Thanks for coming back for another edition of This Week in Creative Staffing–Onward Search’s weekly news roundup of important and thought-provoking content that matters in the creative staffing space.
This weekly column is your guide to recent and buzzworthy trends, insights and hiring advice.
Here’s what we’re reading this week:
The Bottom Line–Why Good UX Means Better Business:
Before the internet became the go-to place for all things shopping, businesses used to invest heavily into optimizing the experience and efficiency of their brick-and-mortar stores. The same should be done today, but for companies’ eCommerce websites. That’s the argument being made in this latest Forbes article on UX design, which goes into detail about why this segment of web development is critically important to your success in increasingly digital marketplaces.
Freelancers Are the Answer to a Slow Hiring Process:
As the Gig Economy continues to grow, more and more businesses are looking towards freelancers to help fill a void in their workforces. But, not everyone is on board. But, there may be new reason for those on the fence to consider growing their contingent workforce. For one, the average time to hire a full-time employee is around 35 days–and I’m sure there’s a few talent acquisition professionals reading this now who wish they could hire and onboard all in that time frame. Read on to learn why Freelancers can help your HR department keep up with your organization’s hiring needs.
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The Economics of Augmented Reality:
Virtual Reality may be the new tech basking in the mainstream media’s spotlight, but Augmented Reality could ultimately prove to be the true star of distorted reality entertainment. According to the latest forecasts for the two emerging spaces, AR is actually predicted to dwarf VR in sales as soon as 2021. Read on to learn more about the economics behind AR and why it’s fundamentally setup for success.
Indeed Lists Best Jobs of 2017:
Which professionals are the most highly sought after in 2017? If you’re struggling to hire, it can feel like every professional is in high demand, but Indeed recently looked into their internal data to list the top 25 jobs for the year. Their list is determined by the percent increase in year-over-year job postings, helping put into perspective the skill sets businesses need most in 2017. Give it a look, and if you need help hiring talent–like, let’s say a Full-Stack Developer–then contact Onward Search today.
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