Tag Archives: hiring

Onboarding from Home: Tips and Tricks for Remote Onboarding

As virtual working has become the new normal, the need for effective onboarding could not be greater. Where office camaraderie and impromptu one-to-ones may have been the extent of your process before, the current climate calls for a new and improved plan for remote onboarding. Fortunately, while the circumstances are unprecedented, the key themes have … Continue reading “Onboarding from Home: Tips and Tricks for Remote Onboarding”

Neurodiversity: how the creative industries can champion cognitive diversity

Q&A with Kate Chandler, Senior Consultant in UX & Service Design While there’s no question that the tech sector has far to go in balancing the scales, the last decade has seen increasing awareness of the benefits and social significance of diversity in the workplace. Yet, when it comes to neurodiversity and embracing the differences … Continue reading “Neurodiversity: how the creative industries can champion cognitive diversity”

Why hiring the perfect “100%” candidate isn’t always the best decision

The “100% candidate” – the person who is currently performing a similar role, in a similar business, on related products. They have done what you need them to do many times before and they’d be the perfect hire, wouldn’t they? Perhaps they would be the perfect hire, but having worked with many companies who look for … Continue reading “Why hiring the perfect “100%” candidate isn’t always the best decision”

How to Nail your First Product Manager Interview

Stepping into any interview room always brings up that rollercoaster lurch of nervous emotions. Even if you aren’t a jumpy person, you are likely to get butterflies at best. Which is a pretty way of describing a whole bunch of head-to-toe anxiety. Wondering whether you have prepped enough; incessantly trying to remember the names and … Continue reading “How to Nail your First Product Manager Interview”

The Value of a Fast Recruitment Process

I wanted to talk about the pace of recruitment processes and the values to all parties of moving quickly. Some of the points may be obvious, in which case, this is a helpful reminder. Cost of hire goes up Recently, we were working with a software business who had a slick two-week interview process (from … Continue reading “The Value of a Fast Recruitment Process”

Futureheads x Ogunte: Hiring & Retaining Talent in a Social Enterprise

Hire and retain – sounds straightforward enough; however, in a limited pool of talent, hiring and retaining can be a challenge for many social enterprises. To achieve desired growth, social enterprises, also known as socents, often compete directly with the private sector for top talent – a hurdle that has proven difficult for many. So, … Continue reading “Futureheads x Ogunte: Hiring & Retaining Talent in a Social Enterprise”

Designers should understand business – Creative Directors tell us why

Over the past few months, the design team at Futureheads have been talking to our network of Creative Directors and Design Leads to establish what some of the key challenges currently faced in the digital industry are. One recurrent theme kept coming up through our discussions with them – The need for designers to have … Continue reading “Designers should understand business – Creative Directors tell us why”

How to Explain Employment Gaps on Your CV

If you have employment gaps on your CV, it’s tempting to downplay these in the hope that no one will notice, right? Actually, no. Eagle-eyed hiring managers are always quick to spot any unexplained gaps and these can make you a risky candidate in their eyes. It’s always better to be honest and explain any … Continue reading “How to Explain Employment Gaps on Your CV”

UCD 2015: Digital Teams Need To Hire More UX & Design Graduates

At the recent UCD conference, I spoke with Lee Sankey @leesankey and Kirsten Lawton regarding the challenges and opportunities for hiring graduate UX and design talent in London. Experience shows that not enough graduates are being hired. Futureheads have met with over 230 clients in the last 2 years and less than 4% of resulting … Continue reading “UCD 2015: Digital Teams Need To Hire More UX & Design Graduates”