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We help companies modernize their recruiting strategy.


Launched in 2015, Proactive Talent is a modern talent strategy consulting and staffing company based out of Austin, TX. We're a coalition of freelance Recruiting and Talent Brand practitioners. As former Talent Acquisition and Talent Branding leaders, every one of us has been in the position of our clients and we work with our clients as an extension of their team, in order to help them attract and hire the best talent. Our ability to scale and partner closely with our clients is what really sets us apart from competitors. With a very holistic approach, our goal is to help clients build a modern recruiting strategy and empower them to become self-sufficient in the long run.

We specialize in everything recruiting, from Employer Branding, Recruiting Optimization, OnDemand Recruiting™ to Training and Advisory. Our clients include enterprise companies like GE Digital, Vanguard, Motel6, GoDaddy, and Realtor.com as well as fast-growing startups like Anaplan, Earnest, and MyVR. 

Our mission is to help companies evolve the way they recruit. Using the right technology, process, and messaging aligned with their goals and shared values, our clients are armed with the tools they need to effectively attract and hire the right culture-fit talent.

Working with Will and Proactive Talent was a great experience. The work that has come out of this is stellar and the work that will continue to come from this will be awesome. This was spot on and excellent work we could not have done this ourselves. Will is great to work with, everyone loved him and learned a lot from him. He is so willing to spend the time and is super passionate about sharing his knowledge. We will continue to engage Will and Proactive Talent as we build our Employment Brand at GoDaddy.
— Andrew Carges, VP of Talent Acquisition, GoDaddy
Will and his team at Proactive Talent did work for us at Anaplan and it was phenomenal. He and his team helped assess the current state of our recruiting process and strategy as well as our employer brand, made recommendations for changes, and launched a plan of attack towards future state. Will personally was involved throughout.

I’m a big fan of Will and his work. He’s particularly strong at setting up employer branding and utilizes that throughout the hiring lifecycle. Whether you’re a big company that needs a jolt of action in this area, or a smaller company that’s just starting to think about employer branding, bringing Proactive Talent in for a deep dive assessment and consultancy gig is a worthy investment that will pay off for years to come.

If you want a first hand account of his work feel free to reach out to me directly.
— Mike Leary, VP of Talent Acquisition, Anaplan
Proactive Talent executed a deep analysis and audit of our recruiting engine at Earnest. The outcome was an organized, actionable plan meant to optimize our existing operations, and expand our recruiting functions and employer branding strategy. I highly recommend Proactive Talent.
— Kimberly Maher, Head of People Operations, Earnest
Will and his team at Proactive Talent created 2 professional, well thought out employer branding videos for our team here at Tenfold. One was for a general company culture video, and the other focused on the culture of our engineering teams. Both are excellent. We use these videos in helping recruit & tell the Tenfold story. I consistently receive great feedback from candidates on how well the videos describe the culture and provide an insight into our mission and core values. Proactive Talent’s work is phenomenal. Through the process of working with them, they were professional & clear on what to expect. Not only I, but our entire company loved working with Will and his team and will continue to do so. I highly recommend Proactive Talent to help get an edge on attracting top level talent.
— Chris Clay, Director of Recruiting, Tenfold