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Looking to learn about freelancing tips and tricks? Wondering how to hire top talent? You’ve come to the right place! The Artisan blog offers a captivating look at the creative industry from those who know the business best.

The 5 Most Common Types of Remote Employees 

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 7, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Remote is the new black, right? Today, flexible work arrangements are everywhere, from the part-time worker sitting next to you to the freelancer writing your corporate blogs. But not all of these remote workers operate under the same types of arrangements. Today, there is a lovely rainbow of diversity in the way we employ our workforce.

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The 4 Best Secrets for Staffing Smarter

Posted by Artisan on Nov 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At the very least, you’ve read about how much it can cost your company when you hire the wrong person for the job. Unfortunately, it’s probably more likely that you’ve experienced the frustration that comes from actually making that mistake.

Either way, it’s a bummer. Making a bad-hiring decision can be very costly in all kinds of ways. But how can you be sure that you’re staffing smarter the next time around?

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5 Things You Don't Know About Hiring (but Should)

Posted by Artisan on Oct 10, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Interviewing has changed. In the past decade, what employees are looking for and what they can offer have both radically altered.

If you’re currently in a hiring position and looking to build your business, you need to be able to isolate and identify the employees who will be able to work hard and stay.

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The Secrets to Great Office Culture

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Oct 2, 2017 11:00:00 AM

There’s a good chance that your office culture sucks. It’s true that we hear employee engagement is trending downward as at least half of the American workforce is thinking about leaving their jobs for something better. Office culture is a strong affecter of how happy you are in the workplace. In fact, we think office culture is the glue that builds a strong, productive organization.

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Finding Creative Employees in the Digitization Era

Posted by Artisan on Sep 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Do you know how to leverage the strengths of human and artificial intelligence when it comes to finding creative employees today?

Marketers use artificial intelligence and bots to gather data that will facilitate more targeted marketing. But did you know that this data, if leveraged correctly, also can help hire creatives more effectively and keep employees longer?

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Hiring and Recruiting in a Candidate-Driven Market

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

What is a candidate-driven market? It's good news for job seekers. Basically, a candidate-driven market means waves of hiring surges are bringing competition back to the job market.

A candidate-driven market means now is a great time to be looking for work as there are more jobs for talented creatives, but also means a tough time for hiring and retaining happy employees.

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Stop Trying to Hire "Yourself"

Posted by Robin Walters on Aug 31, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We know you like yourself. We also know that you like to be liked. These are natural human characteristics. When taken at face value, these attitudes can be a good thing.

But did you know these natural tendencies could inadvertently sabotage your candidate hiring process?

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How to Hire Great Talent in a Week

Posted by Artisan on Aug 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hiring is tough these days. When you have an opening, the pressure to hire great people can be intense and stressful.

It takes time to find people. It takes time to check out their references. It takes time to figure out if they are a good fit for your team. After all that, you have to negotiate a financial package that works for both of you. The process can take a lot of your precious time. If you don’t act quickly enough, it’s easy to lose top talent to your competitors.

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Myths About Working With Recruiters

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM

So someone mentioned you should consider hiring a third party to help find your next employee? But you haven't heard great things about using Recruiters. Let us set your mind at ease with the real answers to common myths about Recruiters.

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How to Integrate Remote Workers into the Company Culture

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 3, 2017 11:00:00 AM

The new norm in our society is real-time digital collaboration. Our virtual workspaces are occurring anywhere we can find a signal.

You’d think all this technology would be great for bringing us together.

That’s only partially true. U.S. News & World Report shared a study that showed many telecommuters believe there is a disconnect between off-site worker and the traditional office worker. While it may be unintentional, over time, the telecommuting employee may function in their own silo – which could affect their job.

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