Business in the time of cyber warfare: how to protect your company.

Notice how every every day seems to bring news of a bigger, scarier-than-ever data breach? As individuals, we gloss over these breaches with relative ease – despite the exploding headlines and the fleeting thought of ‘should I delete my Facebook account?’ our lives go on fairly unchanged. But to companies, the breaches pose an incredible (and costly!) threat. An astonishing 2 billion records were lost or stolen in the first 6 months of 2017; a 164% increase over the previous six months. Not scary enough for you? Get this: on average, companies suffer 130 data breaches each year - that’s a READ MORE

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Making the Salary History Ban Work For You

Everyone’s least favorite interview question has been banned in California. Last month, Governor Jerry Brown signed into legislation a law prohibiting Hiring Managers, Employers, and Recruiters from asking any questions pertaining to past salary or benefits. The law, AB-168, aims to narrow the wage gap in California by eliminating a well-known source of racial and gender discrimination - one’s salary history. Taking cues from recent legislation in New...
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Salary History is History: What You Need to Know as an Employer

Last week California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB-168 into law, effectively prohibiting Hiring Managers and Recruiters from enquiring about an applicant’s salary history. Following similar legislation in New York City, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, Delaware, Oregon Philadelphia (pending legal challenge) and California’s own San Francisco, AB-168 promises to minimize wage discrimination by leveling the playing field for all workers.  

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Saved by Generation Z

There’s a new kid on the block going by Generation Z. In just five years, this generation - currently toddlers to adolescents - will be the fastest growing and most influential group in the job market. Born into an age of intense innovation and change, and having never experienced a time before the Internet or cell phones, this digitally-savvy generation sees the world as a fluid network of remotely accessible and widely connected information. They’re accustomed to immediate answers and are not scared by a bit of online research. Check out the list below to get the inside scoop on your future workforce. At a maximum age of 21 (born 1996), many of Generation Z’s characteristics are yet to be revealed. Here’s what we do know...
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Build Your Best Leadership Team with Proven’s CFO Ingram Losner

Many factors have brought Proven Recruiting to this moment in time: from being named in 2009-2013 the sixth fastest growing staffing agency in the US, to closing several of our offices, to recent expansions, we’ve experienced our share of highs and lows. What started as just seven employees and one ambitious goal - “to provide our clients with on demand delivery of the best and brightest talent, and present our candidates with career choices that positively impact their lives” - has since developed into one of the leading recruiting agencies in Southern California. Yet what defines us should not be reduced to external factors; what defines us is how we’ve bounced back from setbacks, how we’ve learned from mistakes, and how we continue to grow and thrive in a competitive market. You could say that we’re especially resil...
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10 Things Anyone Can Learn From Proven’s CEO Louis Song

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of Proven Recruiting. Since starting the company with Ingram Losner in 2007, we’ve grown from seven original employees to more than 200 core employees and consultants across the US.   During these last 10 years, we’ve experienced our share of growth, adversity, luck, and life events – including the passing of one of our founding members, Jason Collins, as well the Great Recession.  We’ve opened (and closed) offices, matured from startup to established business, trained hundreds of recruiters, and helped tens of thousands of companies and people move forward in their businesses and careers. We’ve also learned our share of lessons through mistakes - both big ...
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Remote Work 101: For Employers

The trend is here to stay: according to Global Workplace Analytics, regular telecommuting grew 115% in the past decade, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce.” As workers look to integrate their personal and professional goals, working from home emerges as an intriguing but potentially problematic option for employers and employees alike. Why are employers reluctant to introduce formalized remote (or flexible) work policies? Most cite concerns over productivity, collaboration, company culture and overall engagement as well as a general fear of the unknown. But the data suggests otherwise. Here’s what you should consider when evaluating remote work in the context of your company.

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Why Dogs at Work Make For Better Workers

In honor of National Dog Day (tomorrow!), we’d like to thank our four-legged friends for not only filling our lives with love, but for actually improving our emotional wellbeing. Turns out, bringing your dog to work can do wonders for your mental and emotional health - not to mention your productivity. Having your dog accompany you to the office has been scientifically shown to reduce stress and improve office morale. Studies show that the calming effect our canine friends have on us is significant; they can bring a much-needed sense of fun and play to an otherwise corporate environment. Dogs also READ MORE

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Best Places to Work 2016

As a recruiting agency, we spend most of our time informing job seekers about great company cultures and workplaces across the US. Today, however, we'd like to take a brief moment to talk about Proven Recruiting, as we were recently ranked as one of San Diego's Best Places to Work for the eighth year in a row. That's every year we've been in business! We're both proud and grateful for this recognition and for the many, many people who have helped to shape our truly unique company culture over the years. To all of our employees, alums, consultants and customers - THANK YOU for being a part of our journey and for helping us prove our belief that an employee-centric approach can and should b...
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Proven Recruiting’s Five Guiding Principles

In 2007, Ingram Losner and I quit our corporate jobs and started Proven Recruiting. It was a total Jerry Maguire moment. At the time, we were both working for a large, publicly-traded recruiting firm and had become disillusioned with the way traditional agencies in our industry worked. The focus was almost singularly on shareholders and profit, and employees were often treated poorly as a result. We refused to accept the idea that profit was a zero-sum game. We believed it was possible to make money and provide exceptional service to customers by focusing on our employees first - especially in an industry that exists to place new employees in positions and companies where they’ll thrive. We thought that should start in our own backyard. And so it did. In May of 2007, Proven Recruiting was born at a table in my garage. The mission was to create a place where talented people liked coming to work and were allowed to focus on the things they wer...
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