Designers Blog

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.

The One UX Design Qualification You Can't Live Without

05/18/2017

First, let’s be clear. The “U” in UX does not stand for “unicorn.” Although finding a good UX designer may make you feel as if they are just as elusive – and just as cool. UX actually stands for “User Experience.” In today’s digital universe, the UX designer has about two seconds to grab your attention across the web or your phone. The best UX designers can do it – and they find a way to keep you coming back for more.

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What Is Volunteer Time Off (VTO) and Should I Offer It?

05/16/2017

What you do matters. That’s the idea behind VTO, or volunteer time off.

What is VTO? VTO is short for "volunteer time off" and is when companies offer paid days off for employees to volunteer their time for a non-profit cause.

Companies that embrace social responsibility offer employees paid time off to participate in community service projects. VTO doesn’t cut into sick or vacation time; it’s a tangible benefit above your regular PTO. Employers are saying that giving back to the community and your employees in this way helps put some positive spin on your brand image.

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Forbes declares Artisan a "Best Professional Recruiting Firm"

05/09/2017

 

Artisan Talent is proud to be recognized as one of the top recruiting firms in the U.S by Forbes, INC!

What are the most well-respected professional recruiting firms in America? Forbes set to compile a definitive ranking based on recommendations from thousands of Recruiters, employees, and Hiring Managers.

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What Is a Candidate-Driven Market and How Does It Affect Me?

04/11/2017

Good news for job seekers: It's a candidate-driven market again.

What is a candidate-driven market? Basically, a candidate-driven market means waves of hiring surges are bringing competition back to the job market.

It means now is a great time to be looking for work as there are more jobs for talented creatives. A high demand for specific skills paired with the longer amount of time companies take to fill open roles is good news for job seekers, but not so great news for those doing the hiring.

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Guest Blog: 3 Tips for Hiring a Business Coach

03/23/2017

 

If you’re keeping tabs on trends in marketing, you’re probably seeing the word “authenticity” coming up more often than in years past. Customer Think lists “Striving for Authenticity” as a 2017 marketing trend to watch. There’s even a Small Biz Trends article titled, “Small Business Marketing Should Focus on Authenticity.”

Increasingly, business leaders and the creatives they hire are experimenting with ways to be authentic through and across all their marketing channels – social media, website, email, paid advertising, videos, print literature, and so forth. It takes time and effort to define your authentic voice and translate that voice into images, words, and sounds that connect with your customers.

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Hey Siri: How Do I Hire an AI Specialist?

03/14/2017

Your computer just got smarter than you are. Artificial intelligence (AI) is the next big step in the continuing rise of the machines. Today, AI happens when coded algorithms foster machine learning that understands and responds to a conversation. Tomorrow, who knows?

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Sad Stats: Why You Should Take Your Vacation Days

03/07/2017

Take Two Vacation Days and DON’T Call Me in the Morning – Here's Why You Should Use Your PTO.

Do you know the one thing that American workers are really bad at? Taking time off. It’s an epidemic. What’s going on out there?

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Artisan Talent Wins Best of Staffing® 2017

02/28/2017

We are thrilled to announce we have won Inavero's Best of Staffing® awards in both categories, Client and Talent Satisfaction, for the fourth year in a row!!!

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Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day at Work

02/09/2017

If you heart your coworkers, let them know it. Not in a stalker kind of way – no HR policy violations, please. But February brings Valentine’s Day, which is a great opportunity to show your work colleagues your appreciation.

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How to Make Your Job Postings Mobile Friendly

01/31/2017

 

According to Glassdoor, 89% of applicants look for employment on their phone.

It’s a sign of the times -- mobile recruiting is one of the best ways to reach applicants in any field. How candidates view your job posting and the ease in which they apply are important factors to consider when you’re trying to reach an audience via a mobile device. While this phenomenon isn’t new, many HR departments still have an unwieldy application process that isn’t mobile friendly. How can human resource departments adapt their application process to this “new” venue?

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At Artisan Talent, we know that our clients and our freelancers are busy professionals who do not have enough time in the workday. As such, we wanted to create a blog where it is possible to get the scoop on all aspects of hiring web design, development, content creation and digital marketing in one place. We do not stop at that; we go the extra mile to make sure every post is useful, easy-to-understand and even enjoyable to read.

Stay up-to-date with what is happening in the world of design and marketing and learn how each innovation impacts the way companies, employees, and freelancers work together. Check out the latest posts and follow Artisan’s designers blog. Our talented bloggers scour the web to keep you up to date with the latest techniques and happenings in all areas of digital marketing and design. Plus, Artisan provides winning strategies to help clients and freelancers connect and work together for the common good.

We are proud to offer timely and information that benefits our clients, designers, marketers and anyone else who needs to stay on top of what’s happening out there in the design and marketing world. Check out our latest thought-provoking blog posts and leave a comment or two. We want you to join the conversation and engage with others about the latest happenings in today’s ever-changing digital world.

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