UX Hiring is at the Core of Any Great UX Strategy
September 6, 2019
by: Jared M. Spool
As a UX leader, you have a prime directive within your organization: To increase your organization’s capability to deliver better-designed products and services. Every UX strategy you choose should achieve this goal.
Executing the right UX strategies will increase the value your UX team provides. Often, this increase in value will be rewarded with the opportunity to grow your team.
Growing your UX team also needs to follow this prime directive. Every new person you add to your UX team must increase your organization’s capability to deliver better-designed products and services.
Hiring must be every UX leader’s top priority
Too many UX leaders treat hiring as a side project. They see it as a distraction to their daily work.
Yet, adding the right people to your team is the best way to increase your organization’s overall design capacity. New people will sell the value of design throughout your organization. They’ll enable others to make better design decisions. And the customers and users will get better products and services.
Hiring has to be your top priority. You have to make it a priority even before you have an open position to fill.
You need to be thinking about what makes your next team addition valuable to the organization. You need to be building out your network of potential candidates to invite. You need a plan that shows how your new position makes the organization more competitive in the marketplace.
Make sure you’re hiring the best way possible
To ensure design leaders like you have the best possible hiring process, we’ve put together a UX Hiring Masterclass: Hiring The Best For Your UX Design Team. This online workshop walks you and your team through every step of the hiring process. Ensuring your hiring efforts will get you the best UX designers, researchers, content professionals, and managers.
In this seven-part workshop, you’ll learn how to identify exactly what will make an ideal addition to your team. We’ll walk you through the creation of the thank you note, to “sketch” the value of what your new team member could bring. You’ll learn how a performance profile ensures you have a clear picture of your ideal candidate and avoid serious hiring mistakes.
You’ll learn the best way to assess the UX skills, knowledge, and experience of every candidate. You’ll identify what you need to see from an ideal candidate. You’ll see how your team will make the most of every minute of every interview.
This online workshop is the perfect way to get your entire team on the same page. Together, we’ll make your hiring process effective and efficient. The price includes 35 detailed videos, practice exercises, and seven one-hour-long interactive coaching sessions with me.
You and your team will come away completely prepared to hire awesome new team members. There’s no better way to ensure you grow your organization’s capability to deliver better-designed products and services.
Find out more about the UX Hiring Masterclass: Hiring The Best For Your UX Design Team at HiringMasterclass.com.