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  • Apr 15, 2014 Aquent Gymnasium Launches New MOOC on jQuery Fundamentals Providence Journal jQuery Building Blocks: 5 Ways to Cut Your Web Development Time in Half becomes the third free online course to be offered on Aquent's MOOC platform.
  • Apr 07, 2014 How Recruiters, Armed with MOOCs, Can Solve the Skills Gap Recruiter.com , Matthew T. Grant No one is sure who is responsible for closing the skills gap. Should it be employers? The government? Schools? We think the recruiting industry may actually hold the key!
  • Mar 07, 2014 Training Workers the Netflix Way: MOOCs in the Job Industry FOX Business , Kate Rogers FOX Business looks at Aquent Gymnasium as training for the Netflix Generation of binge watchers.
  • Feb 19, 2014 Aquent has reached Best of Staffing for 3rd straight year! Inavero Aquent has been named to the 2014 Best of Staffing® Talent List. Fewer than 2% of all staffing agencies in North America earned the 2014 Best of Staffing® award for providing an exceptional permanent and temporary talent experience. With average satisfaction scores almost double the industry average, the Best of Staffing® Talent winners lead the industry in providing an exceptional job candidate experience. The average Best of Staffing® Talent winners received a score of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 73% of their job candidates placed into a job.
  • Feb 12, 2014 An Inevitable Convergence of Disciplines Direct Marketing News , Matthew T. Grant
  • Jan 20, 2014 The UX Design Paradox How Design
  • Jan 14, 2014 Hacking Hack Schools to Make them Work Fast Company article on the innovative teaching practices of Iron Yard Academy and Aquent Gymnasium.
  • Jan 08, 2014 2014: The Year Social HR Matters In this Forbes article, Jeanne Meister calls Aquent Gymnasium an "industry game-changer."
  • Dec 16, 2013 Marketing predictions 2014: Targeted and more effective content marketing www.cmo.com.au , Nadia Cameron CMO talks to 9 CMOs, marketing agencies and industry experts to find out why they're placing their bets on customer segmentation, data analytics, relevant storytelling and better business metrics
  • Dec 16, 2013 The 7 pillars of an engagement marketing strategy Kinship Digital , Raz Chorev Engagement marketing has been a buzzword for the past few years, with the growing adoption of social technologies amongst consumers. I have found that despite the fact that corporate marketers personally use Social Media in their personal capacity, there’s a big disconnect between what they perceive as their personal preference when they are being marketed to via social channels, and what they actually produce on behalf of their employer.
  • Nov 05, 2013 2013 AIGA|Aquent Survey of Design Salaries
  • Oct 29, 2013 Aquent Gymnasium Launches New MOOC on Responsive Web Design PR Newswire
  • Oct 16, 2013 Why Your UX Designer Won't Be The Next Steve Jobs Wired Innovation , Matt Grant
  • Oct 14, 2013 Reinventing the MOOC model for the real world Boston.com , Matt Grant, Director of Content Strategy, Aquent
  • Sep 18, 2013 Skills Gap Series Part 4: The Tech Factor Training Magazine
  • Sep 06, 2013 Interview with Alison Farmer and Matthew Grant from Aquent Gymnasium Degree of Freedom
  • Sep 05, 2013 MOOC Spells New Skills For Job Seekers, Can Fill Gaps Investor's Business Daily
  • Sep 03, 2013 How MOOCs Are Training Tomorrow's Workforce Inc
  • Aug 13, 2013 Online Learning Gets Massive, Open Workforce
  • Jul 30, 2013 Graphic Design News How Design
  • Jul 24, 2013 MOOC Around The World, Part 5 MOOC News and Reviews
  • Jul 23, 2013 Aquent Announces MOOC Program to Transform Training for Creative Professionals Simply Hired
  • Jul 21, 2013 Be A Better Marketer: 10 Great Sites for Online Learning Business 2 Community
  • Jul 09, 2013 What’s Behind the Temp, Contracting Boom? Fox Buisness
  • Jul 08, 2013 Aquent Launches MOOC Program to Transform Training for Creative Professionals PR Newswire
  • Jul 08, 2013 How free online courses may help close employers’ skills gaps Smart Planet
  • Jul 01, 2013 Real Life: MOOCs Filling Private-sector Skills Gap Learning Solutions Magazine , Jennifer Neibert
  • Jun 10, 2013 Maximizing Values HRO TOday , Paul Petersen
  • Jun 07, 2013 SiteMinis and Aquent Studios Partner to Offer Global Mobile Capabilities Market Watch
  • Jun 04, 2013 How to Negotiate Your First Salary HOW Design , Ted Leonhardt
  • May 28, 2013 Companies Create MOOCs To Fill Skills Gaps Information Week , Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald takes a look at our new offering, Gymnasium.
  • May 26, 2013 Is This Going To Be the Summer of the MOOC? MOOC News and Revies , Robert McGuire
  • May 17, 2013 How to Develop a MOOC
  • May 14, 2013 Aquent And Vitamin T To Participate At Internet Week New York 2013
  • Apr 30, 2013 Aquent Named Supplier of the Year by GNEMSDC Digital Journal
  • Apr 29, 2013 Why Massive Open Online Courses Matter to Recruiters ERE.net
  • Apr 24, 2013 What to Look For in a Certification Program Fox Business
  • Apr 19, 2013 MOOC Wisdom: Finish Course, It Shows Commitment Triangle Business Journal
  • Apr 18, 2013 MOOCs: Expect Some Unlikely Teachers Wired , Alison Farmer, VP of Learning & Development, Aquent
  • Apr 18, 2013 Marketing News Bytes (Robohead) Direct Marketing News
  • Apr 15, 2013 Marketing recruitment firm Aquent launches digital division Vitamin T
  • Apr 13, 2013 How Brands Go Mobile in 2013 AdRants
  • Apr 03, 2013 Bridging the Skills Gap Training Mag
  • Mar 28, 2013 Abundant and Mature, Cloud Technology Gains Favor Beyond Early Adopters SearchCIO-Midmarket
  • Mar 12, 2013 Eleven Tips for Negotiating Your First Salary TalentZoo
  • Mar 07, 2013 Putting a MOOC on the Resume Online Courses
  • Feb 28, 2013 Marketing Fundamentals at the Heart of Mobile Growth
  • Feb 27, 2013 Why Marissa Mayer's Office Stance Won't Hurt Yahoo in Recruiting Talent AdWeek
  • Feb 22, 2013 Mobile: A content distribution channel, but can it stand alone?
  • Feb 21, 2013 ROI Remains Top Concern and Objective in Mobile Marketing
  • Feb 20, 2013 In 2013, Mobile, Social Lead Shift From Traditional Media to Digital
  • Feb 20, 2013 Proving ROI Biggest Hurdle For Companies Investing In Mobile Marketing And Staff
  • Feb 18, 2013 Marketing Jobs: Why Location Matters
  • Feb 14, 2013 Who Should Run Your Brand’s Social Media? ADOTAS
  • Feb 07, 2013 How To Get What You Really Want From Your Ad Agency TheFinancialBrand.com
  • Feb 05, 2013 Are Marketing Graduates in High Demand? Jobacle.com espite a slow job market, marketing graduates are still in demand. All successful businesses invest in marketing. Marketing graduates are fortunate because they can choose from any industry.
  • Jan 14, 2013 Narrow focused (not narrow-minded) content marketing generates leads Brafton
  • Jan 03, 2013 What Marketers Need to Know About Mobile Marketing in 2013 DM Confidential If there’s one area marketers must pay attention to in 2013, it’s mobile. With mobile adoption continuing its growth, app downloads surging, and an increasing number of page views coming from mobile phones and tablets, it’s easy to see how important the mobile realm will be for marketers this new year.
  • Dec 19, 2012 How Brands Can Find the Right Talent to Revolutionize Their Mobile Presence Mobile Marketer , Corey O'Brien When it comes to developing mobileoptimized sites and apps, many brands face a resource challenge with their current pool of talent – marketers, Webmasters, advertising departments and other creatives – who are tasked with completing a multitude of other business-critical projects.
  • Dec 19, 2012 Digital Marketing In 2013: Predictions From 86 Industry Luminaries CMO.com It's that time again: CMO.com recently turned to its ever-growing array of savvy contributors and colleagues and asked them what they envision the new year will bring for the digital-marketing world.
  • Nov 02, 2012 5 Steps for Building Links that Improve Search Results Marketing Sherpa , Courtney Eckerle
  • Oct 31, 2012 Staffing Firm Updates App With Timecard Function Staffing Times
  • Oct 29, 2012 Is independent contracting right for you? nwjobs.com , Allison Ellis
  • Oct 29, 2012 Aquent Updates Mobile Staffing App To Include Timecard Feature AdotasWire , Mike Daly
  • Oct 18, 2012 Nearly Two-Thirds Of Marketing, Digital And Creative Teams Leverage External Flexible Workforces To Meet Marketing Objectives PR Newswire
  • Oct 15, 2012 WorkWise: The Push-Pull of Short-Term Work The Modesto Bee
  • Sep 25, 2012 2012 AIGA | Aquent Salary Survey Indicates Areas Of Growth aiga.org
  • Sep 10, 2012 Social Anxiety Adweek , Christopher Heine The social media manager has a key role for many brands. But can he or she really be called a marketer?
  • Aug 17, 2012 Temp Jobs: 3 Workers Say What It’s Really Like The Fiscal Times
  • Aug 09, 2012 Tapping Retirees for Contingent Workforce Needs Monster.com
  • Aug 01, 2012 How to Avoid Being Overwhelmed by The Digital Job Market iMediaconnection Ask a hiring manager their perspective on today's digital job market and they would likely say they've got front-end development, interactive design, and UX jobs available, but they're not able to find candidates with these types of specialized skills. If you ask a job seeker their perspective, they might say that no human could possess all of the skills required for the open job descriptions.
  • Aug 01, 2012 Challenges Facing Freelancers Hoping to Transition into Full-time Employees eFinanceCareers
  • Jun 30, 2012 Showcasing Your Work, in an Online Portfolio The New York Times Some of your colleagues and friends have created Web sites listing their professional experience, credentials and samples of their work. Should you have some sort of online portfolio, too?
  • Jun 27, 2012 Temps: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now Forbes.com
  • Jun 26, 2012 Aquent Kicks Off Summer of Learning Program; Offers Free Training To Digital, Marketing and Creative Professionals MarketWatch Partnership With Creative Edge To Help Bridge Skills Gap With Online Learning Tools
  • Jun 21, 2012 What’s so Great About Working With Temps? kevinkruse.com Temps. Contractors. Freelancers. Contingent Workers. Independent Professionals. No matter what you call them, big businesses today are getting stuff done with non-permanent talent who have some serious chops.
  • Jun 18, 2012 AIGA and Aquent Provide Designers With Career Development Opportunities AIGA.org Partnership will provide industry insights, career advice and compensation analysis to members and broader design community
  • May 23, 2012 How to Carefully Vet Job Candidates Through Social Media The Washington Post When the economy crashed in 2008 and unemployment began to skyrocket, job seekers got caught up in an all-out brawl over who could present the most creative resumes. Companies began to see candidates offering everything from video resumes to infographic resumes and even sandwich board resumes.
  • May 08, 2012 When Your Employees Are too Good for You, Literally FOX Business Tracy Sinclair, vice president of marketing for staffing firm Aquent, said overqualified candidates have become the new norm in the economic recovery, with unemployment at 8.1% in April, according to the Department of Labor.
  • Apr 24, 2012 5 Cost Cutting Tips For Staffing Companies Staffing Talk Staffing firms are finding creative ways to cut costs. The key, say those who have done it, is to make sure the cuts help the firm do business better, not just spend less money.
  • Apr 11, 2012 Aquent Heads Up App Launches for Talent Updates on the Go MarketWatch In keeping with its history of staffing industry innovation, Aquent -- and its sister division, Vitamin T -- has launched a free mobile application -- called Aquent Heads Up -- for the iPhone, which allows registered marketing and creative Talent to "check in" with their Agent with one click, letting the Agent know current and future availability.
  • Mar 27, 2012 Aquent selected for the 2011 Mentor Protege Program through Accenture's Diverse Supplier Development Program.
  • Feb 27, 2012 Aquent has been named to Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing™ Talent list Best of Staffing Aquent has been named to Inavero's 2012 Best of Staffing™ Talent list. Best of Staffing, presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, is the nation's first award that recognizes staffing firms that receive remarkable reviews from the people they find jobs (employed talent). Aquent went through a rigorous talent survey process to be considered for the award. The average Best of Staffing winner received a score of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 73% of people they have placed in jobs. Fewer than 1% of all staffing firms made the final list.
  • Nov 11, 2011 What next-generation business intelligence will mean for CIOs TechTarget SearchCIO What are today's IT leaders thinking about next-generation business intelligence (BI)? SearchCIO.com's executive editor, Chris Gonsalves, found out firsthand from a panel of experts at a recent CIOsynergy conference. "Once we said, ‘There is too much information and not enough data,'" Larry Bolick, CIO of Aquent, said. "Now we have too much data and not enough information." To get next-generation business intelligence that is useful, companies must first get data under control, the panel said. Then, next-generation BI systems need to be tailored to deliver the right information at the right time.
  • Nov 11, 2011 Cloud computing success at Aquent means going all in TechTarget SearchCIO Facing a recession and the need to cut costs, Boston-based staffing and consulting agency Aquent LLC looked to the cloud. Aquent CIO Larry Bolick explains the decisions that went into moving many of the company's front-office applications to the cloud. Bolick details how Aquent manages and promotes radical, technology-driven change through entrepreneurialism, and focuses on the agency's recent move to Software as a Service and other IT services. Besides talking about cloud computing and risk management, he introduces us to Aquent's success in managing a shifting IT workforce. Overall, the key to success is to stay nimble amid fast-paced change, Bolick says. "In this cloud space, innovation is happening every day," he says. "If you blink, you are going to miss something."
  • Aug 09, 2011 Design salaries are staying steady, new survey shows smartplanet , Reena Jana smartplanet.com Reena Jana The good news about salaries in the design field? On the most part, they have held steady over the last decade. The bad news? The same statement applies: salaries have held steady, generally without much growth. These conclusions can be drawn by looking at the annual design salaries survey published on August 9 by AIGA, the non-profit organization and professional association for designers, in conjunction with Aquent, a staffing company.
  • Jun 07, 2011 The Webby Debates Presented by Aquent: Ray Wert vs. Rex Sorgatz: Don't Mess with Success This debate with Ray Wert, Editor-In-Chief at Jalopnik and Rex Sorgatz, new media guru, focuses on the Gawker Media redesign.
  • Feb 15, 2011 The Webby Debates Presented By Aquent: Social Media is Overrated This debate pits Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV (famed for his social media prowess) against Paul Carr of Techcrunch (who famously quit Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more), moderated by Laurie Segall of CNN Money.
  • Dec 08, 2010 Webby debate: Guardian v FT on paywalls The Evolving Newsroom , Julie Starr A debate recorded at the Webby Awards between guardian.co.uk editor Janine Gibson and Financial Times managing editor Robert Shrimsley about paywalls. A couple of pull-out quotes...
  • Dec 08, 2010 Is Social Media Overrated? penn-olson.com , Willis Wee Like any tool, social media has its pros and cons. What we have in the debate below are two persons whose views on social media are at two extreme ends of the spectrum.
  • Dec 08, 2010 WebNewser: TechCrunch Columnist Paul Carr, Wine Library TV Host Gary Vaynerchuk Spar in Part Two of The Webby Debates WebNewser , By David Cohen Part two of The Webby Debates, hosted on CNNMoney.com and moderated by that site’s Laurie Segall, featured TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr — who quit Facebook and Twitter in August — discussing the future of social media with Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk.
  • Nov 22, 2010 The Webby Debates Presented By Aquent - Debate 1: We can't ignore paywalls The very first Webby Debate presented by Aquent was filmed live in London, as part of Internet Week Europe.
  • Nov 05, 2010 Webby Awards Launches Online Video Series Debating Internet's Most Pressing Issues Bulldog Reporter's Daily Bulldog0 The Webby Awards will launch an online video series featuring industry leaders debating the Internet's most pressing issues, from pay walls to privacy to the value of social media. The five-part series will take place at locations around the world, including CNN Studios in New York City and The Hospital Club in London, and will feature a diverse mix of experts, such as Financial Times managing editor Robert Shrimsley, Wine Library TV's Gary Vaynerchuk, Guardian editor Janine Gibson, and TechCrunch columnist Paul Carr. The entire series is sponsored by Aquent, the global marketing and design staffing company.
  • Jun 15, 2010 The Social (Network) Butterfly http://www.desktopmag.com.au , Tim McNamara, Creative Agent, Aquent We’re online, we’re interacting and we’re sharing more content with more people. Everyone’s doing anything they want, and only good things can come of it, right?
  • Apr 30, 2010 Online and Out There Desktop Magazine , Tim McNamara, Creative Agent, Aquent Tim McNamara looks at taking your creative portfolio online
  • Apr 30, 2010 City of Angels or Bust Marketing Magazine, Australia , Tim McNamara, Creative Agent, Aquent Los Angeles is famous (and infamous) for so many things. While affected by the US's economic woes LA is beginning to bounce back, explains Tim McNamara.
  • Feb 23, 2010 Online vs Physical Portfolios – Still Hungry? www.desktopmag.com.au , Tim McNamara, Aquent Creative Agent, Brisbane, Australia If a resume is the ‘appetiser’ – or taster – of one’s skills and experience as a designer, the portfolio is the ‘main’ that follows. I’m not talking so much a supersized, expansive feast here. Rather, this ‘main’ is generous and appropriately-sized and aims to have the ‘diner’, once finished, feeling ‘pleasantly full’ but nevertheless still wanting dessert or, to end this metaphor, to see more of you.
  • Feb 01, 2010 Bathing in Boston’s beauty Marketing Magazine, Australia , Tim McNamara, Aquent Creative Agent, Brisbane, Australia Home to a rich history and a progressive economy, Boston is no storm in a teacup, says Tim McNamara.
  • Nov 02, 2009 You can in San Fran! Marketing Magazine, Australia , Tim McNamara, Aquent Creative Agent, Brisbane, Australia Australian marketers wanting a Californian sea change are also likely to be seduced by the charms of überhip San Francisco, Tim McNamara discovers.
  • Oct 05, 2009 Start spreading the news Marketing Magazine, Australia , Tim McNamara, Aquent Creative Agent, Brisbane Tim McNamara learns that things in New York are on the way up with opportunities for flexible, determined marketers.
  • Aug 18, 2009 Aquent.us – Freelance Sites, Tools of the Trade Freelance Weekly , Freelance Weekly Freelance Weekly reviews the Aquent.us website as a tool for freelancers to connect with Agents.
  • Aug 17, 2009 Social Media + Email Marketing: One Company Doing It Right The WebMarketCentral Blog , Tom Pick Though social media is all the rage, email marketing also remains strong, with 85% of companies planning to increase spending in this area in the second half of 2009 according to a recent study. Email in many cases is taking budget dollars away from other channels because it remains reasonably effective, highly measurable and relatively inexpensive...
  • Jul 07, 2009 Are you getting the most out of your paid search activities? The SEMPO Institute Standard , Eric Waldinger Staffing Trends - Search Engine Marketing should be the most cost and results effective online marketing medium. Optimizing search campaigns from branded, geo and vertical key words, as well as, landing pages, are key to successful Search Engine Marketing.
  • Jun 14, 2009 AIGA Aquent Survey of Design Salaries | 2009 More than 9,000 designers nationwide completed an annual salary survey. Billed as "the most comprehensive annual survey of compensation data for the communication design profession in the United States," the survey was a joint effort between the following: AIGA, Aquent.
  • Apr 29, 2009 Zombie Economy Charleston City Paper , Jon Santiago The über-banks died. They ate your future in order to return to life.
  • Apr 23, 2009 Aquent re-invents site B&T online Global marketing and design staffing specialist, Aquent, has launched a new corporate web site with no job search/job board function, but with open access to all its recruiters.
  • Apr 23, 2009 Aquent embraces social media model Marketing Interactive Online Aquent has abandoned its job boards on its website to focus on personal interaction with industry specialists, a bold move away from the current trend job board listings in China.
  • Apr 23, 2009 Aquent new site gets more personal AdAsia Marketing and creative staff recruitment agency, Aquent, is launching a new website that has no job search function but offers job seekers direct access to its team of recruiters, each of who have their own personal URL.
  • Apr 19, 2009 Temp Jobs Can Be Your Ticket to a Full-Time Gig The Washington Post , Vickie Elmer Temping has long been considered a back door to prestigious employers' payrolls, a way to prove your talents and land a full-time job. In these times, temp jobs have other uses -- earning cash or credentials, filling in gaps in expertise or filling time between full-time jobs.
  • Jan 01, 2009 Job Markets Set to Cool Professional Marketing , Simon Lusty Don’t despair: the marketing industry is better placed than most to weather an economic slowdown, writes Simon Lusty.
  • Oct 24, 2008 Aquent wins Best Multi-National Agency at recent awards Recruitment Extra At the recent inaugural Thomson Reuters Recruitment Excellence Awards in Australia, Aquent was awarded Best Multi-National Agency. With representation from many of Australia’s recruitment agencies both large and small, the awards were held in recognition for recruitment excellence in categories including Best Start-up Agency, Best Boutique Agency, Best National Agency, Best Brand, Best Talent Attraction Strategy and Best Multi-National Agency.
  • Sep 01, 2008 Temp Agencies Go Pro Miami Herald , Scott Andron Consider Aquent, a Boston-based firm that supplies workers in creative fields like marketing, advertising, graphic design and website development. Most of the company's workers have five or more years of experience, while 41 percent have 10 years or more, said Matthew Grant, a company spokesman. Fifty-nine percent have college degrees, he added.
  • Aug 01, 2008 Going Global: Canada: Marketing the maple leaf Marketing Magazine , Matt Grant, PhD This month Matthew T Grant takes you through the pros and cons of a move to Canada’s marketing industry.
  • Jul 01, 2008 Going Global: America: land of opportunity? Marketing Magazine , Matt Grant, PhD This month in Going Global, Matthew T Grant reveals for those Aussie marketers hankering to hit the big time, the reality of breaking into the US marketing industry.
  • Jun 17, 2008 Ad agency Interpublic Group acts as mentor to build diversity USA Today , Theresa Howard “Still, advertising is a tough sell for many college students. Agency entry-level salaries in 2006, the most recent year available, averaged $26,000 vs. $49,000 in telecommunications or $51,500 in financial services, according to the Compensation Survey of Marketing Professionals by the American Marketing Association and industry consultant Aquent.”
  • Jun 13, 2008 Roundtable Report- Creativity is not just a banner campaign Netimperative “Is the digital industry playing it too safe when it comes to producing ad campaigns? Last week, marketing and creative staffing firm Aquent gathered some key industry figures to discuss upcoming trends in ad innovation.”
  • May 22, 2008 Setting rates for your services CNN , Lenora Chu “To figure fees for marketing work, network with other freelancers and marketing firms in your area, says Matt Grant of the national marketing staffing firm Aquent, which matches marketing professionals with companies in need.”
  • Apr 09, 2008 Comeback Careerists: Reinventing Work After Time Away Wall Street Journal , Toddi Gutner “To be sure, not every industry or company welcomes or has programs to recruit comeback careerists. But, there are a growing number of Web sites, recruiting agencies and job boards that specialize in placing returnees at companies willing to consider them. A number are also staffing professionals in part-time or flexible arrangement. Companies like Mom Corps and On-Ramps offer a myriad of resources for returnees and have job postings for positions in a variety of industries—although not always in a broad range of locations—as do more specialized firms like Flex-Time Lawyers; Aquent, for marketing executives; and HRoptin for human-resources executives.”
  • Mar 26, 2008 Are you unemployable? CNN , Anthony Balderrama “Networking can also give you a connection to a hiring manager or somebody at a company that puts you ahead of other applicants, says Matthew Grant of Aquent, a marketing staffing firm. With so many job seekers competing for the same position, you have an edge if you are referred by a friend or colleague of the hiring manager.”
  • Mar 10, 2008 Designers on Demand at All Types of Agencies Adweek , Gregory Solman “Susie Hall, a recruiter at Aquent, Los Angeles, added, "Back then, put 'HTML' on your resume and you got $60,000. That was all you needed. [Agencies] didn't know what makes a great Web designer. Today they absolutely know and the laundry list [of skills] is getting longer and longer.”
  • Jan 11, 2008 No Promotion? Feel Like Quitting? Globe and Mail Update , Kira Vermond Didn't land the job? Didn't get that promotion? Yes, your ego is bruised, but try not to take the rejection too personally. After all, when 250 candidates are going after one job, 249 people are going to get snubbed. There are ways to bounce back – and maybe even find another job with the employer – even after hearing the dreaded, “We've decided to go with someone else …”
  • Oct 19, 2007 The Recruiters' Lounge: Aquent rocks the casbah! The Recruiters’ Lounge , Jim Stroud Recruiter, blogger, and podcaster Jim Stroud chats here with Susie Hall and Tim Donnelly of Aquent’s Los Angeles office. They lightheartedly discuss everything from their recent recognition by the Los Angeles Business Journal as a “Best Place To Work” to their rationale for celebrating “Rock-tober” with a month-long hold music tribute to classic rock. The Recruiters’ Lounge is a podcast of news, interviews and commentary on the recruiting industry.
  • Oct 18, 2007 Marketing industry accused of being 'complacent' about staff Marketing Week The shortage of skilled marketing and creative professionals is a global phenomenon. Stefan Ciecierski, Aquent’s European managing director, comments in this Marketing Week article about the need for well-planned talent retention strategies. Reactive approaches, he observes, are usually expensive and ineffective.
  • Oct 17, 2007 Communist China not the only one in Asia crying out for talent Recruiter Greg Savage, Aquent’s international CEO, shares his perspective on the supply and demand imbalance for marketing specialists in China, Japan, Singapore, and the rest of Asia.
  • Sep 24, 2007 Aquent LLC: Staffing Firm as Creative, Colorful as the Companies It Serves (Best Places to Work: Los Angeles) Los Angeles Business Journal , Drew Combs Aquent’s Los Angeles office was profiled by the Los Angeles Business Journal after being ranked number one in the “Small Companies Category” of the publication’s list of “Best Places to Work”
  • Sep 24, 2007 Best Places to Work: Los Angeles Los Angeles Business Journal , Richard Clough Aquent’s Los Angeles office was ranked number one in the “Small Companies Category” of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles.”
  • Sep 17, 2007 Why Clients Withhold Ad Spending Online Adweek , Andrew McMains Aquent Consulting’s Peggy Mitchell-King comments in this Adweek article about why many marketers remain reluctant to increase their online media spending.
  • Aug 31, 2007 Interim executives become status quo in tight market Boston Business Journal Jerry Vocaire hops from company to company - to company. But it's not because he can't find the right corner office. Vocaire is an interim executive.
  • Aug 06, 2007 When you're faced with new-job regrets: Should you stay or go? The Christian Science Monitor , Marilyn Gardner What should you do if you start a new job – and then begin to realize you’ve made a big mistake? Is it better to quit immediately or live with your decision and see if the situation improves? More importantly, can mistakes like this be prevented in the first place?
  • Apr 18, 2007 Connecting Multiple Offices Inc. Technology , Todd Wasserman The ubiquity of broadband has made it possible to trade the home office for a troupe of laptop-wielding employees spread all over the globe, but creating such a network can be tricky because there are so many options.
  • Apr 18, 2007 Tips To Hire The Right Website Designer: Four steps to picking the right candidate Practical Ecommerce , Ryan Welton Small companies and larger corporations alike frequently look for guidance from staffing firms like Aquent, a company that matches proven, creative web talent with businesses needing help. Two of the company's top recruiters offered pointers to help independent businesses choose a web developer.
  • Mar 26, 2007 Seven Bright New Careers for '07 and Beyond Yahoo! Education This isn't your grandma's advertising. Today's marketers are developing business strategies in a rapidly changing media environment. To keep up with the media revolution, many businesses are hiring 'new media marketing coordinators' and 'marketing media strategists.'
  • Feb 16, 2007 Savage Seminars set to strike a chord at the top Recruitment Extra Magazine Greg Savage needs little introduction to the recruitment industry in Australia – he is one of the industry’s most successful recruitment professionals and had proven himself as a true inspiration to many, through his honest and often entertaining style. Now, seven years on from his last sell out seminar series, he is back to do it again this time across the whole of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Jan 19, 2007 Avoid costly hiring mistakes and enjoy having successful staff! B&T Magazine , Lisa Norris How can you avoid making hiring mistakes and enjoy your staff, team and their success? You need to know what the most common mistakes are.
  • Nov 10, 2006 Multi-skilling the way to go B&T Magazine , Nick Buchan A burgeoning demand has emerged for multi-skilled candidates in marketing departments as well as advertising and media agencies.
  • Nov 10, 2006 Use your "neck-top", not your desktop, to improve your networks Recruiter Daily Success in recruiting is about connecting - sometimes that means not using technology and instead building relationships through actively speaking to clients or candidates.
  • Nov 08, 2006 Marketing industry shows fierce staff competitiveness Marketing Magazine Staff turnover rates of nearly 20% were reported in Singapore for media, PR, communications and marketing industries while advertising and branding design consultancies and creative reported rates over 20%, according to The Aquent Orange Book, Asia Pacific Edition.
  • Nov 06, 2006 Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) web site Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) web site Companies in the marketing, advertising and public relations industries expect to record higher sales next year on the back of a booming economy, an international human resources search firm said yesterday, siting survey results.
  • Nov 06, 2006 No More Mystery, Design Takes the Lead Getting an Industrial Design Job , RitaSue Siegel Design is no longer a mystery. The hard sell is over. Innovation has been hailed as “the new black” by Bruce Nussbaum during a recent @Issue conference.
  • Nov 04, 2006 Marketing, communications companies set for growth Korean Herald , Kim So-Hyun Companies in the marketing, advertising and public relations industries expect to record higher sales next year on the back of a booming economy, an international human resources search firm said yesterday, siting survey results.
  • Nov 01, 2006 Succeeding as a Designer in an Advertising-Led Market Desk Top: Australian Design: Digital Culture , Nick Dean Working as a creative in the biggest Australian city has never been better, or more difficult.
  • Nov 01, 2006 Multi-skilled staff: the Holy Grail Marketing Magazine There’s a sure-fire way to become (and remain) among the most employable candidates in marketing and advertising industries – have experience with a combination of ‘new’ and traditional, mainstream media.
  • Nov 01, 2006 Aquent promotes top performer Michael Twist Recruitment Extra Aquent has appointed Michael Twist as the new Team Leader for its business support operations in Melbourne.
  • Nov 01, 2006 Are You Multi-Skilled? Desktop Magazine A new trend within Australia’s ongoing talent shortage has emerged with a burgeoning demand for multi-skilled candidates in marketing departments as well as advertising and media agencies, according to the third annual Aquent Asia Pacific salary survey, The Aquent Orange Book.
  • Oct 28, 2006 High expectations Star Biz Weekly , Chan Ching Thut Companies in marketing, communications and creative industries across Asia Pacific are generally upbeat about growth prospects and high expectations of revenue growth, according to the latest salary survey and industry monitor by Aquent.
  • Oct 26, 2006 Brisbane Beckons City News Professionals are shunning higher wages in southern cities and choosing to work in Brisbane because of its sunny disposition.
  • Oct 26, 2006 Surprises Get Korean Workers Going The Hankyoreh Korean office workers seem to respond to surprise gifts and discounts from their employers than in other Asian countries, according to a survey.
  • Oct 06, 2006 Carpark? Free phone? The National Business Review Local companies are looking at offering more perks to help combat the talent shortage of multi-disciplined communications specialists and the continued exodus across the Tasman, according to the new Aquent Asia-Pacific salary survey.
  • Oct 06, 2006 Show me the money Professional Marketing Magazine , Danielle Veldre It’s no secret there is a dearth of talent for hire in the marketing industry, and the latest salary survey from marketing recruitment specialist, Aquent, further proves experienced hands are in short supply.
  • Oct 06, 2006 Marketers bursting with optimism, again AdNews Despite and increasingly gloomy outlook by much of Australia’s business, it’s marketing and advertising executives remain almost universally optimistic, according to recruitment agency Aquent’s latest salary survey.
  • Oct 03, 2006 Not competitive? You might be in the wrong job Aquent International CEO, Greg Savage gives advice on how to succeed in the recruiting industry.
  • Oct 02, 2006 Ad world bullish on growth prospects New Zealand Herald , Martha McKenzie-Minifie Almost three-quarters of advertising, publishing and design businesses expect revenue to rise this year, according to a survey, despite talk of toughening economic conditions.
  • Oct 01, 2006 Get your résumé right and get to that interview! Campaign Brief Western Australia , Karen Thomson There are résumés that make us smile and those that make us laugh hysterically and those that simply get a glance and we move on. So what went wrong?
  • Oct 01, 2006 Aquent's Moves and Hires Ad Asia Aquent adds to their Asia Pacific team.
  • Sep 25, 2006 Creative recruitment required Australian Financial Review , Neil Shoebridge The latest annual survey of the marketing and advertising sector by the staff recruitment firm Aquent found that multi-skilled people are in high demand in marketing departments, ad agencies and other marketing services suppliers.
  • Sep 01, 2006 Wipe Out Your Resume Blunders Adobo Magazine , James Koh Aquent’s James Koh discusses how to spot mistakes that can sap even the most robust résumé of all its persuasive power.
  • Aug 31, 2006 Seize the Day Desktop Magazine , Karen Thomson Aquent’s Perth Area Manager, Karen Thomson, discusses how to manage your career in the design industry in the September issue of Desktop magazine.
  • Jul 01, 2006 Automate interview AUTOMATE Interviews Nina Eigerman, President of Aquent Consulting, discusses a range of issues confronting companies implementing DAM and MOM in an interview with Automate, the industry newsletter for DAM (Digital Assessment Management ) & MOM (Marketing Operations Management).
  • Jul 01, 2006 Y the Obsession With Managing the Google Generation? Marketing Magazine , Paul Slezak Paul Slezak, Sydney Director of Aquent, looks at how to make your workplace an attractive option for all generations.
  • May 12, 2006 The Grass is Greener on the Client Side B & T Magazine Aquent senior marketing recruiter, Marcus Field, discusses why many clients are looking for staff with agency backgrounds.
  • Apr 01, 2006 That’s Melbourne: Michelle Tickle discovers what sets Melbourne’s design community apart Desktop Magazine , Michelle Tickle Melbourne has long been seen as Australia’s most multicultural and it is this mix of European and Asian ancestry, combined with its own indigenous culture that has given the Melbourne design community a unique identity and personality.
  • Mar 19, 2006 Try before you buy’ works in jobs Dallas Morning News , Mary Jacobs The reasons behind Aquent’s newest staffing program are discussed in this Dallas Morning News article featuring Sean Bisceglia, president of Aquent Marketing Staffing.
  • Feb 01, 2006 What makes up a great performance at work? Campaign Brief Western Australia , Karen Thomson When performance is under par the cost can be significant in both the bottom line and team morale.
  • Feb 01, 2006 How contractors can impact your business Professional Marketing , Paul Slezak Director of Aquent, Paul Slezak, looks at the boom in temporary marketing positions and consulting roles.
  • Jan 07, 2006 Is it time for a career change? Today Online , Janice Goh Career experts give their advice on job-hopping.