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Jun 11, 2019, 08:02 ET 2 In 3 Companies In Canada Plan to Expand Creative Teams In Second Half of 2019, Survey Finds

User experience is top area for hiring 79 per cent of employers report difficulty recruiting creative talent 41 per cent of firms lack adequate digital skills TORONTO, June 11, 2019 /CNW/ -...


Apr 02, 2019, 08:02 ET Survey: 85 Per Cent of Creative Managers in Canada Say Their Companies Are Transparent About Pay

Increased productivity is the biggest benefit, according to employers Most advertising and marketing managers feel comfortable sharing salary information with colleagues and contacts outside their...


Dec 11, 2018, 08:02 ET 6 in 10 Companies in Canada Plan to Expand Creative Teams in First Half of 2019, Survey Finds

Web and mobile development and web production are top areas for hiring 89 per cent of employers report difficulty recruiting creative talent Slow hiring process is primary barrier to securing top...


Sep 19, 2018, 08:02 ET Flexible Work Arrangements Lead to Better Performance, According to Canadian Creative Managers

Two in five employers feel productivity would increase under a compressed schedule More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of managers say it's OK for employees to engage in non-work-related activities...


Jun 21, 2018, 08:02 ET Research Reveals In-Demand Skills and Top Sourcing Strategies for Hard-to-Staff Creative Roles in Canada

Web and mobile development are top areas for hiring and hardest to staff Canadian employers more flexible on skills requirements when facing recruiting challenges 83 per cent of companies would...


Mar 15, 2018, 08:02 ET Four in 10 Executives Say Caliber of Freelance Creative Talent is Rising

More than half of companies employ creative freelancers Small agencies rely most heavily on project professionals TORONTO, March 15, 2018 /CNW/ - Apprehensive about hiring gig workers? Consider this: ...


Nov 01, 2017, 08:02 ET New Report Reveals Digital Staffing Challenges

Research by The Creative Group and AIGA Outlines Strategies for Overcoming Hurdles Most creative and marketing professionals rate their company's digital strategy fair or poor A majority of creative...


Sep 28, 2017, 08:07 ET Creative Job Seekers: Meet Your Competitors

Survey Shows Candidates Face Stiffer Competition Than 3 Years Ago TORONTO, Sept. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Despite a healthy job market, professionals in the creative field may have more hoops to jump through ...


Sep 05, 2017, 08:07 ET Status Update: Executives Rank Facebook First

Survey Reveals Preferred Social Media Platforms Among Creative Managers and Workers TORONTO, Sept. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - Whether for business or pleasure, Facebook reigns supreme among managers and...


Jul 18, 2017, 08:03 ET Creatives Are The Happiest Employees

Industry Professionals Have Positive Sentiments About Work TORONTO, July 18, 2017 /CNW/ - When it comes to career happiness, creative professionals are coming out ahead, recent research shows....


May 25, 2017, 08:07 ET How Transparent Should Compensation Be?

Six in 10 Creative Executives Say Open Salary Policies Dampen Employee Spirits TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Should professionals' pay be public knowledge? Employers in the advertising and marketing...


Apr 18, 2017, 08:04 ET Alternative Work Arrangements: The New Norm?

Majority of Companies Offer Workplace Flexibility Programs TORONTO, April 18, 2017 /CNW/ - Is your office becoming a ghost town? Many work environments may be less crowded, new research from staffing ...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:03 ET Companies Cautious About New Technology, Research Shows

Tech Execs More Likely to be Early Adopters than Their Creative Counterparts TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - While consumers are willing to wait in long lines to get their hands on the latest...


Feb 13, 2017, 08:04 ET Job Seekers, Check Your Selfie

Majority of Advertising and Marketing Executives Google Candidates, Survey Shows TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Looking to land a job in the creative industry? You'll need more than an impressive...


Jan 11, 2017, 08:01 ET The Creative Group Opens Vancouver Office

Staffing Firm Provides Freelance Creative Talent VANCOUVER, Jan. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - The Creative Group, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing service specializing in creative professionals, has opened...


Nov 01, 2016, 08:04 ET Retention Tension: Are Your Employees Headed for the Door?

More Than Half of Tech and Creative Executives Worry About Employee Turnover TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - As nearly all experiences go digital – from reading the news to requesting a ride – demand...


Sep 29, 2016, 08:07 ET Hiring Process Hurdles

Survey: Attracting Applicants, Setting the Right Salary Are Key Recruiting Challenges for Creative Executives TORONTO, Sept. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - What's the hardest part of the hiring process? According...


Aug 18, 2016, 08:07 ET Office Space: Where Creativity Thrives

Survey: Creative Execs and Workers Differ on Ideal Work Environment for Ideation TORONTO, Aug. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - What kind of office setting sparks the most creativity? According to research by...


May 05, 2016, 08:07 ET The Best Resumes Get Back To The Basics

Survey: Majority of Execs Prefer Traditional Versus Trendy Resumes TORONTO, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Is it time to ditch the old-fashioned resume? No way, new research from staffing firm The Creative...


Apr 11, 2016, 08:07 ET Some Work Stress Is Best

Survey Shows Execs Perform Better When Under a Little Pressure TORONTO, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Work stress is par for the course for creative leaders, according to new research from staffing firm The ...


Mar 09, 2016, 08:08 ET The Secret to Landing an Entry-level Job

Survey Shows Hiring Managers Rate Experience as Top Criterion When Evaluating Creative Candidates TORONTO, March 9, 2016 /CNW/ - Landing an entry-level job requires work, literally, according to new...


Jan 12, 2016, 08:12 ET Business hugs versus handshakes

Survey Shows More Professionals Apt to Greet Colleagues with Open Arms TORONTO, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - To hug or not to hug? Many professionals ponder this question when greeting or bidding farewell...


Nov 10, 2015, 08:07 ET Who Should Manage Corporate Social Media?

Half of Execs Say PR Teams Best Suited to Oversee Social Media Activities for a Company TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - It's a common debate for businesses: Who should be responsible for corporate...


Nov 04, 2015, 08:10 ET The Creative Group Opens Mississauga Office

Staffing Firm Provides Freelance Creative Talent TORONTO, Nov. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The Creative Group, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based staffing service specializing in creative professionals, has opened its...


Oct 20, 2015, 08:04 ET Digital Marketing Dissonance

Four in 10 CIOs Say Their Company Lacks Support Needed for Digital Marketing Projects TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Most businesses have taken steps to enhance their digital marketing abilities, but ...