April 15, 2022

What a shift we are seeing in the recruiting of new hires!

As it becomes more and more difficult to retain and hire qualified individuals, many companies are reviewing and overhauling their retention and hiring processes. As a result, companies are becoming much more transparent and flexible with their associates and in the information and actions they are taking to bring on new talent. Candidates are seeking

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January 8, 2021

Out With The Old, In With The New: 20 New Career Rules To Follow In 2020 And Beyond

20 new career rules. My favorites include connecting to your purpose your reason for doing the work you do. Filter Feedback if it is not a true reflection of you are discard it, if it is learn from it and move forward. Take the Zone of Genius quiz to identify the way you think best

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October 19, 2020

Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing

Architecture has always been a profession where ‘who you know’ is key. Today, companies are increasingly promoting – and financially incentivizing – referrals from existing staff. This again disproportionately affects those already under-represented in the industry, with 98 per cent of referrals matching the racial profile of the person doing the referring.who tend to be

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July 25, 2020

Design Census 2019

The Design Census is an open and collaborative resource for understanding the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today. Learn more at Section I — Who is designing in 2019? A wide-angle view of the backgrounds of designers practicing in the field today. Section II — How do designers work?

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January 19, 2022

Archipro Reflections on the current A&D candidate market

In today’s business environment Archipro clients are telling us that “while candidates used to be honored to be offered a position, now the tables have turned, and it is we who are to be honored if an individual chooses to join our practice.” There is no question that the market for highly qualified professionals is

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October 26, 2020

Masks? Commute? Office life in 2020 sparks debate across generations

What will the future of Architectural education be? A special discussion not to miss this Monday featuring leaders of Architectural education. Deans and faculty will be addressing change and challenges facing the Architectural Profession. It’s time to wear shoes to work again. Time to get back in step with a commuter’s routine. Work from home

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October 1, 2020

Leaders must commit to change if diversity efforts are to work

Diversity Inc: The Fight For Racial Justice in the Workplace” by: Pamela NewkirkPeople hire from their own small networks we live in segregated worlds and the work place reflects this. It requires intentional interventions to conquer lack of diversity. First step change hiring practices to implement change by broadening your networks and out reach. Also,

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July 24, 2020

6 Critical Hiring Updates For Virtual Jobs

How to assess the candidates character and cultural fit with out meeting in person-6 updates includes: Clearly labeling position as WFH, Define boundaries of search by geo-targeting by zip code, Screen for relevant qualifications by adding target questions, assess soft skills and emotional intelligence, Interact based on workflows to simulate work conditions, engage virtual culture

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January 29, 2021

What will work look like post pandemic?

Pre pandemic 9-5 workweek is transforming into a hybrid work future mixed with in office and remote.  Workers want more flexibility and work life balance this we at Archipro have to concur having heard it over and over again in interviews with Architects And Designers.  Productivity experts say blowing up the existing structure will not

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October 19, 2020

Architecture risks losing a whole diverse generation

What are the main concerns of professionals working onsite right now — and how have those shifted since earlier in the summer? According to LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index, the main concern was and continues to be exposure to others. Concerns also differ by generation. Millennials-(22-38 yrs) working back onsite are the most concerned overall, while

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September 16, 2020

5 Tips To Grow Professionally While Working From Home

How to grow professionally while working from home includes; Advocate for yourself, keep your network alive, invest in learning, become a time management guru, step up and seize the opportunity. It can seem challenging to focus on career development while working remotely. Especially during COVID-19, when you might have the kids, pets and even extended

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July 24, 2020

7 Top Tips To Help You Start Your New Remote Job

How to start your new Remote job 7 tips inculdes: Understand your role ask alot of questions. Know how your managers and coworkers communicate (phone, video, email, text). Establish relationships start with casual conversations introducing yourself. Ask valuable questions and reach out to your mangers and coworker for clarification. Create a routine, a structure and

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