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.
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.
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.
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.
New Years is by far my favorite time of the year. It's a time for reflection on the past and excitement and hope for what's to come in the new year. In that spirit, I wanted to write this post to reflect on our company, which has evolved in many wonderful ways in the last year, as well as update our friends, clients, and partners on some exciting company updates for 2018.