Isrid


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ISRID is a boutique, owner-run recruitment and business consultancy, based in Amsterdam. ISRID serves and influences a large, high-quality and fast growing network in the fashion and luxury retail industry. I globally connect brands, talent, technologists, academies and creators to their future collaborators.

With this blog, ISRID shares thoughts and perspectives that allow brands and talent in the creative industry to connect on unique opportunities, creative culture and sustainable future goals.

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The old world comes to a standstill. Join the new beginning.

Disasters bring out the best in people. The current disruption and economic standstill has put a strong call on me to consider what concrete steps I can take right now to serve my network.
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Diversity recruiting and the danger of unconscious bias.

The evidence is clear that companies that can effectively recruit and manage a diversity workforce have a clear competitive advantage.
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Bas Kosters - Owner & Designer Bas Kosters Studio. "People should be genuine, now that’s a truth I believe in"

“Sometimes an internal struggle is going on due to various ambitions. On one hand there is the need to make money which in turn allows me the freedom to explore my fantasy and creativity. I feel gratitude towards both.
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Luxury as an experience

“The future of luxury will not only be in luxury goods, but also in luxury experiences” In this article I share examples of this approach and how this is completely related to the demands of candidates. Traditional recruitment needs to change: Let's build relationships, not collect resumes.
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Pontsteiger Sessies | Koen Schobbers

‘Gaming on the rise: Insights for business and parenting’ Koen Schobbers kreeg als eerste esporter in 2017 de topsport status van het AMC om zijn Geneeskunde studie te kunnen combineren met zijn professional gaming carrière. Met dertien jaar ervaring in gaming, waarvan elf als professional gamer, is hij een bekende influencer in de esports markt. Koen is anchorman van het programma ’Inside esports’ op FOX-Sports, esports expert van NOS Langs de Lijn en stichtend lid van de atleten commissie van de Internationale Esports Federatie. Tegenwoordig is Koen een belangrijke speler op het gebied van gaming & esports educatie, consultancy en hosting. Een van zijn projecten draait om het geven van educatie aan ouders en kinderen. Zijn boek ‘’Het Gamend Kind’’ zal begin volgend jaar uitkomen.
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Why the fashion and luxury industry needs a business ecosystem

My new article about why I promote business ecosystems for our industry: Even with the best in-house talent and innovation process, companies cannot come up with the best ideas on their own. That’s why a complete innovation ecosystem requires collaboration with external innovators.
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Pontsteiger Sessies | Sjoukje Bierma

As a connection engineer, ISRID is dedicated to design inspirational group sessions and conversations to share thoughts and insights. Named after ISRID’s unique workspace with amazing view, in the Pontsteiger building at the IJ river - Amsterdam. Pontsteiger Sessies are boutique events. Per session, ISRID works with a curated guest list.
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Is fashion losing her creative status?

Is the fashion industry still an ecosystem for creativity and innovation and I wonder; do we still need designers
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Charlotte Caspers - Artist and Fine Art Restorer | "I don't follow trends but I do love nice things"

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3 ideas for a ‘woke’ talent acquisition

Is your talent acquisition aligned for 2020? In last week's article I shared 3 ideas for a 'woke' recruitment strategy and partnership. ISRID Agency can help change, grow and secure the quality of your talent and employer reputation. Feel free to reach out for a free scan&consult session.
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Christiaan Klein Pauw – VP & Creative Director Pauw Amsterdam BV. "It's all about customer convenience"

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Leslie Holden - Head of Fashion and Design AMFI. "We need more brave companies"

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Annemarie van Gaal. Entrepreneur, investor and tv personality. "Stories of struggle and victory"’

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Connecting Fashion with Tech

What will be the most coveted skill of the future? Creativity! Isrid on a mission to connect | Fashion Tech Series
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