March 15, 2018

Let’s Talk About:

Diversifying Skills from Within and Without

What's the best way for an organization to diversify its skill set?

One way is to evolve from within by creating new roles for existing employees. Years ago, Viget’s User Experience and Front End Development teams emerged from a single Design team. More recently, members of our Front and Back End Development teams branched off to form a new JavaScript Developer role. These formal changes are the result of slow, organic change and a culture of giving employees the freedom to pursue their own specializations.

On the other hand, companies may identify a skill gap that can only be filled by bringing in new talent. Introducing a brand new hire in a brand new role can be uncomfortable at first, but when the right person gets the job, it can be transformative.

Careers at Viget

Community Thoughts on Diversifying Skills from Within and Without...

  1. 1. Your Company’s Future Growth Is Completely Dependent On Talent That Doesn’t Exist. Here’s What You Can Do About It! “This strategy of creating internal talent development processes accomplishes a number of business goals very efficiently… high potentials are identified and put through rigorous development programs.”
  2. 2. Help! We (Think We) Need to Hire a Content Strategist “As the discipline matures and more companies are looking to hire for content strategy, how can companies educate themselves on how to use our specific skills?”
  3. 3. Uncovering the Secret Powers of MailChimp Employees Through Apprenticeships “Apprenticeships help qualified employees develop untapped skills and explore new roles throughout the company, resulting in more diverse and well-rounded teams, happier employees, and a stronger product.”

We believe the best work happens when talented people trust each other enough to be real and take risks — and we’re looking to grow our team!

Know anyone who'd be a great intern? We have openings in the DC metro area, Durham, and Boulder. Find out more at Viget Internships.

Viget Careers

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Falls Church, VA 22046

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Durham, NC 27701

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Boulder, CO 80302

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