• The Road to Employee Engagement

    August 21, 2017

    There is a lot of buzz these days about employee engagement, though it is often confused with employee satisfaction. True engagement centers on an employee’s level of psychological investment in the organization—how connected they feel to the company and its mission. For many in-house agencies, …

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  • Designing a Human Space

    May 22, 2017

    “What’s the vision?” That is the question my CEO asked when our move team shared the initial floor plans for our new corporate office space. Sure, we’d visited tech giants around the globe and had seen trendy offices with hot desks, graphics, beanbag chairs, and nooks for employees to work. And our …

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  • Five Reasons to Attend HDL 2017

    March 13, 2017

    Once you enter the professional world, opportunities for ongoing education can be few and far between. No matter how proud you are of your experience or degree, we all need to stay fresh. That’s why a trip to the HOW Design Live conference could be just the thing to inspire your work and boost your …

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  • The Latest in Package Design

    January 17, 2017

    Each year, the packaging design experts at The Dieline round up the best consumer product package designs and forecast the latest trends in their annual report. This year, we’re thrilled to share an exclusive preview of our findings with the IHAF community, specifically two emerging trends in …

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  • The Ultimate Guide to Membership

    January 09, 2017

    • by IHAF Staff

    With the planning and prep that typically happen at the start of a new year, this week’s webinar on how to optimize your membership with IHAF is well timed. The one-hour session is not only intended to orient our newest members, but to inform those who have been tire kicking as well!

    The …

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  • Happy New Year from our Board Chairman

    January 03, 2017

    Happy new year and warm wishes from the IHAF Board, as we welcome 2017!

    If you’re like me, the new calendar has you thinking about what you might do better or differently in the year to come. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, swear a little less, or get to work earlier, making meaningful …

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  • The Physics of Change

    December 19, 2016

    You can learn a lot about change by observing nature. As physical beings, we behave in much the same way as the rest of the physical universe. Take the three laws of motion, for instance. Newton showed how an object at rest (in the case of this post, a person) tends to stay at rest unless put into …

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  • Behind the Scenes at HOW Design Live 2017

    October 03, 2016

    If you follow HOW Design Live on Twitter @HOWDesign_live or Facebook, you already know we’ve been working hard to put the finishing touches on an exciting new agenda for next year’s HOW Design Live. On May 2-6, 2017, we return to the Grand Hyatt in Chicago where we’ll roll-out an assortment of …

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  • Why Is My Job Req Still Open?

    May 16, 2016

    Two expressions often come to mind in my day as a creative recruiter: “Time kills all deals,” and “Numbers don’t lie.”

    Right now, with a strong economy, unemployment around 5% and great candidates getting snapped up faster than you can say “You’re hired,” some organizations find their job reqs  …

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  • A New Member’s Perspective on Professional Development

    May 02, 2016

    I met IHAF Board Chair Mark Gibson late last year at the 2015 HOW Design Live Conference in Chicago. Mark was attending the conference in support of IHAF and two members of his in-house agency at State Farm Insurance creative team who were presenting a session on how to increase influence in house. …

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