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What is a Net Promoter Score (And Why Does It Matter)?

Posted by Cameron Douraghy on Jan 30, 2017 3:45:00 PM

What is a "Net Promoter Score?"

Simply put: a "Net Promoter Score®" is the up and coming way to tell who's hot and who's not. Inavero, a satisfaction survey company, says: "a Net Promoter Score (NPS®) is a simple metric based on a question that asks how likely a person is to recommend a company to a friend or colleague using a numeric scale of 0-10, ten being extremely likely and zero being not at all likely."

The concept was created by Fred Reichheld and Bain & Company and introduced in 2003 in Fred's Harvard Business Review article “The One Number You Need to Grow”.

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Cool Apps for Creatives

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 26, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Attention, creatives! We know a lot of you work on desktops or laptops, but statistics from the B2C Community say that many of you are also spending a lot of time on your handheld devices.

If your New Year’s resolution was to do more, faster, we’ve found some cool tools that may help improve workflows and productivity when you’re away from your primary workspace. These six apps make it a little easier to do more when you’re mobile.

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How to Hire a Front End Developer

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 24, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Front End Developers (FEDs) create computer code at the front end of software. They are partial Designers, spending lots of time testing the various features of a website or phone app.

They research competitors and try to stay on top of innovative programming techniques and they should constantly change their approach as the world of technology evolves in order to stay on top of the best interface designs.

Need to know how to hire your very own FED? Read on!

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Secrets the Pros Know About App Building

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 19, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Most new businesses fail. So do a lot of apps. Why? It’s not just about having a cool idea – the steps you take (or don’t take) to go to market are crucial to your success or failure.

We spoke with a software engineering firm, who shared some secrets for the process of building an app. Turns out the idea is key, but the steps that follow are even more important to your new product launch.

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7 Do’s and Don’ts for Attending a Job Fair

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 17, 2017 11:01:00 AM


Don’t consider a job fair a “cattle call” – consider it an opportunity. Think about it; what if you could visit one place where several potential employers are seeking to make on-the-spot hiring decisions? What if you could spend a day in one location meeting top recruiters from multiple companies that are searching for the kind of expertise you bring to the table?

How can that be so wrong?

Now that your head is in the job fair game, what are the top do’s and don’ts for attending one of these important career events?

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Why HR Managers Should Review a Salary Guide

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

Salary guides compile job data. They're a standard part of human resources. When combined with clear vision around what your company can afford to pay, salary guides are a key component to helping inform the job descriptions of future employees. But why would you need to review one if you work in HR?

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New Year, New Desk: How to Make Your Workspace More Inspiring

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 10, 2017 11:06:00 AM

How many hours a week do you spend at work? Whether you’re a telecommuter or a cubicle worker, your office space matters — especially since you’re living in it about 40 hours a week (more or less).

Redesigning your workspace into an inspiring place might give you the impetus to look at the new year in a new way. New Year, New You...right?  You can gain perspective simply by giving your workstation a makeover. What you might uncover under all that clutter and dust is some real New Year’s inspiration.

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New Year's Resolutions for Creatives

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jan 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

We want this to be your best year ever!

In December, Artisan Talent launched our 2017 campaign called “Inspiring Better Lives.” Our goal is to empower clients and their creative teams to pursue career opportunities to help them excel professionally and personally.

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The #1 Way to Tell if a Candidate is a Good Culture Fit

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

Why has there been so much emphasis on making sure employees are a perfect “fit” with your company’s culture lately? Because culture fit is that important. If an employee doesn’t mesh with the “why” of your business, they won’t be a successful match.

How can you tell if a potential job candidate will be a good culture fit? What is the #1 way to tell if a candidate is a good culture fit for your business?

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