1. How long have you been in design, and when was the first time you got started with hiring designers?
  2. Does HR create the pool or you have your pool? What happens from identifying a candidate to actually starting the interview process? How do referrals play a role in your hiring?
  3. What is your typical hiring process? How has to changed over time?
  4. How do you maintain diversity? Is it a conscious effort or you find right balance of talent organically.
  5. Do you encourage internships?
  6. What is a deal breaker for you? Attitude or aptitude?
  7. What is you favourite interview question?
  8. What are the 3 qualities you look for in a designer while hiring? What has been your success rate?
  9. What are your 2 biggest challenges while hiring designers? Why?
  10. Whom would you mainly hold responsible for the talent in the India? Why?
  11. What according to you are aspirations of designer in India. From Junior to Mid to Senior level talent?
  12. What promises you make them, so they work with you and for your organisation? How important is being good pay masters? Are ESOPs good incentive for mid to senior level folks.
  13. Do you see brain drain w.r.t design talent happening in India?
  14. You started seeing some good work showcased at DesignUp and other conferences? What is the role of these conferences and do you see any ROI w.r.t talent improvement? Can we have some metrics to measure that? Have you given any thought around it? Any plans for this year?