Monday Jun 17, 2024

Mitch Clements on Scaling Design Teams & Hiring Senior Talent

Senior Product Design Manager and respected UX community contributor Mitch Clements shares how he created an attentive, fair, and effective hiring process to scale his 26-person (and counting!) design team at Encino. UX hiring managers and job seekers will appreciate Mitch's reflections on:

  • Lessons learned on screening and interviewing candidates in a crowded market, from entry level to advanced practitioners
  • The necessity of implementing a career architecture framework and standardized assessment rubrics to streamline the process and set expectations
  • The importance of empathy, communication, transparency in creating a high quality hiring experience
  • What Mitch looks for when hiring senior designers/IC’s and design managers
  • Why portfolios should NOT be a requirement for applications!
  • How posting on LinkedIn can help hiring managers attract design candidates
  • Optimistic predictions for a resurgence of UX hiring… sometime down the road


Episode transcript

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