Quiet Hiring Explained: How to Hire More With Less
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by Zach Herskowitz
1M ago
Do you have all the talent you need? We asked 100+ creative, marketing and tech hiring managers this very question. Over 40% admitted their teams are understaffed. Employees echoed the same sentiment, with over 85% reporting they’re being asked to do more with less. Market shifts continue to leave teams with tight budgets, limited resources, and the same amount of work. However, top companies aren’t letting economic uncertainty slow them down. Determined to embrace new technologies, prevent employee burnout, and hit strategic goals, 86% of companies are hiring or planning to hire in the comin ..read more
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5 Reasons Digital Accessibility Should Be A Priority
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by Steve Dobrowski
1M ago
Digital accessibility is not just an option; it’s an obligation. In recent years, digital activity increased exponentially worldwide, along with the difficulties that people with disabilities face each day. Companies across the globe are responding with a newfound emphasis on a11y initiatives. Our IAAP-certified specialists have seen firsthand the rise in demand for digital accessibility talent and solutions. This increasingly hot topic is more than just a trend; it’s an ethical duty, a legal requirement, and a proven strategy for operational success. Here’s why digital accessibility should b ..read more
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The Gaming Resurgence: Top 10 Video Game Jobs for 2024
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by Zach Herskowitz
1M ago
If you’re hiring gaming talent right now, you’re not alone. Despite recent slowdowns and headcount reductions, the global games market is expanding, and experts predict its growth will continue. The industry is expected to reach a market value of $189.3 billion in 2024 and soar beyond $212 billion by 2026. New titles, technologies, consoles, and game-inspired films are poised to accelerate the sector’s expansion. In particular, mobile and cloud gaming continue to be major growth drivers, with easy accessibility and low costs to players. At the same time, AI advancements are transforming how g ..read more
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Pay Transparency in 2024: Everything You Need to Know
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by Zach Herskowitz
3M ago
Money can be an awkward talking point for job seekers and hiring managers alike. For decades, discussing pay in the workplace was taboo, but new laws and shifting expectations are setting new standards for pay transparency. Entering 2024, 99% of creative, marketing and technology professionals say they’re more likely to apply to companies that include salaries or ranges in job listings. Realizing the rewards far outweigh the risks, organizations are racing to update their policies nationwide and abroad. This guide answers the most common salary transparency questions that US hiring managers a ..read more
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The AI Talent Rush: 10 In-Demand AI Jobs for 2024
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by Chris Hudock
5M ago
Many of today’s leading professions didn’t exist just a few years ago. And this trend is poised to continue through the years to come. Artificial intelligence (AI) advancements are predicted to result in 97 million new jobs. Since 2021, generative AI-related job posts have increased by over 250%. To paraphrase the now famous words of Professor Richard Baldwin — AI won’t replace you, but the human who can use it will. In the midst of unpredictable market shifts, top brands aren’t just investing in this emerging technology; they’re leveraging it to cut costs, save time, and step ahead of the co ..read more
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The Difference Between Design Roles: UI, UX, Product and Experience Design Explained
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by Sam Kotowski
7M ago
The words “I’m a designer” no longer mean what you think.  To the average person, graphic design might be the first area that comes to mind when they hear “designer.” After all, art is among the oldest of design trades. However, by today’s definition, “design” is not just one field but many. User interface (UI) design. User experience (UX) design. Product design. Experience design (XD). Countless interconnected design careers sit at the intersection of creative and technology.   While UI and UX may seem interchangeable to the uninitiated, they also have distinct meanings to m ..read more
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The Search for Top E-tail Talent: Staffing Supercenters in Cyberspace
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by Chris Hudock
8M ago
A DIGITAL MARKETING STAFFING SUCCESS STORY   THE OVERVIEW We helped one of the world’s largest retail corporations hire nearly 100 hard-to-find digital marketers, site merchandising experts, and more for mission-critical hybrid work.   THE CHALLENGE Recruiting the top experts in every region. With over 10,500 supercenters, supermarkets, and discount department stores across the globe, our client is one of the most sizable and recognizable retail and e-commerce corporations in its industry. Previously named the world’s largest company by revenue, the behemoth needed all kinds of ..read more
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How to Solve the 6 Most Common In-House Marketing Challenges
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by Chris Hudock
8M ago
91% of brands are moving toward an in-house model, but over a third of brand marketers report in-house marketing challenges. Priorities are constantly competing, resources are increasingly limited, and teams everywhere feel they need to do more with less. We polled over 600 professionals, and 86% agree. Now, more than ever, marketing and creative teams must focus on the work that matters most to their organizations. Yet, more often than not, teams prioritize the wrong projects. Why? It isn’t easy to manage the demand, especially when your team’s workload exceeds their bandwidth. From commu ..read more
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Proactive Digital Accessibility: 5 Strategies to Shift Left
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by Chris Hudock
9M ago
In an era dominated by digital interactions, ensuring accessibility for all users has become imperative for today’s businesses. Over 40 million Americans have disabilities, and 75% of them use the internet daily, highlighting the essential need for inclusivity. Yet, digital accessibility isn’t just about being inclusive; it’s also about fulfilling legal and ethical obligations. In 2022, there were 3,225 website accessibility lawsuits, marking a 12% increase from the previous year and emphasizing the issue’s growing importance. The Agile methodology concept of “shifting left” has emerged as ..read more
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The Magic of Well-Matched Marketers: Recruiting for an Entertainment Empire
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by Chris Hudock
9M ago
A MARKETING STAFFING SUCCESS STORY   THE OVERVIEW We helped one of the world’s largest multimedia and entertainment conglomerates recruit 200+ experts for streaming service brands under tight budget limitations.   THE CHALLENGE A lot of roles, a little resources and a need for fit. With nearly a century of history and a portfolio of 25+ brands, our client is not just one of the nation’s largest multimedia and entertainment empires; it is one of the world’s best known and most valuable companies. To scale new streaming service brands, our enterprise client had to hire teams of r ..read more
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