Recruitment is a very high expense in Interior Design firms, what is the secret to keeping your talent happy and engaged?
On February 21, join a free webinar for an expert-led presentation by Melissa Van Loon, Co-Founder and Marketing & Operations Specialist at WORKBENCH, a company that specializes in providing expertise in marketing and operations within the interior design and architecture industries.
Melissa will speak to how your HR practices can both keep costs down and your team fulfilled – starting with company culture through thoughtful and well-planned onboarding of new employees. Melissa will also discuss the key to work-life balance through managing OT and project workload. The final piece of the presentation is focused on reviews and professional development. All of these points are key to staff retention and a healthy and happy work environment.
With 25 years of experience in these fields, Melissa has held senior management positions with notable firms such as II BY IV Design and Powell & Bonnell, among others.
Melissa’s career journey began in the travel industry in the 1990s when she opened the first stores for Flight Centre in Canada. Over nearly a decade, she played a crucial role in expanding Flight Centre’s global presence. During her time there, she gained valuable experience in business operations, marketing, and new business development.
Following her successful career in the travel industry, Melissa shifted her focus to the field of interior design. While she is not a designer herself, Melissa possesses expertise in marketing and operations, offering a unique perspective to creative businesses. She leveraged her experience from running and marketing retail businesses and applied those successes to the world of interior design.
Melissa Van Loon’s career trajectory demonstrates her adaptability and her ability to contribute to various industries by providing strategic insights and expertise in marketing and operations. Her role as a co-founder of WORKBENCH further underscores her commitment to helping creative businesses thrive in the competitive marketplace.