Blog: Creative

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What the British say, what the British mean…

Post by Ann-Marie Oppenheimer I am a German living in London. Despite the fact that we are all Europeans, we all live in the “free Western world”, we all learn English in school and I am a communication expert by profession, I wonder if I always understand my fellow Londoners correctly? To be honest, I…


To contract or not to contract

Over the last half a decade, work structures have drastically changed and expanded beyond the traditional nine-to-five, five-day-a-week job. Though full-time, permanent work still exists, the parameters and expectations of permanent positions have taken a drastic turn towards greater flexibility in hours and location. Similarly, the turn of the century has seen a rise in the prevalence of contract work. Contract workers, or freelancers, are independent professionals who work on fixed-term contracts with an employer to complete a particular project. But what is a contractor? And what are the benefits of freelance and contract work? How do these compare to the benefits of a permanent position? 


How to recruit and retain top talent

As an employer looking to hire people to join your  organisation, you may have noticed that it is an employee-driven market, more so after the pandemic. Potential employees, especially the top talent in any given field, hold the majority of the decision-making capabilities when it comes to your hiring process. Candidates who have been identified as top performers in their industry are almost definitely being courted by countless competitors, and it’s crucial to refine your recruitment strategies if you want to fill your team with the best of the best. 

You need to be able to keep them satisfied enough to choose to keep working in your organization. Here, we share our top tips on hiring and retaining top talent, and why specialised recruitment strategies and talent retention should be your focus.


Introducing Jason Chong, Associate Consultant, Creative, Kuala Lumpur

My universe is… Creative. It can be fun and challenging as it’s a fast-paced industry. How can you add value to our clients and candidates? My previous working experience in a media/advertising agency helps me understand clients’ language easier, especially when discussing job scopes, and sharing past enjoyable experiences with clients and candidates. You can…


What hiring managers really look for in a good portfolio

Blog post by Jo Corner Whether you are more of a UXer or a Visual Designer, Strategic Designer or User Researcher, your portfolio is your gateway to an interview, the chance for you to showcase what you have done and who you are as a designer. It can be a daunting and time-consuming task even…


Introducing Salt’s new podcast ‘Creating Futures’

We’re excited to announce that we have launched our podcast, ‘Creating Futures’! We will be joined by inspiring guests to find out more about the career paths they have taken to get to where they are, and how digital and technology has impacted their careers or lives. Career paths are never linear and there can…


10 tips on how to make an online portfolio

Your online presence in the working world is essential, which is why knowing how to make an online portfolio is so important.


How to find a Graphic Designer, and why we think you should

The visual aspects of your branding is a crucial part of brand discovery which is why hiring a graphic designer is beneficial to your business.


Career path guide: What is a UX Designer?

According to recent surveys, UX design is one of the top five in-demand skills, continuing into 2021 and beyond. The job market is promising, and it is well worth pursuing a career in this field.


How to stand out as a contractor or freelancer

One of our frequently asked questions is how to stand out as a freelancer or contractor. The main difference between freelancers and contractors is that freelancers usually work on multiple projects for different clients whereas contractors tend to work on larger, fixed projects for a certain time period, typically on-site. Freelancing or contracting are ideal…


Introducing Charlotte Davy, Consultant, Creative, London

My Universe… Freelance Creative. I work with Motion Graphics, Digital Designers, Creative Teams, 3D Designers, Art Directors, and most roles within Creative. My best piece of advice is… You’re here for a good time, not a long time. At the weekend I love to… do something adventurous. I love visiting places I’ve never been before…


These are the jobs in demand in the Netherlands

We recently announced our new office in the Netherlands, based in Amsterdam. This article explores the Netherlands job market and some of the most in-demand jobs, to help you target your job search. The city is renowned as an innovative creative and tech hub and is often ranked as one of the happiest countries in…


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