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19 05, 2022

Why Professional Development is So Important

By |2022-05-20T11:27:45-07:00May 19, 2022|Leadership|

Design is more than creativity. It’s about the relationships we build with each other through our chosen creative profession as we collectively build our industry. One of the best ways to build those relationships is through professional development. Learning opportunities through professional organizations encourage building and fostering relationships through various [...]

12 05, 2022

Tips for a Stellar Interior Design Portfolio

By |2022-05-20T11:29:11-07:00May 12, 2022|Portfolio|

When starting out, creating a stellar interior design portfolio can be challenging. Color swatching, mood boards, sketches, and sometimes – if you are fortunate -- pictures of the final product make up your portfolio. Like many interior designers, you probably included some of your first assignments, a few sample boards, [...]

3 05, 2022

Use These Tips to Build a Better Employee Relationship

By |2022-05-10T14:19:06-07:00May 3, 2022|Employment|

Strong relationships are the hallmark of good business practices. The best leaders hold relationships at a premium and invest in their relationships as aggressively as many invest in their 401ks and retirement plans. By taking a few simple steps that might not be obvious, you can boost employee and team [...]

26 04, 2022

The Most Important Relationship of Your Career

By |2022-05-10T14:14:35-07:00April 26, 2022|Trends|

The professional relationship you create with your boss will be the most important relationship of your career. It’s up to you to know your boss and their work style. How well you know your supervisor and like working with them will most likely impact your success with your firm. Ninety-two [...]

19 04, 2022

Retention Strategies That Actually Work

By |2022-05-01T18:49:42-07:00April 19, 2022|Employment|

You've seen the migration, and you've likely experienced it in your own design firm. People are leaving their jobs and changing their roles, not just in Architecture and Design but everywhere. Candidates are placing emphasis on meeting personal goals and over-achieving career goals. Having witnessed the decades their parents and [...]

12 04, 2022

3 Helpful Tips to Create a Stellar Job Offer

By |2022-05-01T18:12:46-07:00April 12, 2022|Job Search|

With more job openings than ever in architecture and design, firms are discovering that they are competing against each other for the same top talent. Recruiters who partner with design firms have observed, “There are a lot of openings right now, but they're just aren’t a lot of candidates. When [...]

5 04, 2022

How Design Firms Increase Employee Productivity by Trying Something Different

By |2022-04-18T13:10:00-07:00April 5, 2022|Recruiting|

Remote work has taught employers that their employees can be as productive remotely as they were when working from the office. How do you keep your employees motivated, engaged, and productive in this new norm of working remotely? Today we will discuss one factor that can help your employees stay [...]

29 03, 2022

Candidate Feedback is Critical

By |2022-04-18T13:07:09-07:00March 29, 2022|Recruiting|

Gathering feedback after you have met the candidates in the qualifying meeting is important. Receiving and delivering candidate feedback helps you decide if the candidate is the right fit for the position. Do you move forward or reject the candidate? Does the candidate possess qualifying skills and aptitude for the [...]

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