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Artisan Talent’s designers blog offers a captivating look at the freelance creative and digital marketing industries—with blogs written by insiders who know the business.

5 Reasons Your Recruiting process Sucks

12/14/2017

Hiring these days is tough. When the unemployment rate was high, there were a lot more qualified candidates in the pool. Companies weren't looking to fill as many jobs either. 

It’s different now — from a high of 10% unemployment in October of 2009 to 4.1% in October of 2017.

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You Reap What You Sow: Employee Development as a Retention Tool

12/12/2017

Employee engagement is important.

The disengaged employee is more likely to leave, and each time that happens, according to HR Dive, it costs your organization an average of $15,000.

Gallup points out that 51% of U.S. employees are not engaged in their job.

While you can’t force employees to improve their attitudes and jump into a role with both feet, you can create a positive work environment that brings out the best effort from your team. One way to do this is to give back to employees by recognizing their importance by giving them opportunities to improve their skills.

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What’s (Still) Cool About Curated Content?

12/07/2017

The phrase “content curation” was new and fresh in 2011, when EContent described it as, “the act of discovering, gathering, and presenting digital content that surrounds specific subject matter.”  Fast forward to 2017 when curated content has not only been crowned King, it’s taken over the entire Kingdom, down to the lowly (and amusing) court jester.
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Why You Need Emotionally Intelligent Employees

12/05/2017

Who wouldn't want employees who are self-aware, can recognize the impact of their own emotions, and adapt their approach based on these skills? Employees with a high degree of emotional intelligence can be invaluable in the workforce, often make strong leaders, and make great team members.

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How to Sell Your Side Hustle

11/30/2017

Even Entrepreneur agrees craft fairs are "where it's at." For home-based artists and craftsmen, they say, "selling at fairs and shows provides an opportunity to ring up sales and find new customers at little cost and no overhead."

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79 Job Interview Questions to Ask

11/28/2017

If there are important things you need to know, interviewers want to hear them. Don't be afraid to ask questions. In fact, NOT asking questions is a major no-no. The Muse says, "not having any questions for the interviewer basically says that you’re not interested enough to learn any more. Have some thoughtful questions prepared, and your interview will feel more like a conversation than a firing squad."

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Is the 40-Hour Workweek Dead?

11/21/2017

 

Spoiler Alert: The 40-hour workweek is definitely dead.

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10 Qualities of a Successful Freelancer

11/16/2017

 

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Reasons You're not Getting Quality Job Applicants

11/14/2017

If you aren't getting high quality job applicants for your open jobs, it may be because you aren't offering what applicants want these days. Today, job seekers have different priorities, especially when they have the talent and skill to be mobile. 

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Ask a Recruiter: Freelancing During The Holidays

11/09/2017

Don’t freak out! Prepare!

This month our Denver, Colorado Recruiter Superstar Lauren Ray talks about what happens during the holidays when you're a freelancer. 

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