The Reality of #DiversityinTech (and How We’re Helping)

Since 1994, the number of women in computer science jobs has dropped from 37% to 24%. The news is no better: Googling “women in tech” results in thousands of hits describing the experiences of women as they bear a culture of hostility and intimidation. But there’s hope yet: a striking 81% of girls exposed to […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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If you’re on time, you’re late.

We are trained “clock watchers.”  So why do so many of us have difficulty in showing up to meetings on time?  And are we fully aware of the adverse, potentially disastrous consequences on our business relationships? Consider the consequences of showing up early. It’s the complete antithesis of the impression that you will create if […]

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Letting Go and Trusting Your Employees to Build a Better Business

Letting go and trusting your employees to build a better business is a struggle for many entrepreneurs. In this article our CEO shares his three-part journey to this realization and advice for business owners facing a similar challenge. Part I: Realizing ‘the world’s graveyards are full of indispensable men‘ I first discovered this quote by Charles […]

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