How to Get More Women to Apply to Your Job Postings

How to Get More Women to Apply to Your Job Postings

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. Critical initiatives like this always start with small shifts. You may be surprised at how simply changing the way you write your job postings can greatly affect how many female applicants you receive, and therefore how much closer you are to meeting your diversity goals.

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Make Better Choices: How Employer Branding Helps Recruiting by Making Your Decisions Obvious

Make Better Choices:  How Employer Branding Helps Recruiting by Making Your Decisions Obvious

When it comes to your employer brand, how do you choose what video to make? Or what to tweet? Or what new tool to buy? If you've been to a conference lately, you've seen how many new companies are popping up to help you "strengthen your employer brand" or "attract better talent." We live in a time when there is an abundance of choices to be made about how to achieve your business objectives and talent goals.

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How I Learned to Take Criticism Constructively

How I Learned to Take Criticism Constructively

If you’d ask me a year ago how well I took criticism, I would probably just have nervously laughed and admitted I would rather cut lemons with paper cuts than have my work critiqued. If this sounds like you, don’t be alarmed, you’re not alone. Many people our age struggle with criticism, especially in the workplace. I know I did. However, I discovered that while workplace criticism may seem like confrontation, most of the time it’s your peers trying to help you improve, not drag you down. This is not always easy, and we must admit to ourselves that we can be too sensitive when it comes to our own work. Though it’s natural to be defensive in the face of criticism, it holds us back from improving our work and becoming better contributors.

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

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

We want to introduce you to Dan Medlin, our new Lead Recruiting Consultant, and one of the newest members of the Proactive Talent tribe! Dan is based in Austin and came onboard with us just a few weeks ago. We did a quick Q&A session with him so you can get to know him a little bit and understand what he brings to the table for Proactive Talent and our clients.

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Why a Thoughtfully Designed Recruitment Process is Important

Why a Thoughtfully Designed Recruitment Process is Important

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. This is because they bring in one of the most important resources of any organization – the employees. Hiring high-caliber employees can effectively drive the company towards success and help attain its business goals. However, companies that don’t take the time and effort to create an effective yet streamlined process to assess those candidates will have a hard time in the current hiring climate.

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

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

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. As a 90% remote-based company ourselves, we see the value in utilizing specific tools to stay connected, stay on task, and stay productive. Listed below are 23 such tools that can help both employers and teammates gain the benefits of working from a remote location without having to compromise on quality. We’ll also share our own toolbox with you. 

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Social Media Secrets You’ll Wish You Had Known

Social Media Secrets You’ll Wish You Had Known

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? How can you optimize social media so you are getting the most of it and not wasting your time? How can you target the kind of candidates you are looking for? Well, for starters, it’s helpful to know what kind of audience is on each platform so you can tailor your content to what’s most relevant and interesting to them.

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Maximizing Your Recruitment Marketing with Programmatic

Maximizing Your Recruitment Marketing with Programmatic

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. While you have the same vehicle (technology) the goals and objectives are much different (outcomes).

You can apply the same thought to recruitment advertising. Employers have vastly varying recruitment needs from the hard-to-fill nature of high-tech and medical science to the high volume hiring of retail, service workers and warehouse employees.

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