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This Week in Creative Staffing: The Future of Workforces and The Changing Vocational Landscape

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Thanks for coming back for another edition of This Week in Creative Staffing–Onward Search’s weekly news roundup of important and thought-provoking content that matters in the creative staffing space.

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This weekly column is your guide to recent and buzzworthy trends, insights and hiring advice.

Here’s what we’re reading this week:

New Future Workforces Report Shows Companies Moving Toward Flexible Teams:
The independent research firm Inavero recently released a new survey on the many evolving hiring strategies that businesses are employing today. The results of the survey found that nearly half (48 percent) of respondents are now thinking beyond traditional employment and considering bringing on freelance talent to build a more flexible workforce that can scale as needed. Read on to learn more about Inavero’s findings.

Forget Welding. The Hottest New Vocational Schools Do Digital Design:
In the latest example of the growing importance of digital design, not just for employers but for the economy as a whole, comes in the form of this recent WIRED article. Read on to learn how vocational schools–once known for training the next generation of factory workers and machinists–have no turned their focus to one of the information economy’s most important skill sets: Digital Design.

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Secrets to Hiring and Developing the Best Copywriters:
Everyone needs a website today, but when it comes to building them there is so much to worry about in terms of design, UX and UI, that things like copy often get overlooked. However, poor copy can seriously undermine your website’s credibility and therefore its value. Read on to learn some of the secrets you can use to hire top copywriting talent. And remember to reach out to Onward Search if you still need help finding top talent, fast.

Q&A With Verizon’s Chief Creative Officer Andrew McKechnie:
There’s something really interesting happening at major businesses like Verizon–their beginning to buck the trend of outsourcing the majority of their marketing and advertising needs and instead building in-house creative teams. They’re also often the ones leading the way in trends such as flexible workforces. Read on to learn about how Verizon’s CCO is positioning his in-house creative teams for success.

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