βThis Week in Creative Staffingβ is a blog series by Onward Search. Each week, weβll bring you a quick round-up of some of the most interesting, newsworthy and thought-provoking articles weβve come across about the creative staffing industry, in the last week.
With that said, hereβs what you missed in the week that was:
Median Revenue Growth Up Among Staffing Firms in September:
As colder weather begins to creep in across the nation, staffing firms arenβt feeling the freeze. In fact, staffing firms revenues were up in September, year over year, according to SIAβs recent Pulse survey. Increases in revenue at this time of year are expected, as businesses tend to lean more heavily on staffing firms to fill end-of-year positions, and to provide contingent workforces to fill holes on teams before their budgets are replenished in January. Read on to learn more about why revenues were up in September for staffing firms.
Fix Five UX Issues for Festive Holiday Sales:
With Thanksgiving in our rearview, the holiday shopping season is officially in full force. With that said, businesses have more competition than ever before, considering they now have to compete with other brick-and-mortar stores, as well as the vast online world of ecommerce sites. With that said, fixing these five common UX issues could lead to better sales and a more profitable holiday season for you and your business. Failing to address them, on the other hand, could a poor close to 2016.
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IoT, Augmented Reality and the Digital Marketing Equation:
While the Internet of Things and Augmented Reality are just now beginning to land on the radar of the average consumer, theyβve been on collecting space in the back of digital marketers minds for years. Why? Because these emerging technologies present a tremendous opportunity for marketers to reach customers, and provide them with new value, like never before. Read on to learn how the IoT and Augmented Reality could potentially reshape digital marketing as we know it.
When Bias in Product Design Means Life or Death:
Product designers are some of the most hotly sought after talent in the creative staffing space, today. And, in this seamlessly never ending war for talent itβs incredibly difficult to find, hire and retain product designers. However, despite being difficult to hire, itβs incredibly important to thoroughly vet these candidates before you make a hire. Read on to learn why bias in product design could lead to a matter of life and death.
Not Everyone On a Team Is or Can Be a Project Manager:
Project management, in many ways, is intrinsically tied to the success of a business. Unfortunately, regardless of what project management tools you implore, without a dedicated and well-skilled project manager, itβs impossible to achieve true operation efficiency. Read on to learn why even the CEO of a major project management software company still believes project management talent is critical for success.
Want more creative staffing news? Check back next week for another round up, and keep an eye out for content for job seekers and hiring companies alike, on the Onward Search blog.