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Looking to learn about freelancing tips and tricks? Wondering how to hire top talent? You’ve come to the right place! The Artisan blog offers a captivating look at the creative industry from those who know the business best.

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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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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The Top 8 Reasons People Quit Their Jobs

Posted by Robin Walters on Mar 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM

“I quit” are two of the most commonly uttered words in the history of the j-o-b. The reason is that the average amount of time a person spends in a job in the U.S. is 4.2 years. That may seem like a long time (especially for a person that hates their job), but  actually, that number has dropped drastically—turns out the average job tenure for someone 55 to 65 years old is more than a decade, according to Wallet Hacks, while today, people generally don't stick with a job for that long.

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Hiring Manager 101: The Power and Pressure of a Hiring Manager

Posted by Robin Walters on Feb 27, 2019 10:18:07 AM

 Power and Pressure of Hiring Manager

In normal times, a Hiring Manager holds a lot of power in a company. In a 4% unemployment market, the Hiring Manager also has a lot of responsibility and pressure to fill the seats on the bus with the right people. It’s a very challenging job even during times of high unemployment when it’s easier to pick up top quality candidates from a broad pool of applicants.

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Signs You Need to Hire a Graphic Designer

Posted by Bejan Douraghy on Jan 29, 2019 11:29:00 AM



Graphic designers. We love them. Businesses can’t thrive without them.

Autodesk's Tom Wujec recently gave a TED Talk about how good graphic design clarifies complex ideas and makes us remember them. It takes training and talent to create designs that do this. In our digitally focused society, consumers are increasingly skimming web content in search of salient points before moving to the next thing. This means your corporate graphic imagery — those pictures that tell the world who you are — is more important than it’s ever been.

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Our Top 18 Blogs in 2018

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Dec 18, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

2018 has been a varied, polarizing year, and our most popular blogs certainly reflect that.

From convincing a Hiring Manager you're the right one for the job to understanding millennials and being successful as a freelancer, these 18 most popular blogs of the year will help you start 2019 on the right foot.

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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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The Next Generation That Needs to Get Off Your Lawn: Gen Z

Posted by Kirsten Agnello-Dean on Nov 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM

The new workforce is upon us! Now that those avocado toast-eating, diamond-ruining millennials are in their 30s, we can move our focus onto the next generation. Meet Generation Z.

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Who is Responsible for Employee Engagement – and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by Robin Walters on Oct 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM

A 2015 Gallup article spells out the problem: Only 30% of U.S. employees are engaged. Worldwide, only 13% of the workforce is engaged. This means the majority of employees aren’t fully contributing at work. This leads to lower productivity, higher absenteeism, higher safety incidents, and according to Gallup, more theft. Gallup also says that companies with engaged employees outperform competitors by 147%.

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Guest blog: 5 Startup Hiring Challenges

Posted by Kelly Barcelos on Sep 25, 2018 3:34:00 PM

It is essential for any startup to identify and appoint the right talent because only the right people have the potential to keep a startup running smoothly and successfully in a highly competitive business environment. When recruiters and HR professionals fail to identify the right fit, it results in cash burn, and if the employee has a client-facing profile or represents the business in any way, it can also adversely impact brand identity.

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At Artisan Talent, we know that our clients and our freelancers are busy professionals who do not have enough time in the workday. As such, we wanted to create a blog where it is possible to get the scoop on all aspects of hiring web design, development, content creation and digital marketing in one place. We do not stop at that; we go the extra mile to make sure every post is useful, easy-to-understand and even enjoyable to read.

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