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Kirsten Agnello-Dean

Kirsten Agnello-Dean
Social Media Manager | Artisan

Recent Posts

Why You Should Outsource Payroll

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 19, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Payday is awesome.

Unless you’re the one running payroll.

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5 Reasons Your Recruiting process Sucks

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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. 

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Design Guide: UI vs UX

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 13, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Every industry is full of acronyms, but perhaps nowhere more than in the world of high technology. Recently we’ve been hearing the terms “UX” and “UI” interchanged, especially as demand for these skilled digital designers has increased. But the truth is, although these roles have similarities, the expertise needed for these jobs is actually different.

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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 12, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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.

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The Future of Design: 5 Skills That will Prepare You for 2026

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 6, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Careers in creative design are changing as fast as digital technology. Future creative Designers will need to broaden their horizons by learning crossover skills that will make them more valuable in a team environment.

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Why You Need Emotionally Intelligent Employees

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 5, 2017 12:13:52 PM

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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 30, 2017 10:48:33 AM

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

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 28, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM

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

If you’re an employee, you probably killed it in one of two ways:

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10 Qualities of a Successful Freelancer

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Today more than ever people are embracing the freelance lifestyle. It allows for a greater level of freedom, variety, location independence, and versatility. With that said, freelancing poses its own challenges, and it's not for everyone. It's not always easy to break into freelancing and depending on the industry there may be stiff competition — still want to give it a go? Here are 10 qualities you will need to succeed.

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