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Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared to Hire Remote Workers

Posted by Artisan on Sep 10, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Remote workers rule today’s job market. According to a Global Workplace Analytics report remote work in the U.S. has increased 140% since 2005. While it may not be the norm in your company, the world around us has gradually changed so that remote work is not only desired by employees, but it’s the new normal for employers seeking an increase in worker productivity.

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How to Fall Back in Love with Your Job

Posted by Artisan on Sep 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

The U.S. has an employee engagement problem. The statistics tell us that one-third of our employees are disengaged from their work. Stress and burnout are high, we have the worst work-life balance of any industrialized nation, and it’s negatively affecting our health along with corporate productivity. Human Resources Today says the cumulative annual cost of employee disengagement is about $605 billion in lost productivity.

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Signs You Need to Hire an HR Manager

Posted by Artisan on Aug 20, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Your business is only as good as the people you hire. Everyone knows this but many small companies fail to allot the budget for an HR Manager, whose primary function is supporting the people behind the products you’re pushing. Neglect of HR is particularly true in startup environments, where organizations are more focused on pushing a product into the marketplace.

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Startups vs. Enterprise: Which Is a More Creative Work Environment?

Posted by Artisan on Aug 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

Which is a more creative place to work: a startup company or an established enterprise organization? There’s a good chance you might pick the startup, whose very existence hinges on a creative idea for launching a new product or service.

But what about Apple, Google, or Amazon? These giant enterprises have managed to stay creative and innovative even after their formative years.

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Becoming the Hiring Manager of the Future

Posted by Artisan on Aug 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM

 

A Hiring Manager handles a lot these days, but they are tasked primarily with finding the right talent. That is much harder than it sounds, especially during times of historically low unemployment. There is more pressure than ever to find the right candidate when almost everyone in the U.S. is gainfully employed. Plus, Hiring Managers are all too aware of how much it costs a company when they pick the wrong candidate for the job.

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What is DevOps?

Posted by Artisan on Jul 30, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

For the layperson, computer programming may be an unfathomable world of algorithms populated by incomprehensible terms and rules. While our iPhones, smart homes, video games, and apps may have taught us the basics of how to use these tools, the idea of actually programming them to answer questions or navigate to the nearest restaurant (all in a smooth British accent) are completely out of our league. That’s cool, though, because we all know some Sheldon Cooper (a la Big Bang Theory) type that can probably fix the WiFi when it goes down.

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22 Tips for a Better In-Person Interview

Posted by Artisan on Jul 16, 2019 10:00:00 AM

 

When it comes to the final stages of the employment process, the in-person job interview is a key step for both hiring teams and job seekers. But this necessary part of the hiring process produces anxiety in both the applicant and the interviewer.

If you’re interviewing on site, selling yourself and being grilled by strangers drains both time and energy. This is true for almost anyone, whether they’ve interviewed 10 times or just once.

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Independent Workers Not Working Out? Here’s How to Improve Remote Team Management

Posted by Artisan on Jul 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With July 4th looming, we thought it would be a good idea to celebrate the independence of our remote workforce.

It’s as clear as the crack on the Liberty Bell that remote workers are the new normal, with about 50% of the U.S. workforce today producing from some location other than a traditional office. Most believe this isn’t a passing fad because both workers and employers benefit from having remote workplace options, but this relatively new model requires some attitudinal and process shifts in order to manage these teams.

This article will look at how employers and employees can make the most of their remote teams without being held back by common management mistakes.

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Understanding Your Staffing Agency Bill Rate

Posted by Artisan on Jun 25, 2019 1:00:00 PM

 

Staffing agencies have two primary clients: The employees we place in jobs and the employers that hire them. At Artisan Talent, we appreciate both and work hard to deliver on our promises to employers and the talent we hire for them.

But a frequent question asked by both employers and creative talent is what does the staffing agency bill the employer and how much profit does the agency make?

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