Succession Planning is THE biggest undertaking a design firm owner will go through during the life of their firm. It takes thoughtful planning and years to nurture and execute. The firm owners I talk with find it all too daunting and never get started. In this video I share a [...]
Last week I discussed the top reasons candidates are rejected your offer. This week I share the solution, Interview Teams. Check out the video on how to develop a well-organized and successful interview team. Here is the link to my Design+Dialogue regarding why candidates are rejecting your offer.
Last week I spoke to employees on how they can create a better relationship with their bosses and managers. This week it's the boss' turn. These three tips are ones any manager can start using today to develop better employee relationships.
The relationship you have with your boss has been proven to be THE most important relationship of your career. In this Design+Dialogue I share a few ways to improve that relationship, whether it is currently good or bad. It was built from this post, check it out.
DBI is starting to see the design industry recover in parts of the country. Many of our clients are looking for ways to increase profit AND mitigate risk. We feel that a strong contract talent/interim solutions strategy is a great way to do both. In this video I touch on [...]
As I have been working with firms, planning for their recovery as well as for the talent they will need to meet those recover goals, contract talent has come up time and again. DBI's contract talent studio is call Interim Solutions. We have the ability to put talent into any [...]
What is extinct productivity? The old way of motivating talent to be more productive is extinct. There is a new way!
Creatives. Do we need them anymore? It could be argued that the very way we see and perceive the world is because of the creative. But do we need them anymore? Can't computers do the work?
On my way back from Las Vegas, two days of travel, I was thinking about the most important work that I do at DBI. It is not the work I do during the boom times but my efforts in the lean times that make the most impact on me and [...]
In this last installment of why the interview is dead we talk about the feedback stage. This is critical in evaluation of candidates. Hint: it all relates back to the first step! If you want to catch up, the two previous steps are here: The Interview is Dead: The Interview [...]