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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Big Boss or Big Brother? Top 5 employee monitoring systems.

The research confirms it: companies that use employee data to inform their business decisions are more competitive and earn higher returns than their less technologically advanced – and less morally ambiguous – competitors. Without a doubt, it’s in a company’s best interest to gather data and monitor their employees. But any company, to be profitable and sustainable, must be built upon trust, culture, and a clear vision. No one wants to work in – or invest in, or lead – an office built on suspicion. So how do you balance increased revenue with decreased sentiment? Depending on your goals, your company, and your culture, there are a number of different softwares you can purchase, ranging from the Orwellian ever-watching eye, to the less threatening website filters or anonymous data collection tools. Before picking your employee surveillance system, ask yourself th...
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California’s new cannabis industry has a job for you.

...And it’s not in growing, trimming, or testing. Cannabis is nothing new to Californians - though recreational marijuana was only legalized in January, the medicinal industry has had a hold on the state for over two decades. For a supposedly ‘emerging market,’ recreational cannabis already has an astonishing level of infrastructure, regulation, and built-in clientele. So why join now? There’s a distinctly youthful energy to the industry - and it’s not just that cannabis appeals especially to millennials. Getting into this market now means you’ll have the infrastructure and support of an established industry without sacrificing the opportunity to shape its future and the creative freedom to determine your own path. Professionals in FREAD MORE

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Your guide to landing a job in cybersecurity.

Tired of hearing news of the latest cyber attack? It seems a day doesn’t go by that some company comes under fire for their lax cyber protocols. But what if there was a way you could profit from these unfortunate headlines? In the first 6 months of 2017, an astonishing 2 billion records were lost or stolen; that’s a 164% increase over the six months prior. Equifax, Verifone, Whole Foods, Deloitte - even the DNC - were each hacked in the past two years. So what does this all mean? Opportunity. The Wall Street JournalREAD MORE

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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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Are you replaceable…by a robot?

Really - what are the odds of losing your job to a robot? Remarkably low, especially if you’re in a specialized or highly skilled industry. Yet new studies, which maintain 15% of the global workforce will be disrupted by automation by 2030, have skilled and unskilled workers alike fearing for the loss of their livelihoods. So how do you compete with robots and algorithms? The answer lies in embracing that which has long been overlooked in the corporate workplace: empathy, creative thinking, and humanity. READ MORE

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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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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 coding in summer camp report interest in studying computers in college. Small changes - underpinned by larger social movements - can have an incredible effect on the lives of girls and women seeking to expand their professional horizons. Putting programs in place to rebran...
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  • Posted By: 11.08.2017
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An Inside Look at the Hottest Tech Job of 2016

Move over, Data Scientists. We predict Cybersecurity Professionals will have the most sought-after technology skills in San Diego this year. For some this may come as a surprise. Much of the work Cybersecurity Professionals do takes place behind the scenes – especially when things go well. It’s when things aren’t going well, however, that the mission-critical nature of this profession becomes exceedingly clear. Now-infamous data breaches at Target, Anthem, the IRS and Ashley Madison reveal just how important a company’s cybersecurity is. As corporations scramble to protect their private information from hackers and other online threats, the demand for skilled 'Cyber' talent is heating up. A recent Stanford Journalism report predicts demand for Information Security (InfoSec) Analysts and other Cybersecurity Professionals will grow by 53...
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Introducing Proven Recruiting

Today we are excited to introduce you to Proven Recruiting, our new company name and accompanying logo. We’ve also launched a new microsite, provenrecruiting.com, where you can search for jobs, get help with hiring and contact us while our full site is under construction. Check it out: Proven Recruiting logo animationThis is the first time we’ve significantly altered our brand since our founding in 2007, and it’s the beginning of a series of exciting improvements we’re preparing to make in the year(s) ahead. Specifically, we are focusing on four main areas – People, Technology, Transparency, and Scalability – that we believe are the most essential to continuing...
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