Pearl Collective and Interior Talent Offer Design Professionals a Roadmap for Hiring & Competing for Top Talent

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Pearl Collective and Interior Talent Offer Design Professionals a Roadmap for Hiring & Competing for Top Talent

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Denver, CO, November 1, 2022—As part of its continued mission to help interior design professionals become more successful, Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching and Consulting, in partnership with Interior Talent, a leading architectural and design recruiting firm, offers design professional and firms an up-to-the-minute understanding of how to find, attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive environment.

The Hiring & Competing for Top Talent Challenge is presented as three one-hour live presentations with Gail Doby, co-founder of Pearl Collective, and Ken Roberts, principal of Interior Talent. Each one-hour session covers a separate topic: Day 1—Compete for and win top talent; Day 2—How to find and attract top talent; and Day 3—How to retain top talent in a competitive environment. Each session takes place 12:00 noon – 1 pm Eastern Time.

“Talent acquisition and retention is at the forefront of almost all designers’ minds,” notes Doby, “Finding the best talent for your company is essential to the success of your business and the well-being of your team. To understand ​​how to find candidates who fit your business, culture and team dynamics is one part of the equation; retaining all your best talent in the current climate is another. Learning strategies for both are what designers have an edge on the competition will give.”

Pearl Collective recently released initial findings from their months-long survey titled, 2022 Interior Designer Survey on Fees, Salaries and Competing for Talent. On the topics of hiring and compensation, they found 62% of those surveyed said there was a lack of available applicants for open positions. Equally highly ranked, 62% of business owners also said that applicants who applied for positions at their firm were not qualified, while 48% said that applicants were not a good fit for open positions and/or the firms’ culture not. In addition, 42% indicated that applicants seek higher salaries than what is offered.

Roberts understands the challenges facing design firms. His company has been helping creative businesses recruit and retain exceptional employees for 20 years. “It’s as challenging a hiring environment as I’ve seen,” he says. “Understanding what is meaningful to you and motivating potential candidates is key. Knowing how to differentiate yourself so that candidates want to join your team is the next level. And having an understanding of how much and what kind of compensation you can offer is essential.”

To help with these processes, participants will learn how to implement top interviewing tactics; received onboarding tools for new employees; and take away best practices in employee retention that will help both current and new team members.

Registration is now open until November 15thst. The cost for the three-day program is $198, which includes the full results of the just completed 2022 Survey on Fees, Salaries and Competition for Talentavailable immediately after the Challenge ends.

A portion of the proceeds from the Hiring & Competing for Top Talent Challenge goes to the Design Leadership Foundation whose mission is to ensure a culture of diversity, equality and inclusion within the fields of architecture and design. DLF believes that everyone should be able to imagine themselves in the professional fields of architecture and design at a young age, regardless of their race, gender, creed or background. The DLF seeks to create new opportunities and exposure for historically marginalized and vulnerable groups to better unite the world of design.

In addition to Inside Talent, the Hiring & Competition for Top Talent sponsors include Client Expander, Accounting Frontier, Stemper & Associates, Business of Home, Furniture Lighting & Decor, High Point Market Authority and The Home Trust. Referral partners are Christina Juarez & Company, High Point x Design, Lexington Home Brands, Return on Interiors and TMM The Media Matters.

About Pearl Collective

Pearl Collective, formerly known as Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting, offers one-on-one VIP coaching and consulting services to professional designers and firms, mastermind groups for CEOs and leadership teams, online courses and programming, business tools and documents, and live events around the world. the US and internationally. Firms from startups to those with seven-figure-plus incomes have realized transformational growth in sales, profitability, and professional and personal satisfaction. Using highly developed and strategic financial, marketing, organizational and human resources assessments, Pearl Collective paves the way for clients to radically improve their businesses, achieve financial success, achieve business and personal goals and more to work efficiently. Doby’s background in both interior design and business finance provides the foundation for how many of the top design firms and practitioners now approach the business of doing business. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.

About Inner Talent

At Interior Talent, we understand the ever-changing needs of the modern employment industry. We bring a depth of industry expertise and relationships gained over our 20 years of service to the architecture and design industries. Our goal is to help our clients hire and retain the right people, while ensuring they develop key retention techniques for their entire team. We understand that hiring talent and making a career change is an important decision. Our team is with you throughout the process, providing discretion, solutions, advice and support to employers and employees. We have a deep appreciation for the industries we work in and the impact they have on people’s lives. This appreciation translates into a unique approach to long-term partnerships where we focus on the happiness and success of all involved. Our services cover the architecture, design, engineering, retail and manufacturing industries.

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