5 Must-Know Business Trends for 2019

2018 saw record-breaking unemployment rates, the strongest economy in 20 years, and a big step toward more diverse and inclusive work spaces. Yet amidst this good news, visa reforms, healthcare fiascos, and a rising fear of automation has lent a more ominous bent to the year. Will 2019 follow in the footsteps of 2018, or will it blaze its own path? Find out:

1. Say goodbye to Bitcoin and hello to Blockchain.

Remember the Dot-com bubble? That’s how Bitcoin’s starting to feel - all hype and no substance. As of today, Bitcoin has dropped 82% since a high of almost $20,000 last December. But even though the Dot-com era was short lived and fraught with losses, out of it came a digital renaissance. The w...
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  • Posted By: 12.06.2018
  • By: Proven Recruiting's Editorial Team
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Supreme Court Justices and the one type of Diversity everyone seems to ignore.

Every Supreme Court Justice before 1967 was a white man. That’s the year Thurgood Marshall was appointed the first African American Justice. Still, no women were voted in until 1981, when Sandra Day O’Connor claimed her spot on the court. Comparatively, today’s Supreme Court is impressively diverse.
  • Three women – Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1993), Sonia Sotomayor (2009), and Elena Kagan (2010) – offer a sharp female perspective, absent until 1981.
  • The addition of Clarence Thomas (1991) and Sonia Sotomayor (2009) provide much-needed representation for the African American and Hispanic communities, respectively.
  • Three of the nine sitting Justices are Jewish, the remaining six Roman Catholic.
So what’s the problem? It seems that in only fifty-odd years we’ve transformed the highest court in the land from a homogeneous slice of white bread into a representative panel of dynamic cultures, experiences, and perspectives. And yet ...
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Ingram Losner’s 7 Rules To Live By

Had you asked me 15 years ago if I would be, in a few short years, Co-Founding Proven Recruiting, I would have responded with a resounding no. Predicting the future is near impossible - especially when you are still in the process of discovering your passions and goals. Without the benefit of hindsight, decisions often seem impossible; nothing more than black boxes of unknown consequences. No one should be surprised, given this fact, that 33% of university graduates later regret their chosen majors. Too often, it is only after the fact that we can ful...
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Hiring Strategy in the New Year: 5 Trends to Watch in 2018

Are you ready? The countdown is on! It’s only a matter of days until 2017 is behind us. It’s been a whirlwind year – unemployment is at a ten-year low, a new tax plan promising major corporate cuts looms large on the horizon, and most recently women everywhere, from Hollywood to Washington D.C., have been empowered to speak out against workplace harassment. What’s ahead in 2018? We’ve got some ideas:

1. Paychecks get bigger as job market tightens.

Despite record breaking unemployment rates, wages have yet to increase in any significant way; the median salary growth over the last 12 months is 2.5%. This is virtually unsustainable - as it becomes increasingly difficult to attract the best talent, companies should prepare for salary surges across the board.

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A Definitive Guide to Negotiating Your Salary

Most people dislike negotiating. Whether buying a car, asking for a raise, or considering a job offer, agreeing to a ‘fair’ price for the exchange of goods or services is often considered uniquely unnerving. What if you ask for too much? What if you accept too little? How do you know if you got a good deal? This experience can be particularly daunting when it comes to salary negotiations, as these conversations determine your earning potential over the course your career. That’s a lot of pressure if you’re not used to negotiating. So much pressure, in fact, that the majority of professionals forgo it entirely – often losing out as a result. There has to be a better way! Guess what? There is. Anyone can become a confident, capable negotiator if they learn how to calculate and communicate their relative value to the opportunity at hand. The...
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Working Remotely: Dream or….?

If you’re turning to remote or flexible work to escape an unfulfilling job, maybe reconsider your options. Remote work is not necessarily easier, and it certainly won’t fix any underlying issues with your employer. What it will do is allow you to better integrate your personal and professional goals - to use your time as efficiently as possible, to lower stress and anxiety, and to potentially play with your dog in between virtual meetings. Navigate remote work well, and the options are endless. Whether you plan to work remotely full-time, or are just seeking to take a day or two a week, working from home can offer a level of freedom - and trust - you are otherwise not afforded.

The Good

1. Nix the commute:

Skipping the morning commute is definitely attractive; especially if ...
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How Diversity Can Make Your Team Stronger

Search any business resource and you’ll find a handful of articles touting the benefits of “workplace diversity” - a term often thrown around without much regard for its real world implications. Reduced to a handy catch-all phrase used in place of real, institutional change, diversity can at times be more about appearing inclusive than actual inclusivity. Yet its value cannot be overstated; a business that can effectively bring together and promote various perspectives, levels of experience, and approaches to work, is a business with a significant competitive edge over otherwise similar companies. Still, many consider the move toward inclusive work environments as an unwanted and inconvenient obligation. The prospect of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce should be exciting, not daunting.

Intentional Team Building

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How One Conversation Can Change Your Career

We’ve all been there: at work, in the middle of a busy day, stuck on a phone call we really don’t have time for. You know which call I’m talking about, right? The sales call you didn’t mean to pick up. Or maybe this conversation is taking place in person with a loquacious coworker. The point is, you’re stuck in a dialogue with a person who is consuming time you don’t have to spare. And you’re getting nothing in return. Or are you? Early in my career, I had the good fortune of learning a very important lesson. Which was, treat everyone with respect, because you never know who you’re talking to. The following is a true story. It was my second day as Junior Finance Recruiter. Young, eager, and scrambling to make an impact, I took a call that nobody else wanted to take. It was from a talkative marketing graduate seeking some general career advice – hardly the passport to untold riches! What many people don’t realize about recruit...
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  • Posted By: 02.23.2016
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Everything You Need to Know About Paid Sick Leave

On July 1, 2015, the ‘Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014’ will take effect in California.
Also referred to as ‘CA Paid Sick Leave,’ this law essentially states that certain employers must give their employees paid sick leave to take care of themselves and their family members, regardless of whether they are full time, part-time or temporary employees. California is the third state to adopt this progressive legislation, and an estimated 6.5 million workers will be affected. Allowing sick workers to stay home and rest may seem like a no brainer to some, but according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, ‘Nearly four in 10 private sector workers — and more than 80 percent of low-wage workers — do not currently have paid sick days to care for their own health. That means that at least 43 million workers have no access to paid sick days at all, and millions more ...
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3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting STEM Education

We are pleased to invite you to PROVEN's Third Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting The San Diego Science Alliance. We hope you'll join us on Monday, February 2, for a this spirited round of golf set against Maderas Golf Club's lush grounds. Then stick around for drinks and appetizers, prizes and raffle giveaways as we celebrate the winning players – all in support of STEM Education.

100% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to The San Diego Science Alliance. The SDSA is dedicated to advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for San Diego County’s K-12 students and students in four major universities and numerous community colleges. Last year's tournament raised more than $5000 for Warriors to Work and the Wounded Warrior Project, and we're looking forward to exceeding that number this year.

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  • Posted By: 01.02.2015
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