might feel even harder right now because, over the last few years, people have been forced to completely change how they work. In doing so, they’ve overcome obstacles, found new passions and interests, identified their top skills, realized
Top 5 Things That A Hiring Manager Wants To See In A Job Seeker
By Catherine Lang-Cline It is a candidate’s world right now but that does not mean you can just sit back and expect the great offers to roll in. Clients spend a lot of time and money to recruit and hire and if you are not meeting some basic criteria beyond your resume, they will take a pass on you. These are the Top 5 things that will make you stand out to any hiring manager: Ambition Be prepared for the interview and express a lot of interest in the position.
Recruiters are People Too!
By Kristen Harris Ever wonder what recruiters do all day? (Hint…it involves people, lots and lots people!) Chances are someone helps you hire for your team, whether it’s a third-party firm like us, an internal talent acquisition team, or an HR specialist responsible for internal hiring. Or maybe you’re responsible for the hiring on your own team, in which case you are your own recruiter. We’re about to pull back the curtain and share key steps of the recruiting process. Most importantly, we’ll highlight what you can do to improve
So You Want to Work Remote? Prove It!
By Kristen Harris Over the last two years, we’ve seen a sea-change of acceptance and expectation for more work to be done remotely. While some companies and roles were already working on a remote or hybrid basis, COVID-19 pushed this trend forward fast. Whether you call it remote work, work from home, telecommuting, telework, or something else, basically we’re talking about working somewhere other than a centralized office. Your work location might be a home office, co-work space, satellite office, another city, a travel location, or garden office. You could
What You Want vs What They Want, Working Redefined
By Catherine Lang-Cline The American Staffing Association recently completed a survey asking both companies and candidates about their workspace arrangements. The results may surprise you. Their survey indicates that while 43% of companies are doing hybrid, 69% of employees want a hybrid. Regarding full office, companies are doing 38% and only 7% of employees actually want full in office. Out of curiosity, we conducted our own survey asking if candidates would take a job that did not offer remote or hybrid as an option and the results are very similar.
Business Vision 101 – The Top 5 Things We Want You To Know
By Catherine Lang-Cline Why am I talking about startups? Because recently the Women’s Small Business Accelerator asked me to talk to a group of small businesses and startups about goal setting. It reminded me of some of the goals that Kristen Harris and I set before we even opened our doors. That made me think, with all of the startups popping up, maybe we can help. If you prefer listening to reading, here is a link to our podcast, Illumination Bureau, that we did on the topic. All of you