Will Staney

About the Author

Will Staney is the founder and principal consultant at Proactive Talent Strategies, LLC and the former head of global talent acquisition at rapidly-growing startups Twilio and Glassdoor. Prior to that he held recruiting leadership roles at enterprise software leaders VMwareSuccessFactors and SAP. 

During his career as a recruiting leader, he developed a passion for building what he calls "modern recruiting machines". With his consulting firm he is helping clients like GoDaddy, Realtor.com, and others optimize their recruiting strategy and build a content marketing approach to talent attraction.

In his free time, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, trying out the newest gadgets, and spending time with his wife, Mallary, and their two kids, Foster and Felicity.

The Competition Starts in College – Why Recruiters Need to Start Recruiting Early

Talent is a long-term play. To build a brand and recruit for the future it’s important to invest in the talent pool of the future. While most Fortune 500 companies have a presence at career fairs across the nation, most of them have no idea what they’re doing. Big companies have small recruiting…

The Top 16 Articles of 2016: #5 – Go Beyond Job Postings: 3 Effective Ways To Attract And Hire Top Talent

Editors Note: For the last 16 days of December, SourceCon will be resharing our most popular articles from the year. Research shows that job boards on average gather 43% of all applications companies receive for new job openings. But while job boards may have the highest number of applications, their conversion-to-hire rates fall…

Recapping #ERE16 Day 2

If you thought Day 1 was packed of extraordinary content, Day 2 of the ERE Recruiting Conference did not disappoint in the least. Although many have packed up their bags, hopped on a plane, and most likely sitting at work today, I wanted to let you know about Day 2 and the content that blew…

Recapping #ERE16 Day 1

We’re moving onto Day 2 here at the ERE Recruiting Conference in New Orleans, but before we do, we wanted to recap all the amazing talks and sessions that day one had to offer. The day started off with Christine Deputy from Nordstrom discussing how talent can drive business performance and change. She spoke…

The War for Talent is Dead: Is Open Source the Future of HR?

For the most part, the HR and recruiting industry has historically treated our work as strictly confidential. Outside of conferences or between individual colleagues we seldom see companies actively sharing their secrets for success or lessons learned from their failures for the benefit of other companies. As the competition for talent increasingly intensifies,…

3 Talent Acquisition Trends You Need To Know In 2016

This post originally appeared on the Proactive Talent Blog  Talent acquisition has undergone a significant transformation in the last five years. With 76% of the online population now on social media, it has never been easier to find and source candidates online. However, the social web has also made recruiting more complex as candidates…