Posts by Edward, Author at Rattleberry

Get the most from your interim manager

September 21, 2017

The pressure is on, the you need expertise and you need it fast. You have managed to hire an experienced interim manager to take over that delicately poised programme of work. So, how do you make sure you avoid any of the potential pitfalls like low engagement, lack of influence and growing costs? Don’t worry, there are tried and trusted ways to ensure, as a hiring manager, you get the best out of your time and investment.   I should…

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How We Built Our Interim Manager Panel and Why

September 21, 2017

Here at RattleBerry we often talk about our interim manager panel. Well, some might reasonably ask, what is that and why did you do it?   WHAT?   Our panel are interim managers and consultants we have been working with for many years and over multiple completed engagements. Another source of great talent we farm is referral from other panel members, people they have worked with.   In this way, we forge long-term relationships with the interim managers. We know…

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The RattleBerry interim manager panel - what it can do for you

August 25, 2017

Over the last two years, we have seen a pressing need emerge again and again. The need for rapid access to flexible contract staff with real expertise is a big opportunity for our clients to gain a competitive advantage. Especially in the marketing, product, UX, data and digital functions. And from now on it is the core focus of our recruitment services business. We call this our panel of interim managers. Let me break down what we mean and how we…

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RattleBerry RoundUp - UX Talent Agencies:

August 8, 2016

    Here at RattleBerry, we work with various companies to help them source UX talent, both at the research level and the design level. Often times we do this before they look to hire a strategic agency partner. Therefore we are often asked what agencies are out there who specialise in design thinking. So we thought we would write a post about the guys we know in the market. It is not exhaustive but here goes:

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RattleBerry Roundup - Ad blocking:

July 17, 2016

  Consumers are ultimately selfish and contradictory. They demand content and service of the highest quality, but with minimum cost or no commitment at all in response to it. It's a marketer's worst nightmare and greatest frustration, especially with the rate at which technology is advancing.   One of the frustrating things for us to come out of this overdemanding consumer mindset are ad-blockers; which ultimately put your business opportunities at risk and can make your efforts fruitless. A quick google search show's that it's not hard to get this software, and Google despite making much of its revenue through ads, encourages adblockers, making them available on their own store:

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Seven ways to improve your LinkedIn page immediately:

May 19, 2016

Creating a strong LinkedIn profile nowadays can be crucial to helping you get the job you want. Linkedin is an opportunity to showcase your skills as and brag about why you're the 'best employee and worker there ever was and ever will be'. It's also a key opportunity to demonstrate your personality and attitude as a person, not just a worker. LinkedIn is designed to help you find a job, so just like creating a strong CV, if you're going to use LinkedIn, you need to take it seriously and be willing to put time into it.

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Why You Need to Invest In Business Model Innovation:

May 11, 2016

With the constantly changing and evolving digital and online media market landscape, it pays to not just be one step ahead, but three. There are many ways to do this but almost always does it link to innovation and creative strategies and practices to keep your business one above your competitors. Developing a strategy to achieve this isn't easy, but one of the best ways and most popular means of doing so today is by using a Business Model Innovation Chart. Business model innovation can be described as: "Achieving transformational growth often means changing how you engage with customers. Business model innovation is about fundamentally rethinking your business around a clear—though not always obvious—customer need, then realigning your resources, processes and profit formula with this new value proposition."

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The best platforms for building and hosting your personal website

February 19, 2016

Last week my colleague Katie made a compelling case for why you should have a personal website as a contract hunter or permanent job hunter in 2016. So, if you find yourself in this situation what are the best platforms you can use to build your online profile or portfolio? There are light to heavy solutions out there and we go through our top five below. That should be plenty to get you started. Also, there are industry specific platforms that help as an additional way to promote your own employee brand, we cover those off at the end of the article as well.

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The case for internal innovation - lean and agile or no?

December 18, 2015

  One thing we have come across again and again during our conversations with user experience, project management and digital professionals is the need for small pockets of innovation within large companies. How a few people within teams, either informally or formally have managed to break management thinking and illuminate a new way to build profitable products and customer experiences. We all hear a lot about rapid proto-typing, minimal viable products, the lean start-up method and, the big one, agile development methodology. But how can corporations, with thousands of employees, use the above to build better products and customer experiences?

In category: Agile PMO Thoughts UX
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Head of UX

November 2, 2015

Company Description RattleBerry is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a panel of professionals who work on digital transformation & experience for companies.  We are working with a very large retail group as they embark on a large scale digital transformation programme. They are looking to bring on board a permanent and full-time Head of UX design. If that sounds a little like you then read on and get in touch. Job Description Responsible for researching, planning and designing the…

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