Recent shifts in the talent marketplace have shown that it is time to adjust the hiring methods to attract, identify, and vet potential talent, especially when it comes to design

FREMONT, CA: The work environment has changed drastically over the past years, and employees are increasingly looking for flexibility at work. And there has been a shift in the way they look for employment and in the way they grow their skill sets as well. By acknowledging these trends and attune with it, hiring managers can attract talented peopleto their organizations.

Design Specific Hiring Platforms

The rise of common hiring platforms has made it more challenging to get hired, especially for workers in the design field, where visual documents demonstrate talent more effectively than a traditional resume. Because of this, designers are turning to design-specific hiring platforms where they can showcase their collections in a captivating way and search through jobs that are relevant to their areas of expertise. And although online job boards are still an item on the hiring checklist for many, a number of designers are making a move towards more personal interactions with hiring managers.

Change in Design Education

Globally, 42 percent of designers report learning design on their own, 29 percent report learning in school, and 15 percent report learning their skills while on-the-job. As a company that works closely with designers and the organizations looking to hire them, examining a candidate’s active, current portfolio is a better indicator of one’s skills than traditional measures like education level.

Offering remote and flexible work, emphasizing the candidate search on design-specific hiring platforms, and looking beyond traditional education when evaluating someone’s skills can help hiring managers to secure the most promising candidates for their respective organizations.

Remote and Flexible Work

Remote work is significantly growing, and with advances in technology, staying connected and taking care of business no matter the distance, has become simpler. Better work-life balance, ability to set one’s preferred schedule, more affordable cost of living, and also significant financial benefits are few pros for a remote worker. While fully remote employees currently make up only 14 percent of the workforce compared to the 46 percent entirely on-site, the numbers will incline more towards remote work in the coming years as demand from employees for flexible work opportunities keep on increasing.

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