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Whole-Person Hiring: What’s Next in Talent Acquisition

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As a lead consultant for Proactive Talent , I help companies maximize their hiring solutions in a process we call Recruitment Optimization. While AI and machine learning will help our industry in incredible ways, I believe that the future of recruiting must include “whole-person hiring.”.

The Gatekeepers Part II: Why a Positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters

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Welcome to the second blog in my series, The Gatekeepers: Why a positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters. In this blog, I’ll focus on an essential piece of The Gatekeeper approach: the candidate. If you missed my first blog, take a peek here before reading this one.

3 Tips for Recruiting During the Holidays

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As the holiday season approaches, it’s likely you’ve started planning the perfect dinner, shopping for that ugly Christmas sweater, and discussing New Year’s shenanigans. But how does a recruiter get a candidate through the entire hiring process with limited time left in the year?

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Hiring Veterans: Is it right for you and what’s the secret?

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There are so many incredibly talented veterans out there. They are leaders, loyal, and can produce results that add so much value to companies, but many civilian interviewers don’t know how to talk to veterans and companies aren’t sure how to translate their skills and experiences

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

9 Reasons Why OnDemand Recruiting Beats Other Recruiting Models

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It’s no secret that the ebb and flow of hiring during periods of company growth can be chaotic.

Modern Recruitment Marketing Strategies

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As 2019 propels forward, recruiting leaders and talent acquisition teams have much to consider and prioritize when it comes to recruitment marketing. Questions about budgeting, candidate channels, and media can be overwhelming, especially when trying to track all this activity.

Why Talent Communities Have Failed Until Now

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Talent communities are a hub where candidates can submit their resume or contact information to a company without committing to a specific position–a way to raise your hand as a candidate to learn more about the company culture and be notified as future opportunities arise.

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The Gatekeepers: Why a Positive Recruiting Philosophy Matters

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In a world where candidates have more power in the hiring process than ever before, companies need to hire differently than just a few years ago. From my personal experience in the recruiting industry, I've found that taking a positive approach to recruiting makes a difference.

Employer Brand 101: What is employer branding and how to get started

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If you’re a large corporation or a startup, have a weak employer brand, or don’t even know what an employer brand is, have no fear! This blog will cover it all. But before we continue, there’s one important term you need to know: Employee Value Proposition. Employee Value Proposition (EVP).

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

How to Get More Women to Apply to Your Job Postings

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In the interest of Women’s History Month, we’re tackling an issue that is very near and dear to our hearts: female job applicants. This is an incredibly relevant topic as more and more companies are (finally) starting to understand the need for a move toward diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

The Gatekeepers Part III: Why a positive recruiting philosophy matters

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In the final blog of my Gatekeeper series, I want to tackle one of the toughest barriers in shifting your recruitment model to a Gatekeeper approach: hiring leaders and executives.

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How to Build an Employer Brand Budget

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In my opinion, there are two groups of companies out there who have yet to put together a formal budget for employer branding: 1. Those that do not understand the importance of employer branding , and therefore don’t prioritize or fund it at all.

How to Take a Consultative Approach to Hiring Manager Relationships

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As a Talent Acquisition Leader, I am often coaching and seeking to inspire my teams to become more consultative with their hiring manager relationships.

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The Road Map to Improving the "Quality of Hire" in Your Organization

Speaker: Matt Craven, Talent Acquisition Project Manager, Schneider Electric

Hiring the right people and creating a strong and productive workforce is critical to the success of any organization. Likewise, bad hiring decisions will stifle an organization’s ability to expand and impact their bottom line financially. How does an organization minimize their risk? What steps do they take to improve the “quality of hire”? Most importantly, how do you measure change in quality of hire? In the end, it’s not about finding a body to fill an open requisition; it’s about bringing a person in who will be skilled, engaged, and committed. Join Schneider Electric Talent Acquisition Project Manager Matt Craven to learn how you can improve your quality of hire and bottom line.

Building a Recruitment Engine for UT Health East Texas

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How UT Health East Texas Partnered with Proactive Talent to Build a Recruiting Machine from the Ground Up. The UT Health East Texas (UTHET) medical group provides care to thousands of patients through a network of quality medical practitioners.

Employer Brand Is About the Business (Not Just Recruiting)

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Think about a great hire. Think about the employee who referred them. Think about the HRBP who approved the req. Think about the Compensation Specialist who approved the leveling and salary band.

9 Reasons Why OnDemand Recruiting Beats Other Recruiting Models

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It’s no secret that the ebb and flow of hiring during periods of company growth can be chaotic.

Q&A With New Proactive Talent Lead Consultant, Turner Johnson

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We want to introduce you to Turner Johnson, Lead Consultant focused on Recruiting Optimization and OnDemand Recruiting engagements for our clients, and the newest member of the Proactive Talent tribe! Turner is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and officially came onboard with us in September.

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

How to Build Brand Ambassadors from Employees

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Building a brand ambassador program can be a powerful tool you should already be utilizing to help improve your Employer Brand.

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Why a Thoughtfully Designed Recruitment Process is Important

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Hiring professionals the world over are well-aware of the importance of an established recruitment process. They also know that a good recruitment and selection process can make or break the organization.

23 Tools to Help Manage Your Remote Workforce + Our Personal Toolbox

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We live in a world with futuristic technologies being created by the day, some that have helped connect teams from all over the world through the means of online applications.

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Talent Assessment Tools: Why use them, when to use them, and a few we love

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Since the dawn of civilization, when the first givers of work had more than one doer of work to choose from, measuring capabilities, skills, or fit for a job has been a part of the selection process. If you don’t believe me, just google “Han Dynasty employee testing”.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Q&A: Meet Lead Consultant James Ellis!

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We want to introduce you to James Ellis, our Lead Employer Branding Consultant and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! James is based in Chicago and came onboard with us in September.

5 Reasons Your Career Site Should Be Mobile-optimized

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If you don’t already have a career site that is optimized for mobile, you’re a little behind the times. But don’t worry, it’s not too late! If you’re not sure why having a mobile-friendly career site is important, let us break it down for you.

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7 Secrets of Companies Who Are Unexpectedly Winning the Talent Fight

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There are plenty of “obvious” candidates for companies who are doing amazing things to attract, hire and retain great talent within their business. They show up on the pages of HBR, Fast Company and Forbes, either filling our news feeds or staring at us from magazine covers on airport newsstands.

The Core of a Strong Employer Brand

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We’ve probably spilled a gallon of digital ink talking about where your employer brand comes from (spoiler: it already exists - it’s the perception prospects put together about you based on all the interactions they have with your brand). But those interactions don’t come out of the blue.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Social Media Secrets You’ll Wish You Had Known

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Social media now plays a huge role in the HR industry, especially when it comes to recruiting and attracting talent. However, this may bring a few questions to mind that we hope to help you answer. Such as, how can you be more intentional about social?

Social Media For Employer Branding: 7 Tips To Promote Your Employer Brand On LinkedIn

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With more than 500 million members in over 200 countries and territories, LinkedIn is no doubt one of the world’s largest social and professional networking sites, making it a great talent attraction channel to add to your recruitment marketing machine.

How To Convince Your C-Suite That Employer Branding Really Matters

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Are you having trouble convincing your C-Suite they should be prioritizing your company’s employer brand? Do you feel like a fish swimming upstream on this?

How a Healthy Company Culture Can Affect Your Employer Brand

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In today’s strong economy, employers are struggling to set themselves apart from the competition. Companies, now more than ever, need to focus on building a strong workplace culture, which is increasingly more important for job seekers as they weigh their numerous options.

Overcoming 3 Candidate Journey Challenges

Speaker: Meghan M. Biro, CEO & Founder, TalentCulture

The future of work includes how to effectively incorporate automation and AI in your workplace, but that is not all that it's about. For HR and recruiting teams, the future of work also includes how they can upgrade their current talent and employee experiences. The three common challenges in this journey are initial outreach, onboarding, and career mobility. Join TalentCulture CEO & Founder Meghan M. Biro to learn how to navigate the talent journey from beginning to end, with the help of modern HR and recruiting strategies and automation.

How to Build Company Culture with a Remote Workforce

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The primary goal of running a company is to achieve sustainable results from employees that work for you. While results are crucial to the survival of employers, they can only be achieved when there is a solid company culture in place.

Maximizing Your Recruitment Marketing with Programmatic

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Say you and your friend both own the exact same Dodge Ram pick-up truck, but one of you uses it to tow a boat to the lake and the other uses it for mostly inner-city commuting. You’re going to have drastically different MPGs, but it isn’t due to the vehicle, it’s because of the way it was driven.

Q&A: Meet Courtney Lane!

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We want to introduce you to Courtney Lane, our new Lead Recruiting Consultant and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! Courtney is based in Austin and came onboard with us in August. We did a quick Q&A session with her so you can get to know her a little bit and understand what she brings to the table for Proactive Talent. Where have you worked in the past and what led you to Proactive Talent?

Proactive Talent Q&A: Meet Lead Consultant, Dan Medlin!

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Meet Dan Medlin, our new Lead Recruiting Consultant, and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! Dan is based in the Austin area and came onboard with us just a few weeks ago.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.