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 [...]
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 [...]
Participation is half the battle. Once you show up you are halfway there. In this post share some time on how to participate in your industry.
Most HR managers simply don't have the time to evaluate the candidate beyond their resume. If it looks like they have diverse skill sets and communicate decently, they are hired in hopes that they'll hit the ground running once on the job. However, the reality is that getting up to [...]
In today's competitive market the new hire's fit with your organization's culture is extremely important. These simple questions will allow your interview team to understand a candidate's emotional intelligence, and thus their fit with your firm.
Architects and designers felt the impact of the fluctuating economy on their operations as growth slowed down and new clients were difficult to come by last year. As a result, more than 70%of architecture firms witnessed a drop in their annual billing. This was a cause for panic, but only [...]
Many design leaders amass a considerable portfolio of skills needed for their roles. Their toolboxes consist of solid education and training, hands-on experience, and a hefty dose of confidence in their ability. When it's time to bring the past forward, they're ready to step up, especially if they've taken the [...]
Key leaders in architecture and design understand how to maximize team success. By being in the trenches, managers, and owners take action by working where the team works. As a leader, it is critical to be in the trenches. It helps to create a strong corporate culture of trust and [...]
Building an awesome interview team is THE BEST tool for finding top talent in today's market. The market for talent across all industries is very competitive but none more so than in the Architecture and Interior Design industry. Our industry is still feeling the sting from so much talent leaving [...]
As a CEO of an architecture and design firm, one of the potential assets to think about is what’s known by so many as “contract labor.” Here at DBI, we refer to it as “interim solutions.” Regardless, contract labor is contract design talent that the firm doesn’t hire on. A [...]