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Does your team enter design competitions?

  • Yes, winning awards strengthens our reputation internally (46%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes, winning awards boosts the team’s morale (38%, 5 Votes)
  • No, we have no budget for competitions (23%, 3 Votes)
  • No, management thinks they are an ego-stroking racket (15%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes, winning awards helps attract top talent to our team (15%, 2 Votes)
  • No, the awards mean nothing outside of our creative team (8%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 13

Start Date: April 9, 2014 @ 5:05 PM
End Date: No Expiry

Does your department hire recent graduates?

  • No, we don’t have time to train them (33%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes, it’s worth the effort to mold someone (33%, 3 Votes)
  • Yes, I can't find qualified candidates with experience (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes, we can’t get a budget for senior roles (22%, 2 Votes)
  • No, the learning curve is too high at my firm (22%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

Start Date: March 10, 2014 @ 12:36 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How valuable is the objective setting process at your firm?

  • Performance reviews are tied to our objectives (63%, 5 Votes)
  • We are held accountable to our objectives (38%, 3 Votes)
  • The process is perfunctory with little value add (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Reviews are tied into compensation (25%, 2 Votes)
  • Objective setting has no bearing on reviews or compensation (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 8

Start Date: February 10, 2014 @ 1:26 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What do you do to energize your team and set goals for the coming year?

  • We follow an informal process set by each department (31%, 5 Votes)
  • We follow a formal process through HR (31%, 5 Votes)
  • We hold annual team goal-setting/planning sessions (31%, 5 Votes)
  • We carry on with business as usual (19%, 3 Votes)
  • We start the year with a team-building excursion (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

Start Date: January 3, 2014 @ 12:49 PM
End Date: No Expiry

How is your team finishing out the year?

  • What holiday slow down? December is business as usual. (65%, 11 Votes)
  • We have a skeleton crew around the holidays. (35%, 6 Votes)
  • We are in wrap-up mode. New requests can wait until January. (12%, 2 Votes)
  • The last three weeks are a wash – it’s party time! (6%, 1 Votes)
  • We shut down between Christmas and New Years. (6%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

Start Date: December 3, 2013 @ 6:06 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What does your team do to ensure a successful in-house/agency partnership?

  • We leave our egos at the door and collaborate (80%, 12 Votes)
  • We are a part of all design reviews (47%, 7 Votes)
  • We keep agencies on track when they veer too far out of brand (47%, 7 Votes)
  • We help select the agency (20%, 3 Votes)
  • We stay open to pushing out of brand if it works (20%, 3 Votes)
  • We drive the creative (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

Start Date: November 1, 2013 @ 4:04 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What’s the mix of in-house to agency work at your firm?

  • We only work with agencies for specialty skills like advertising or multimedia (58%, 14 Votes)
  • We only work with agencies for overflow work (25%, 6 Votes)
  • We do primarily production in-house; the juicy jobs go to agencies (21%, 5 Votes)
  • We only work with agencies for major rebrands (17%, 4 Votes)
  • We do all creative work in-house (17%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

Start Date: October 7, 2013 @ 7:55 AM
End Date: No Expiry

How did you find your most successful hires?

  • Through personal referrals (64%, 7 Votes)
  • Through a creative staffing agency (27%, 3 Votes)
  • Through online job banks (let us know which ones below) (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Through a headhunter (9%, 1 Votes)
  • Through social media like LinkedIn searches (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 11

Start Date: August 9, 2013 @ 12:26 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What are your main obstacles to finding talent?

  • Finding candidates with the right skillsets (57%, 12 Votes)
  • Working with HR – they don’t know this industry (38%, 8 Votes)
  • Providing competitive salaries (24%, 5 Votes)
  • Finding candidates willing to work in-house (5%, 1 Votes)
  • Finding candidates with corporate design experience (5%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

Start Date: July 8, 2013 @ 4:41 PM
End Date: No Expiry

What titles do the creative leaders on your team hold?

  • Other (leave a comment) (50%, 25 Votes)
  • Creative Director (24%, 12 Votes)
  • Creative Services Manager (24%, 12 Votes)
  • Art/Design Director (14%, 7 Votes)
  • Design Manager (14%, 7 Votes)
  • Head of Creative Services (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 50

Start Date: June 4, 2013 @ 4:50 PM
End Date: No Expiry

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