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Getting your Documentation Team Seen and Appreciated

Image for Getting your Documentation Team Seen and Appreciated PostAs Tech Writers advance through their career, they are not prepared to market their documentation department, but as their roles grow in the company, they often need to be Tech Comm Marketers to ensure their department survives.

In his article, How to Market a Documentation Department, Robert King discusses how to market a documentation department, providing how-to information that could be helpful to those who find themselves in this position. He provides seven ways to market documentation team services to internal and external customers:

  1. Quality of your goods and services
  2. Stepping out of the box for your customers
  3. Saying yes to your customers
  4. Connecting with your customers
  5. Telling about yourself
  6. Showing Value Added
  7. Your full documentation team

As he adeptly points out, being a Tech Comm Marketer can be very exciting or frustrating, successful or disastrous, but it’s about effort and persistence that will pay off with new opportunities, not only for the Tech Writer, but the entire documentation department.

Read How to Market a Documentation Department and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. Are you doing the same marketing services to your customer?

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Why Staffing Through a Recruiter Makes Sense

8th April 2015 Posted in Blog, Hiring, Human Resources (HR), Staffing 0 Comments

image for Why Staffing Through A Recruiter Makes SenseThe economy is gaining steam. Unemployment rates are dropping. Companies are hiring again. In today’s job market, there are lots of companies looking for great people with specialized skills.

The hiring process can be costly and time consuming. Finding the right match for an open position can be a challenge. It makes more sense than ever that businesses should invest in finding the right person to work in their respective company.

In her article, The ROI (Return on Investment) on Using an Outside Recruiter, Meredith Mcghan explains the benefits of using an outside recruiter, including time savings, predictable costs, and finding the A-list candidates companies want most. She makes a strong argument for the potentially high ROI of using an outside recruiter compared to tying up what may be limited in-house resources.

Read The ROI (Return on Investment) and then leave a comment here with your thoughts. What benefits have you enjoyed in using an outside placement firm? Did you feel like you had a strong ROI in doing so? What would you do differently? 

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