3 creative ways to take full advantage of your contingent workforce.

Using consultants as seasonal workers or parental leave replacements is one thing. Having them lead an entirely new project or design an original system is another. Too often, companies are restricted by an unnecessarily narrow understanding of what a consultant is – when in reality, they can be whatever you need them to be. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 16.6 million US workers are classified as independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary workers, and contingent workers. Among those 16.6 million people is your next star consultant. Remember, these are highly accomplished professionals, looking to quickly and efficiently leave their mark on your company. Don’t simply use them as a placeholder. Tap into their technical skills, draw from their expertise, and really get your money’s worth. Check out these 3 unusual ways that top companies are using consultants ...
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3 ways your company can #GoGreen (& how to lead the change)

Going green has never been more important - or more trendy. Every company, big and small, seems to be instating, pledging, or committing to some kind of environmental strategy. But you don’t need to wait for your company to jump on the bandwagon - you yourself have the power to effect real, meaningful change, starting at your own place of work. Whether you’re a CEO or a recent hire, everyone has a voice in this battle. Start small, create new policies, and follow through on your commitments. Here are 3 ways you can make positive change at your company today:

1. Push for reusable dishware

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Dallas Job Market Infographic and Exclusive Trend Report

  Click for full press release. PROVEN RECRUITING EXPANDS TO HELP DALLAS-AREA EMPLOYERS HIRE TOP TALENT IN THE NATION’S #1 CITY FOR JOBS As the war for top talent surges, a new recruiting resource emerges for Dallas-Fort Worth area employers DALLAS, June 18, 2018 /BusinessWire/ -- Proven Recruiting, one of Southern California’s leading job placement agencies, announced today the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas to provide much-needed recruiting support for employers in...
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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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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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This is how you land a job in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency: the latest way to make a quick buck – right? Just buy Bitcoin or Ethereum or whatever’s trending this week, and sell a few days later when the volatile market shoots up to some unsustainable height. It’s about as far as you can get from a secure, long-term investment. That is, unless you bet on yourself. As interest in crypto skyrockets, hiring needs are surging exponentially. And from a jobs perspective, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are actually pretty safe bets. According to Fortune, LinkedIn’s Bitcoin and blockchain-related job postings increased 306% since the beginning of 2017. From established companies to freshly-minted startups, VCs and investors are pouring billions into this budding industry. And they’re only getting started. If you want a piece of the pie, you’ll need to move fast. Get in while demand is high and talent ...
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Retire by 40? It’s surprisingly doable.

1811 hours – that’s the amount of time the average full-time employed American is expected to work this year. Assuming you work from the ages of 25 to 65, you’re facing 72, 440 hours of work before you retire. There are two ways to approach this reality – you can either accept it as fact and strive to find fulfilling employment, or you can reject the premise entirely. Maybe you want to be home with your kids or travel the world as a family. Or perhaps you’re looking for the freedom to start your own business. Maybe, for you, financial independence doesn’t mean no longer working; it means no longer having to work. More and more, people are turning to non-traditional career trajectories to satisfy their adventurous spirits. As the tides of corporate America shift, what was once considered impossible is now becoming attaina...
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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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