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Recruiter Info

Name: Nick Sacchinelli Title: Consultant Email: nsacchinelli@michaelpage.us.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicksacchinelli Phone: 203-905-5277 Twitter: https://twitter.com/SocialnDistinct

Company Info

    Company: Michael Page Location: International Website: http://www.michaelpage.com/ Careers Page: www.careers.page.com/us LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/3476

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Depends on the situation. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: I like clients that are prompt with follow-up. Concise and specific around skills including real examples. Candidates that are personable are always a plus. Candidates that can take and act on direction. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Candidates must fill in all their gaps. Reasons. why they may have been out of work or why they did not complete their degree, don't wait for me to ask. They should be applying to something relevant to their experience, if it's not have a good reason to be considered as being qualified. Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Lying or Misleading, whether it be on their cv, Social Networks, or in person. Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: Yes

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt. - Mark Twain (at times credited to Abe Lincoln) What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy the outdoors with friends and family. I also enjoy to eat, try new restaurants and foods. In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? I enjoy the diverse and ever varying group of people that I am privileged to work with on a daily basis. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Work hard, Play Hard, is our unofficial motto. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? The group of specialist in my organization are highly diverse and cannot be generalized in one sentence.
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Everyone needs to feel their voice is heard and their contributions are important. Something as simple as sharing a drink the last hour of the day on a Friday with the team to recap wins and give praise can build camaraderie within the team.


All of the above are fairly simple to implement but can make a huge difference in morale and motivation. Have any of these tips worked well for young the past? Do you have other tips to motivate your creative team? If so, please share them with me!

Encourage curiosity. Spark debate. Stimulate creativity and your team will be better at handling challenges with flexibility and resourcefulness. Create a safe space for ideas, all ideas, to be heard. In ideation, we need the weird and off-the-wall ideas to spur us on to push through to the great ideas.

Sure, there are a ton of studies done on this, but here is my very unscientific personal take. When team members can make decisions about how they work on projects, they are more engaged and connected to the project outcome. When they see how potentially dropping the ball would affect the entire team, they step up. When they feel like what they are doing is impactful and valued, they are naturally motivated to learn more, and be even better team members.

Rarely does a one-size-fits-all style work when it comes to team motivation. I have found that aligning employee goals with organization goals works well. Taking time to get to know everyone on your team is invaluable. What parts of their job do they love? What do they not enjoy? What skills do they want to learn? Even going so far as to where they see themselves in five years career-wise. These questions help you right-fit projects, and help your team see you are committed to creating a career path for them within the company.

Most designers I know love a good challenge. We are problem solvers by nature. Consistently give yourself and your team small challenges, both design-related and not. It will promote openness within the team to collaborate, and it will help generate ideas faster in the long run. Whether the challenge is to find a more exciting way to present an idea to stakeholders or fitting a new tool into the budget, make it a challenge just to shake things up.

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