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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New Years Eve Reflections on 2018

New Years Eve Reflections on 2018

The end of the year never ceases to be a time of beautifully orchestrated chaos. Deals are closed, payrolls settled, and Secret Santa gifts have been given. While there is usually a method to the madness at the end of the year and it’s natural to get focused on what is to come, it’s also a great time to be thankful and reflect on the past year and how we got to the present. As we are busy preparing for 2019, we wanted to take the time to share our progress and be thankful for our journey this year, contemplate on the present, and thoughtfully plan for the coming year.

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

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

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”. And while the way we assess someone’s potential for success in a job has greatly changed since 1000 BC, our need for tools to help guide our people picking process has remained.

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5 Habits for a Healthy Remote Workforce

5 Habits for a Healthy Remote Workforce

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. An increasing number of companies have started choosing this approach over working in an office environment mainly due to benefits such as flexibility and lower investments in infrastructure. However, many of the firms who have recently implemented the remote workforce culture are still struggling to understand the best ways to implement healthy habits for their remote working environments.

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2018 Proactive Talent Company Retreat Recap

2018 Proactive Talent Company Retreat Recap

On November 12th we celebrated our third anniversary as a company. To celebrate this exciting milestone and bring us together as a team, we organized a company retreat and brought in all of our core team (consultants and business operations teammates) from around the country to put our heads together for a week of work and fun. Though our headquarters is in Austin, our team is about 90% remote. Here at Proactive, we know how important company culture is to the success of the business, so every year we practice what we preach to our clients by hosting a company retreat in order to get to know each other better and combine our efforts. As a mostly remote company, we understand the importance of coming together to hear all perspectives in order to strive for continuous improvement.

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