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Kirsten Agnello-Dean

Kirsten Agnello-Dean
Social Media Manager | Artisan

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HR Departments of the Future

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Human resources originally evolved out of a personnel-based function rooted in administrative tasks. Historically, the HR department has been perceived to add the same value to businesses as marketing or sales roles, but that sort of thinking is old school.

According to a recent report issued by HR Open Source (a community platform for HR professionals), 68% of current HR professionals have previously worked in fields outside of human resources. This cross-pollination of ideas is creating a new breed of HR folks — they're moving from "human resources" to "people operations."

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How to Use Glassdoor to Find a Job

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Aug 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Searching for a new job? Chances are you'll be landing on Indeed, LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, or Glassdoor when starting your search. While these platforms can be helpful, they can also be overwhelming.

Let's start with most job hunters' first stop for reviews, Glassdoor. Consider this your quick guide to finding a job using Glassdoor.

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Back to Basics: Social Media and Job Hunting

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jul 10, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Starting a job search after some time away from the hunt? Re-entering the search for the first time since social media dawned? 

Here are some things you need to know. Let's go back to the basics — consider this social media + job hunting 101. 

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Expert Advice: Salary Negotiation

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 19, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Hoping to get a big raise at your year-end review? Want to negotiate a bigger package at your new job? "Salary negotiations can be anxiety-filled on both sides but they shouldn't be," Thomas Neubauer, a managing partner with The Gap Partnership (a firm providing negotiation training), told Entrepreneur Magazine. So turn that frown upside down and learn how to negotiate with the best of them.

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How to Make Your Job Postings Mobile Friendly

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Jun 5, 2018 12:01:00 PM

 

According to Glassdoor, 89% of applicants look for employment on their phone.

It’s a sign of the times — mobile recruiting is one of the best ways to reach applicants in any field. How candidates view your job posting and the ease with which they can apply are important factors to consider when you’re trying to reach an audience via a mobile device. While this phenomenon isn’t new, many HR departments still have an unwieldy application process that isn’t mobile friendly. How can human resource departments adapt their application processes to this “new” venue?

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Help Artisan Win a Webby Award

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Apr 10, 2018 11:58:00 AM

Artisan is thrilled to announce our first ever Webby Award Nomination!

The Webby Awards, which the New York Times calls “the internet’s highest honor,” seeks to recognize the best of the internet and released the nominees of their highly coveted awards this past week. Websites, online film and video, advertising and media, mobile sites and apps, social media and more all have the chance to vie for that silver spring trophy and famous five-word acceptance speech.

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Help! I Hate My Job

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM

It’s become a cliché to hate your job.

Actually, that’s not necessarily true. Recent poll numbers suggest attitudes toward work have shifted:

  • In 2010, a Deloitte survey showed 80 percent of Americans hated their jobs.
  • In 2013, a national Gallup poll reported that unhappy employees outnumbered happy by a 2-to1 margin.
  • By 2016, a Pew statistic revealed a startling finding: only 49 percent of Americans said they are happy with their job.

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Freelance or Full-Time Employee: What's right for your business?

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 6, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Need to hire some help? Not sure if you want to hire full-time or freelance employees?

Outsourcing certain jobs can save money and cut down on employee expenses, but it can also limit what can be done to the task for which you've contracted. 

So which one do you choose?

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What Best of Staffing Award Winners Do Differently

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Mar 1, 2018 12:00:00 PM

We're proud and honored to announce we won Inavero's Best of Staffing® Awards in both Talent Satisfaction and Client Satisfaction again this year. 2018 marks the 5th year in a row for winning both categories...which makes us diamond award winners! 💎

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5 Reasons Your Recruiting process Sucks

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Hiring these days is tough. When the unemployment rate was high, there were a lot more qualified candidates in the pool. Companies weren't looking to fill as many jobs either. 

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