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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.

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.

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.

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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Live Webinar: Fall in Love with Your Hiring Process

In order to make sure candidates fall in love with your company, you need a simple, structured process. Learn the steps you can take to hire the perfect candidates for your open roles and avoid making a toxic hire.

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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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?

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”.

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 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.

2019 Compensation Best Practices Report

Following a record-year of job growth in 2018, employees now have the tools to research and evaluate employers, and feel empowered to make moves if they don't like what they find. Get the latest trends in compensation, and find out how your organization stacks up.

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.

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.

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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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.

2018 in Talent Acquisition & The 2019 Impact

2019 will certainly have its own set of talent acquisition challenges. This valuable report reflects on key events in 2018 and extracts critical insights to help lay the path forward this year. Get on board or get left behind with these key takeaways.

5 Habits for a Healthy Remote Workforce

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The concept of utilizing remote workforces for low-cost operations is not a new one, yet the vast benefits of this workforce method have been recognized only recently.

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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?

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.

Dice 2018 Recruitment Automation Report

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies are rapidly changing the way many recruit and hire talent. Read Dice's first-ever Recruitment Automation Report to discover how you can employ new, cutting-edge technologies to source and hire tech talent faster.

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.

5 Free Employer Branding Strategies You Can Utilize Right Now

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Embracing “employer brand thinking” is the next evolution to modern recruiting. It helps candidates understand not only what the job and the company is all about, it helps them see the likelihood that they will fit in and be a match to the company’s DNA.

[WHITE PAPER] Lights, Camera, Apply! How to Use Video in your Recruiting Strategy

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As 2018 draws to a close, everyone is reviewing their budgets and action plans for 2019. If you’re wondering what you should be prioritizing when it comes to your recruiting strategy next year, we can tell you right now…video!

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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.

Hard to Hire: Third-Party Recruiting & the State of Talent Acquisition Report

The talent acquisition challenges of today are unparalleled: 90% of survey respondents feel that the current hiring market is more challenging now than in the past! Recruiting as we’ve known it is evolving - how are you keeping ahead of the competition?

4 Reasons to Stop Procrastinating on Building Your Employer Brand Strategy

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Building a strong Employer Brand is vital to the long-term success of any business. The best companies have the best people, and if you can’t attract top talent, you’ll always be a step behind the competition.

How to Use Employer Branding to Showcase Your Company & Culture as a Bootstrapped Startup

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With approximately 543,000 new businesses opening up each month and an unemployment rate that has hit an all-time low — the battle for talent carries forward.

7 Ways Proactive Talent Can Help Build Your Employer Brand Strategy

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Having an established employer brand is crucial to your talent acquisition efforts, especially if your company is interested in top-tiered candidates who can add value real value.

Social Media For Employer Branding: 7 Facebook Hacks You Need To Know

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With over 1.8 billion people using Facebook every month, and an equally mind-blowing 1.23 billion daily active users, Facebook has undoubtedly become an essential channel for talent attraction and recruiting today. On Facebook, your employer brand starts with your Facebook page.

How Recruiters Can Create a Predictable Candidate Pipeline

Even the most experienced recruiting professionals face challenges filling critical roles in their organizations from an inability to establish, nurture and grow a sustainable talent pipeline. Download this eBook to get a jump on sourcing and learn how to build a high performance recruiting pipeline.

The Benefits of Augmenting your Recruiting Team Before Hiring Internally

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When an internal recruitment team is struggling to handle the number of job orders in a timely manner, the knee-jerk solution may be to grow the internal team. More staff means more applicants captured and more hires. Problems solved.

35 Tools Every Sourcer And Recruiter Needs To Know

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If you’re a recruiter or sourcer, do you often find yourself starting your day early or staying up late to coordinate interview scheduling, pull together spreadsheets and reports, or search for tools that can improve your sourcing skills? If you’re a talent acquisition leader or recruiting manager, are you looking to speed up your candidate sourcing and recruiting process while improving your quality of hire? You’re not alone!

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Defining Your Value and Employer Brand Early On

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The employee value proposition (EVP) statement is the centerpiece to any well executed employer brand strategy. Your EVP should encompass the true essence of what it’s like to work for your company -- not only from those who are crafting the EVP, but it should encompass several parts in order to be effective. Most companies start building their employer brand before they even think about the true value of working for their company. Without an EVP you cannot build a successful employer brand.

The Current State of Talent Acquisition at ERE's Fall Conference

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Next week I will be emceeing ERE’s annual conference in New Orleans. To say I'm excited would be an understatement because the theme for the event is something near and dear to my heart. The theme this year, “Transform Your TA Department, Transform Your Business,” speaks volumes as to the current state of talent acquisition and why I started Proactive Talent Strategies.

Newton’s Guide to OFCCP Compliance

For federal contractors, keeping up with OFCCP regulations can be a major challenge when recruiting and hiring. Download our guide to OFCCP compliance and learn the major regulations that you must adhere to.

How to Compete with Google and Facebook for Talent

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Every firm wants to hire the best candidates possible for their firm, yet many firms fall short of this, by making a few mistakes during the hiring process. Hiring culturally fit employees who are willing to say or do anything while at work to agree to the founder’s values is just one of these many mistakes.

4 Reasons to Lean In to Remote Work as a Startup 

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In the last decade alone, technology has evolved to an extent where it is possible to work from a remote location with the help of basic working tools such as a laptop, cell phone, and WiFi connection. While many companies are yet to embrace the concept of remote work environments, start-ups are getting geared to accept this idea willingly mainly because of the plethora of benefits this option provides.

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5 Creative Ways You Can Use Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality For Employer Branding

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You may have heard that virtual reality and augmented reality are the next “big thing” in technology, and how they will revolutionize the way we live, learn, work and play. And they may completely change how we attract, engage and recruit talent in the future as well.

How To Solve The Employer Brand Strategy Ownership Debate

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There is a reason that the employer brand ownership is a never-ending debate that has been a topic of concern. This has a lot to do to the lack of understanding behind who controls the brand of a company, both internal and external. For many organizations, employer branding is a shared responsibility managed between HR, Recruiting, Marketing and Internal Communications with an ultimate ownership by the CEO, who sets the tone for the company’s mission and values.

Your Hidden Weapon: 9 Best Practices for Working with Third-Party Recruiters

Leveraging third-party recruiters has been the golden ticket for many when filling critical roles. Whether seasoned at utilizing third-party search or new to it, this report breaks down how best to use this secret weapon to ensure the best ROI.