You need that designer and the search is already 120 days old. Here are 3 things companies get wrong when recruiting design talent.
We are entering into the age of the Gig Economy. By 2020, 40% of you will be working on contract instead of full-time. As technology changes at a rapid pace, the way this world works changes too. That said, you will likely have changed careers and expertise by then as well. Most career playing fields would have changed by 2020. For many of you, this is already happening. Are you prepared to shift as the world shifts?
In previous generations career paths were straight and narrow like the game of checkers. One could stay in a single career their entire lifetime. Now career paths are as complex as a game of chess. The strategies and directions one could go in are endless. It could take years to master and some never will.
Building your career path takes time and it's an iterative process. In our last blog 3 steps to uncover your polymath DNA we talked about looking inward and discovering your skills and capabilities.
Now look outward. You have a myriad of directions you can go in and the thought of this is overwhelming. Let’s first follow these steps to analyzing the possible environments around you and the potential paths that can be taken.
Look at the current trends in your field. Create a doc and start plotting your own data.
1. New Values
What's becoming valuable in your industry/specialty as well as in tangent spaces?
List what you see as valuable and why.
How do you see these changes happening in your space vs in tangent spaces?
2. New Players
Who is disrupting these industries and how?
What companies do you see changing the landscape and what are they doing?
Are they new players in the industry or existing companies shifting direction?
How would you profile these companies?
3. New Skills
Look into the future, what new skills in these industries are becoming popular?
List and analyze the new skills that are surfacing. What does it take to acquire them?
After spending time exploring it's time to take action and look for patterns. In our next blog 3 Steps to Uncover your Polymath DNA, you will use this information to marry your inner abilities and outward potentials.
There are always other possibilities out there for everyone. You just have to take the time to look for answers within yourself. Find out what's relevant to you.
What are you willing to learn and develop?
How do your skills fit in the emerging industries and specialties?
What skills are you missing or need to work on?
At Yeh IDeology we have developed a methodology that will make your dream job a reality. If you are looking to identify the opportunities you are missing, you need to schedule a Strategy Call with Angela Yeh.
If your company wants to get in bed with innovation, but you either can’t or don’t know how to get high-potential talent in the door, here’s a suggestion: You may need to take a close and critical look at your company’s culture.
Everyone knows that even if you have the best business model, the most creative marketing, and all the money in the world, that if you don’t have the right people, your business is dead in the water. People are what makes businesses run.
"This is an exciting time for design. It is the foremost industry responsible for innovation in business today. Business now sees investment in innovation as an essential element to success. Design is finally reaching its pinnacle, and in the next five years it will be an essential aspect of all businesses in one form or another.
What does it takes to be a successful designer that every corporation or consultancy wants to hire? It's more complicated today now than ever. Do you know what skills and experiences you need to acquire to be hired? Let's bridge the gap between what employers value and talent's perception of that. Much of what we think we know is often skewed and misinformed.
If you’re at all familiar with trends in today’s workplaces, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that startup work is growing in popularity among millennials — especially recent graduates. But what is it about this environment that’s got these up-and-coming workers so interested?
Trust is a pretty tricky thing. Sometimes building it and learning to rely on others is hard. Whether you’re the manager of a workplace, an employee, or even if you’re just someone who is trying to forge relationships with other humans, trust is something that’s earned — not handed out on every corner along with a free book of coupons. Read these 4 tips to help create, nurture, and keep it.
There’s been a lot of buzz over the last few years in every industry about how important it is to have engaged employees. And if you own your own business, you know how critical it is to have staff members who not only buy into your mission and values, but who also feel a sense of purpose for what they do. Employees who know “the why” are more productive, more motivated, and essentially do their jobs better than those who don’t.
(originally printed in the Spring 2016 Quarterly addition of IDSA)
What creates a successful company culture that is socially engaged? Our founder Angela Yeh discusses the importance of women taking on innovation roles that build strong leadership styles that inspire, nurture and collaborate well in your business.