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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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Staying Healthy At Work

Posted by Artisan on Jun 18, 2019 12:00:00 PM


Forbes calls the U.S. the “no vacation nation.” That’s because almost one-half of Americans had unused vacation time last year. Polls indicate we are working more, sleeping less, and getting sicker. Stress is the number one cause of illness, and the data shows that most of us are handling a mountain of anxiety right now. All this stress costs employers big money: about 8% of total healthcare costs are associated with stress-related illness stemming from unhealthy work environments.

It’s true that work can be stressful. But does it have to be? Why aren’t we using vacation days? What can employees and employers do to create a culture of health in the workplace?

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The State of Freelancing In 2019

Posted by Artisan on Jun 11, 2019 1:00:00 PM



Four years ago, TechCrunch published an article called “In the Future, Employees Won’t Exist.” That was their way of predicting that the future state of work will be irrevocably tied to freelance contracting instead of traditional full-time employment.

Artisan Talent has been following the state of freelancing for a decade, and publishing insights on the topic since 2016. We have come a long way since the early days of contracting: The EY Global Contingent Workforce Study says by 2020 nearly one in five global workers will be in some sort of contingent role. LinkedIn says that, by next year, 43% of American workers will be freelancers.

While the future that TechCrunch predicted isn’t quite here yet, let’s look at the current state of freelancing and how it may affect your work prospects in the coming year.

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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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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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