Proactive Talent Moves to New HQ, Launches New Recruitment Media Services, and Brings On an Impressive New Team!

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Here We "Grow"

Only three years ago, Proactive Talent consisted of one employee (myself) working out of a single office. Today, we have grown to over 30 employees and have our very own HQ - complete with a full lobby, state-of-the-art recording studio, conference room, private offices, and kitchen! Not only do we have our own building now, but our new hires from across the country have brought in incredible new skillsets, backgrounds, and ideas to the team. As our client list continued to grow, we noticed there was a gap in the services we provided and the full package some of our clients were looking for. We immediately set about finding a way to do this, and I am pleased to share that we are now a full-service recruitment marketing agency with the addition of our media strategies & solutions services. It’s incredible for me to reflect back and realize how far Proactive Talent has come in such a short time. From a new HQ, to many new hires, and bolstered services, Proactive Talent has become the resource for handling all of your employer branding and recruiting needs.

Journey of the Headquarters Remodel

In July, we moved into our own office building and quickly set about remodeling the space. We had an interior designer come in and plan out the space, help us pick out sleek furniture, and refer us to an amazing local artist to add the geometric murals. Our new space allows for collaboration with our employees, private offices for the sales team and consultants to get work done for our clients, as well as space for clients to come and meet with us. While 90% of our team is remote, we realized that having a physical space is key in reinforcing our company culture; here we are able to interact with all teammates (local and remote) to share ideas and collaborate. With our new office, we look forward to continuing our success and the services we offer our clients here in Austin, as well as throughout the US and abroad.

Here is a photo of the conference room before the remodel:

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And here is a photo of our new and improved space - perfect for video conferencing with our remote teammates and clients!

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Proactive Talent’s Recruitment Media Services and Solutions

Proactive Talent specializes in modernizing your recruiting strategy and helping you prepare for the workforce of the future. Our holistic approach means we have a wide range of services from OnDemand Recruiting, Employer Branding, to Recruiting Optimization, Video Production and Training. To build on that, today we are excited to announce that we will now be offering Recruitment Media Strategies & Solutions.

With our Recruitment Media Services, we now offer clients advanced recruitment media strategy and technology-based solutions by intaking your critical recruitment goals and objectives to plan, prescribe, execute and optimize the best digital marketing and advertising strategies for our clients. Data and analytics drive decision-making and power smarter, more productive marketing strategies. From targeted social advertising to programmatic—we’ve got you covered! Working with us can save you time, effort and deliver more ROI for your recruitment media budget. Our media team has worked with some of the world’s top employers in the past, such as: Microsoft, Mayo Clinic, Best Buy, and PepsiCo. Proactive Talent is dedicated to helping you and your company achieve new levels of success. We are a company with a start-up energy, backed by decades of expertise and knowledge.

The Proactive Talent Tribe

A brand-new remodeled office and new full-service media agency solution is not even the most exciting thing happening at Proactive Talent. I'm pleased to announce some new leaders who have joined our growing future-of-work-modeled community of freelance practitioners:

James Ellis, based in Chicago and former Head of Global Employer Brand at Groupon will be joining us as a Lead Consultant, Employer Branding. I can't wait to see the things we do together. If you haven't yet, check out his podcast, The Talent Cast. It's good.

Courtney Gilbert Lane former talent and organizational development leader from Baylor Scott & White recently joined us as a Lead Consultant, Recruiting Optimization. She is focused on our largest healthcare clients. She's only been here a week and has already blown me and our new clients away. She's based in our HQ in Cedar Park, TX.

Ryan Affolter joins us as our Manager, Media Strategy & Solutions. I worked with Ryan back in our SuccessFactors/Jobs2Web days and he's one of the best recruitment advertising folks I've ever had the pleasure of working with and I'm excited to be building out this new media and advertising service from the ground up with him. He’s based in the Minneapolis area.

In Portland, Beth Carter recently joined us back in June as an Employer Brand Strategist and she’s also helping run our content marketing. We also added a Sales & Marketing Intern this month, Elena Moeller, who is working with us while she completes her bachelor’s degree at nearby St. Edward’s University. In addition, we’ve also added more than 15 new recruiters across the US and Canada helping to augment our clients’ recruiting teams to hire amazing talent.

Not even three years ago, this was a company of one and we are now more than 30 people strong and growing. We've helped companies as small as 2-person startups hire their first 20 employees, to large enterprises like General Electric transform their entire employer brand. With so many new and exciting changes, you can be one of the first to know by subscribing to our newsletter or following us on Instagram and Facebook! We are always eager to engage with industry friends, potential and curious clients, as well as connect with those who are interested in joining the Proactive Talent Tribe. I’m very excited to see how the company continues to grow in the next couple months and years!

Will Staney

Will is the Founder and Principal Consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC and the former Head of Global Talent Acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio andGlassdoor. Prior to that he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMwareSuccessFactors and SAPwhere he lead strategic programs includingemployer brandingsourcing strategy, recruiting operations and systems process design.

During his over 7 years as a recruiting practitioner, after 10 years in sales and marketing, he developed a passion for building what he calls "modern recruiting machines". He would push innovation from the inside, execute on his vision, and once it was realized he would pass the torch on to those he had mentored and move on to his next challenge. He was destined to start a consultancy so he could help as many companies as possible adopt a more proactive recruiting strategy with community in mind.

In his free time, Will enjoys riding his motorcycle, trying out the newest gadgets, and spending time with his two kids, Foster and Felicity.