hiring post

Twice each year, Robert Half Technology and The Creative Group consult thousands of CIOs and advertising and marketing executives across the United States to find out their hiring plans for the upcoming six months. The results of the latest surveys spell good news for those pursuing work in the tech and creative fields. It’s a different story for hiring managers, who are struggling to recruit and retain the talent they seek. Hiring plans for the remainder of 2016 The need to hire IT professionals remains strong, driven by greater investments in digital initiatives. In fact, 21 percent of CIOs report they plan to expand theirRead More →

Collaboration post

It’s increasingly common for creative teams to be involved in the development stage of new products and services being launched by their companies, according to research conducted for Creative Team of the Future, a joint project from The Creative Group and AIGA. In the next two years, nearly one-third of more than 800 in-house designers surveyed believe they will always be brought in during project kickoffs; another 59 percent expect to be included in planning meetings at least some of the time. This is a good thing as collaboration across departments often leads to greater innovation and increased efficiency, key factors for business growth. TheRead More →

Editor’s Note: Robert Half Technology-The Creative Group is a new regular content contributor to Five2ndWindow. Demand for Digital Skills on the Rise It’s a good time to be working in the tech and creative industries. Unemployment rates remain low, and demand for digital skills continues to rise. As a result, recruiting and retaining top talent is a growing challenge for companies of all sizes, and many job seekers are realizing they have more negotiating power. Businesses that aren’t keeping abreast of salary trends and paying competitively risk losing valued staff to other offers. So, where are salaries headed this year? According to the Salary Guides fromRead More →