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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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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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Why Onboarding is More Important Than You Think

Posted by Artisan on Apr 23, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Attention Employers:
You might be doing onboarding wrong.

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Don’t Be April Fooled by a Bad Hire

Posted by Artisan on Apr 1, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

When it comes to bad hires, Hiring Managers and Recruiters feel the same pain. You know the scenario: the candidate made it through the first month and started to struggle. Maybe it’s culture fit or perhaps something went wrong during the screening process, but somehow, the new employee isn’t exhibiting the skills or attitudes that seemed to shine so brightly during the interview process. They’re rocking the boat, not doing the job, and it’s just not working out.

Hiring is a huge responsibility and an inexact science. Despite our best efforts, sometimes we hire the wrong person.

How can a hiring team reduce its chances of having an April Fools’ joke played after the employee onboarding is over? What can companies do to reduce the chances that they hire the wrong person?

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Signs You Need to Hire a Marketing Manager

Posted by Artisan on Nov 27, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you’re wondering whether your business needs to hire a Marketing Manager, the answer is probably yes. Just asking the question is a sign it may be time. Here are other signs that indicate you’re ready.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Recruiting and Hiring Process

Posted by Artisan on Sep 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

With low unemployment and a robust economy, finding the right people to hire has become more difficult. Forty-five percent of employers say they are unable to find people with the skills they need. That represents a large increase in unfilled jobs and the toughest hiring environment in a decade. Right now, there are more than 6.7 million job openings in the United States.

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The 8 Hottest Tech Jobs Right Now

Posted by Artisan on Aug 28, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The demand for tech jobs has exploded in 2018. It is not just high-tech firms that are looking for talent — the digital transformation is affecting every business. If you have the skills, it is a hot market. If you are trying to hire key personnel, it can be a challenge to find talent.

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Personal Branding Tips from the Pumpkin Spice Latte

Posted by Artisan on Aug 27, 2018 4:03:00 PM

 


If you’re lucky to live in a part of the country that changes with the seasons, the fall brings vibrant leaves and cool night air. No matter where you live, the fall also brings the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. Nothing says fall like the cinnamon, clove, ginger and nutmeg of that perfect hot brew. It’s like autumn in a cup. Starbucks has done a wonderful job marketing the beverage under their brand. There are Pumpkin Spice Latte groupies, posts on Instagram galore, and it even has its own Twitter account.

Could the PSL teach us about our own personal branding efforts?

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Do's and Don'ts: Client Email Communication

Posted by Artisan on Aug 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

If you’re a freelancer, it’s likely that the majority of your client communications will be by email. The bad news is that an email inbox can get cluttered fairly quickly, which might make your important client communication slide to the bottom of the list.

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