Can This Hiring Trend Work for Your Small Architecture Firm?
Talent recruitment and management in architecture is changing at a record pace. For small firm leaders who struggle to retain or attract key team members, offering the flexibility of remote employment can tip the scales. But how can firm leaders effectively manage from a distance? What are the pros and cons of this emerging trend?
Join CVG's CEO, Todd Reding, for lessons learned from small architecture firms who are navigating this staffing model. In Part One of this two-part series, Todd discusses the employer perspective of this arrangement with Kari Sebern, principal of Sebern Structural Services, who leads a growing engineering firm based in Panora, Iowa with a remote employee in Denver.
Stay tuned for Part Two (date TBD), at which Todd will speak with a remote employee architect about his perspective on this new hiring model.
Learn about contract details, technology advancements, management tactics, and questions from attendees about how this all works. If you've been considering staffing remotely, or are struggling with a remote arrangement, you won't want to miss this conversation!
Todd L. Reding
President and CEO, Charrette Venture Group
Todd has served in many roles in both the private sector and non-profit organizations. While serving as the Vice President for Alumni and Development at Grinnell College, he earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He was named the President and CEO of ASI Signage Innovations in 2008 and in 2011 he was among the first employees of the software startup, FunnelWise. Today he remains a senior advisor to the company, while also serving in his role at Charrette Venture Group. Todd is also an Adjunct Lecturer on Entrepreneurialism at the University of Iowa and chair of the board of trustees of Grinnell Regional Medical Center.
Kari Sebern, P.E.
Principal, Sebern Structural Services
Sebern Structural Services, PLLC (s-cube) is a full service structural engineering company located in Iowa and Colorado. Since its start in February of 2010, s-cube has prided itself on excellent customer service and efficient design. Kari Sebern, P.E. founded s-cube as an opportunity to provide local structural engineering support central and western Iowa and in 2018 expanded to Colorado. s-cube provides consulting services from project inception to construction completion or as each individual project warrants. The s-cube team brings a unique perspective to each project with experience ranging from complex high rise lateral designs to deck designs. Services vary from full scale Revit models to hand sketches.