Am I trying to hire the wrong designer?

almost 7 years ago from Tobin Harris, Director at Pocketworks

  • Duke CavinskiDuke Cavinski, almost 7 years ago

    Prioritize these? Maybe some designers really would like to do user testing or lead workshops, but haven't previously worked in an environment that supported it.

    That said, I don't think this list is unrealistic at all. I'd also consider if your company, the job listings, the perks, the culture, etc. is the kind of place that would actually attract the type of candidates you're looking for.

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    • Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, almost 7 years ago

      Thanks Steven

      I understand what you're saying about making sure we're able to attract the right people. I think we have a way to go there, but also there are a lot of perks. Need to make sure I'm communicating them clearly.


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    • Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, almost 7 years ago

      Thinking about this, recruiters say we're in a place where there's not a large talent pool matching our needs. However, Leeds is full of some awesome talent, and some large companies doing great work. Suspect we might need to focus on the "attraction" part as you say.

      Thanks again

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      • Rhys MerrittRhys Merritt, almost 7 years ago

        You're in Leeds!? No way.. I was considering a move up that way with my girlfriend so we could look at buying a house (London is super expensive)... But our concern was the work situation.

        I fit the bill of what you're describing pretty accurately. Do you feel like there is a demand for this sort of employee in Leeds? Or is your company out of the ordinary for the area?

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        • Tobin HarrisTobin Harris, almost 7 years ago

          Sorry for the delay!

          Yes, there's a good growing scene here in Leeds. You have Sky doing a lot here, and many other larger companies.

          Then you also have the smaller ones like Pocketworks. If you seriously consider a move, please do get in touch.

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