Hiring Challenges: Post-Pandemic to Pre-Recession, Ways to Build an Amazing Team in Turbulent Times
Gail and ken
Instructor Gail Doby and Kenneth Roberts, October 5, 2022; 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST. Online
October 5, 2022 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. EST

Discovering and recruiting top talent takes fortitude and dedication under the best of circumstances. And while now may not seem like the right moment for new hires, no matter how highly qualified, transitional times such as these make it more important than ever for a business to have a strong team. Gail Doby, co-founder of Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting and Kenneth Roberts, principal of leading architecture and design industry recruitment firm Interior Talent, are here to help you unravel the intricacies of hiring, compensating and retaining talent; plan for the firm of your dreams; and know exactly when—and why—to bring on new employees. 

Doby and Roberts will reveal insights from the 2022 Interior Designers Survey on Fees, Salaries and Competing for Talent, highlighting what job seekers want and how you can navigate the ever-changing landscape of wages, benefits and perks to structure competitive packages to entice them. Learn how to hire in a way that both fits your company’s values and avoids bringing on the wrong people for the wrong reasons. Whether you are interested in adding to your team or exploring new opportunities, this session will prepare you to identify who and what you want and map out the steps to get there.

In this class, attendees will learn:

- Where to find top talent—and how to keep it
- Why new hires leave 
- What employees are looking for 
- Salary and benefit expectations in today’s competitive market 
- Tips for interviewing and hiring better

After this class, attendees will have: 

- Clear expectations about employee requirements 
- Best strategies for securing top talent 
- Non-negotiables for employees today 
- An overview of key benefits that will stand out from the competition 

Additional Information:

This workshop is conducted through Zoom webinar. All you need to join is reliable internet access and computer speakers with good volume.

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Gail Doby is co-founder of Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, a firm that has helped designers, architects and other creatives increase their profitability by more than 500 percent. After nearly 20 years of experience running her own Denver-based design firm, and bolstered by a BSBA in Finance and Banking, she’s obsessed with sharing innovative ways to overcome the roadblocks and detours creative entrepreneurs face when trying to do it on their own.  Her goals are straightforward: to empower design-industry clients to differentiate themselves, drive measurable results, achieve financial projections and create personal satisfaction through game-changing strategies and business practices. Doby is the author of Business Breakthrough: Your Creative Value Blueprint to Get Paid What You’re Worth and the co-host of the Creative Genius podcast. 

Kenneth Roberts has enjoyed building Interior Talent and working with the best in the industry since 2003. An avid public speaker, he is passionate about sharing his expertise with both established business partners and emerging professionals. Roberts developed his industry-specific CEU and has shared it as a keynote speaker at Neocon, Interiors, HD Boutique and multiple ASID and IIDA chapter events. He brings a depth of strategic hiring experience to his clients and has consulted with many organizations on recruitment, growth positioning and succession planning. Prior to joining Interior Talent, he spent 15 years in a leadership role within the hospitality industry, where he hired, trained and mentored hundreds of employees for several national brands.