If you notice deteriorating motivation within your team or start to hear negative feedback about certain people or teams then hear those alarms bells ringing. You may have some skills gaps in your team that are causing problems or frustrations.
A skills gap analysis could quickly help you put measures in to resolve the problem.
In the creative industries, a gap in an agency’s high performing teams can create potentially expensive problems: quickly. There are many facets to a creative agency, each as important as the next, and when one part of the agency is weak it jeopardises the whole.… Read more
It can often be difficult to put skills and experience into a CV in such a way that it will attract the attention of recruiters and lead to an interview; and it can be highly frustrating to be turned down for interview, especially when you know you have the right skills for the role.
In a competitive sector with many potential candidates it is important to ensure your CV makes an impact. Recruiters will generally only spend a few minutes scanning a CV for key information that will determine whether they give it a thorough going over.… Read more
Are you aiming for the top job of Chief Strategy Officer? If so you will be interested to watch this interview with Martin Smith, Chief Strategy Officer at Cake, part of the Havas Group, and an agency that specialises in brand entertainment.
Becoming A Chief Strategy Officer
I talked to Martin about how got started in this industry, his interest in brands, and what his responsibilities are now. Martin also shares some great insights into his management style and the role of a senior member of a creative team.… Read more