menu

Panel: What Do Young Creatives Expect From The Modern Office? [PSFK LONDON]

Panel: What Do Young Creatives Expect From The Modern Office? [PSFK LONDON]
Advertising

In partnership with Artsthread.com, PSFK Director of Consulting, Scott Lachut leads the Young Creatives Panel, to find our how the new generation views the workplace.

Kat Popiel
  • 30 september 2012

At PSFK CONFERENCE LONDON 2012, PSFK’s Director of Consulting, Scott Lachut, led a panel of  ‘Young Creatives’ that involved an open discussion with some of Britain’s emerging talent who are on the brink of entering the real world, having just graduated from the UK’s top universities.

CEO Alex Brownless of ARTSTHREAD.com, a digital platform that seeks to promote creative graduates from across the globe by bridging the gap between university education and career paths, brought four young graduates to the panel: Christopher Hall (Ravensbourne College), Nadine Spencer (Polytechnic, Nottingham Trent University), Lior Smith (University of London/Goldsmiths College) and Rosie Thompson (Bucks New University).

The discussion dealt with hiring practices, especially when working with young graduates, and produced some feedback and suggestions for future employers:

Today’s Intern Could Be Tomorrow’s CEO
A self-coined ‘professional procrastinator that makes things,’ Christopher Hall recounted an interview experience in which the potential employer diminished his age and experience by not projecting an effort to connect. ‘Manners are important’, he said, ‘I want to be around things/people that make me chuckle.’

Forget Resumes, Ask For Bios
‘Give us a break’, suggested Nadine Spencer, referencing how resume applications were a difficult way to express who you are.  Without meeting as many potential candidates beyond their talent at selling themselves via a one pager, her notion was that companies were missing out on truly connecting with potential team members who could become more than employees. ‘Recruiting creative talent as the new casting,’ explained Scott Lachut.

Recognize Talents Beyond The Job  Advertised
‘I’m a maker, I make birthday cards, costumes. I took a course in Making, I expect to do no less than that.  I want to make for a living and I don’t want to settle for anything less,’ Nadine Spencer shared, explaining that her multi-skillset was an indication of her desired starting point in her career.  For Lior Smith, who spent two months dressed up as a superhero (as part of her final thesis), she wants to make the world a better place, an opportunity not often provided when starting a career, ‘maybe in 20 years we’ll get what we want,’ she commented.

Look Beyond Just Technology Skills
Rosie Thompson highlighted that most job descriptions requested experience and aptitude using various computer programs to get a job done, an oversight about how software knowledge depends on the context that it is taught within.

The Verdict: Young Creatives don’t want ‘jobs,’ they want an environment in which to grow their skills.

Artsthread / @artsthread

Advertising
Trending

Editorial Roundtable: What A People-First Workplace Must Prioritize First

Work
Syndicated Yesterday

What Could The Highway Of The Future Look Like?

As technology for automated vehicles improves, there’s a sharper focus on building a ‘smarter’ infrastructure where they can thrive

Design Yesterday

Plastic Wind Trees Are Bringing Sustainable Power To Residential Homes

These French-made turbines are offering a small, aesthetically pleasing approach to affordable personal energy

Trending

Get PSFK's Latest Report: Future of Work

See All
Home Yesterday

Dyson’s Wi-Fi Connected Fan Purifies, Cools & Heats The Air

The new luxury home appliance aims to be an all-in-one device for the connected home

Education Yesterday

Bringing Virtual Reality And Telepresence Robotics To E-Learning

This Learning Management System is embracing new technologies to reallocate teaching resources to where they should be going

PURPLELIST EXPERTS

Jonas Nwuke

Cognitive Computing

Advertising Yesterday

Brewing Company Turns Car Emissions Into Ink

Tiger Beer has created a sustainable process to transform air pollution into supplies for street art

Design Yesterday

Space-Saving Sofa Has Extra Furniture Hidden Inside

Living in an apartment with limited space? This three-in-one bed transforms based on your needs

Culture Yesterday

Browser Extension Blocks Any Pages That Make You Unhappy

The software can detect your facial movements and prevent content that brings up negative emotions

PSFK LABS REPORT

Future Of Work
Cultivating The Next Generation Of Leaders
NEW

PSFK Op-Ed august 23, 2016

Modern Workplace Culture: No More Fat Cats Or Kissing Ass

Samar Birwadker, CEO & Co-Founder of Good & Co, on designing shared organizational values to optimize employee happiness and success

PSFK Labs august 25, 2016

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: How The Nurturing Of Seeds Will Come To Define The Onboarding Process

Our Future of Work vision is a service that allows companies to assemble and deliver welcome packets that are uniquely focused on the concept of growth

Automotive Yesterday

Reserve Your Parking Spot Before You Even Get Behind The Wheel

A new Ford app allows drivers to select and arrange for a space in a garage to be available at the end of their journey, so they can travel worry-free

Work Yesterday

PSFK’s Workplace Vision: The Desk Is Becoming An Ecosystem Of Satellite Workstations

Our Future of Work vision is an app that frees employees from the tyranny of a static desk

Food Yesterday

A Tiny Amount Of This Powder Could Block All The Bitterness In Food

A new substance made from mushrooms can bond with taste receptors on your tongue to overcome unpleasant flavors

Asia Yesterday

Whimsical Dental Clinic Design Aims To Calm Patient Fears

Cheerful colors and a nod to the comforts of home are design elements tactfully aimed to help people relax

Mobile Yesterday

Messenger Service Only Delivers You Updates Three Times A Day

Formal is a new app designed to help people ignore the constant stream of texts from their phone and focus on what's in front of them

INSIGHTS COVERAGE

Rio Olympics
Innovation Coverage From The Rio Games
READ NOW

Design Yesterday

Movable Vacation House Constructed Using Concrete Boxes

The 4,000 square foot building is made up of modular frames so it can be relocated if needed due to coastline erosion

Design Yesterday

Redesigned Electric Fan Collapses For Easy Storage

Conbox can be kept in pieces and packed away when not in use

Ai Yesterday

LawyerBot Is Now Helping Homeless People Qualify For Government Housing

This robot helps people get out of parking tickets and provides free legal advice to those in need

No search results found.