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Here's Why Creativity Matters in Your Job

Posted by Artisan on May 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM



“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

Albert Einstein

Why does creativity matter? What role does creativity play in your job? Can a lack of creativity in your life make you sick? This blog has answers about creativity, work, and how humans and corporations can benefit from a little bit of imagination.

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National Whine Day: 10 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationship with a Difficult Boss

Posted by Artisan on May 21, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Since May 25th is National Wine Day, we thought it would be a good idea to whine a little about how your boss might be driving you to distraction (or wine, for that matter). The statistics back us up on this assumption: 44% of American workers say they left their last job primarily to get away from their boss. Gallup puts the number even higher at 50%.

Everyone reports to someone else and if the person that’s paid to hold you accountable is a poor manager, they could ruin more than your chances for a promotion. Having a bad boss can force you to look for a new career.

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Guest post: 3 Different Kinds of Editing and How to Know What You Need

Posted by Meredith Sell on May 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Blog posts. E-books. Banner ads. Social media posts. The marketing world is full of content that aims to capture attention, inform, and inspire action. The verdict is set and (you know this): content is king.

At this point, most agencies and in-house marketing departments have full-time Copywriters responsible for the words that populate their materials. But when the same people are producing and reviewing content all the time, it can be easy for mistakes—think: typos, inconsistencies, poor structure—to make it all the way through production.

That’s where Editors come in. As a Freelance Editor, I work with a variety of companies to make sure their marketing content is up to snuff. I do everything from suggesting different blog post intros to making sure that e-book headings are capitalized consistently to catching embarrassing spelling errors.

All of these things fall under the big, polka-dot umbrella of “editing,” but they actually represent different kinds of editing.

I break down the main three kinds of editing below, but before we get into it, let’s answer this question:

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Pros and Cons of Choosing Contract Work

Posted by Artisan on May 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM



Should you contract or go full-time? That’s a question a lot of American workers are asking right now, because, let’s face it, job seekers have options. Historically low unemployment has shifted the balance of power toward the skilled worker, who has more choices when searching for work because there are more jobs to choose from.

More employers are turning to contracting as a way to staff up during fluctuating markets or to help with large one-time projects. Employers that are trying to figure out if contracting is better than hiring full-time will need to know the types of legal options available beyond full- or part-time employment. What are the benefits of having contract workers on the team?

Employees wondering if contract work is right for them should carefully consider their personal work and financial requirements. What are the ins and outs of contracting over full-time employment?

Is contracting right for you?

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Creative Ideas for Staffing Up During Low Unemployment

Posted by Artisan on May 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM


It’s hard to find good help these days. Thanks to historically low unemployment, this cliché is the real deal. Employers are adjusting to the new balance of power in the hiring game because, in most markets, the workers have the upper hand.

Simply put, there are more jobs than skilled workers right now, so employers are scrambling to sweeten hiring incentives while adopting new recruiting techniques to try to find the help they need to get the job done.

Attention Employers: If you think it’s time to consider lowering your hiring standards, here are some creative tips from your favorite creative talent firm to help you find top talent in 2019.

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