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The Trials and Tribulations of a Candidate Market

A candidate market is a situation where there are a large number of jobs in a certain market and not enough great candidates to fill them. There are lots of ways this can happen, such as in just one particular industry and not another, or in just one location and not a nearby (or distant) one. So... READ MORE

3 Things the Most Creative Leaders Do

If you pay close attention to the creative leaders at some of the world’s most innovative companies, you’ll notice they share a few things in common. They likely do these three things to nurture creative talent around them. According to Tom Kelly, a contributor to Harvard Business Review, these... READ MORE

5 Ways to Create a Modern Agency for the New Year

If you want your agency to stay afloat in this changing marketplace, it’s likely you’re striving to become a “modern agency”. But what makes an agency modern, exactly? Is it going purely digital, and never creating a print ad or TV spot again? Not quite. While the definition of a modern agency is... READ MORE

It’s a candidate’s market, so be prepared to pay for digital talent

If you’ve tried to fill a UX, UI or app designer/developer role, or maybe tried to hire a digital planner, strategic marketer, or data architect over the past couple of years, you’ve probably noticed a shift in the balance of power when it comes to salary negotiations. Let me put it bluntly: You... READ MORE

Notice to all potential job candidates

We recently have become aware of a mail scam wherein recipients have obtained fake employment offers and cheques using our business name, in an apparent attempt to defraud would-be job candidates.  Please be advised that Creative Niche Inc. does not solicit candidates for employment via mail - nor... READ MORE

What Will the Most Important Design Jobs Be in the Future?

Design and technology have always been inexorably linked. As technology has evolved, so too have design jobs, in order to fulfill new design needs created by emerging technology. Yesterday’s packaging designers, for example, are today’s UX designers. As our ability to develop organ tissue grows,... READ MORE

The 100 person agency that boasts a 100 percent employee retention rate

Ad Agencies have notoriously high employee turnover rates that can go up to forty percent, which only makes Work & Co.’s track record even more amazing. Co-founder Gene Liebel, of the Brooklyn design shop hardly dares to say the words: since its founding two years ago, not a single employee... READ MORE

Should Brands Demand Agency Diversity?

"Innovation and disruption does not come from homogeneous groups of people,” said PepsiCo executive Brad Jakeman, at a recent ANA conference. While this is very true, from an operations standpoint, it’s certainly easier to run things when the team members are similar in terms of experience, culture... READ MORE

The three parts of your LinkedIn profile that really matter

It seems like ancient history now, but there was a time when recruiters relied on online job sites such as Monster.com and Workpolis.com to search for talent. Then along came LinkedIn, and with it, recruitment search methods began their slow and steady evolution away from a focus on using those... READ MORE

The 4 Ways Leaders Fritter Their Power Away

No executive wants to be seen as an unlikeable, undemocratic, power-hungry boss. That’s fair – it’s all too easy to find examples of this stereotype in the real world. However, an interesting result borne of this fear has happened: those with power are often choosing to subtly abdicate it, with... READ MORE