5 Reasons Why Your Kid Will End Up Being a 40-Year Old Barista

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Kris Dunn, Salary Caps

Wow.  That title is harsh.  Time to man up/woman up. As whatever higher being you believe in knows—I’ve got my own challenges as a dad.  But there’s a couple of things I see out there in the world. And when I see them, I know your kid may end up as a 40-year old barista.  Now, my kid may end …

Talent Management, 1989 Style

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Generations, Influence, Learning and Development, Race, T+D, Talent Strategy

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new athletic programs, recruiting was difficult with the absence of a championship and lack of big-name athletes.  The head coach, well aware he would not land the High School State Champion, decided to …

Talkin’ Bout My Generation

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Generations

My name is Andy and I’m a Gen Xer. I’m 38 years old which means I “grew up” in the late 80s and early 90s. Which also means I have fond (and not so fond) memories of things like watching actual videos on MTV, having a boom-box, having birthday parties at McDonalds, having a mullet (with a flat-top I might …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …

We Only Hire Republicans

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Before you go all Obama on me, let me explain.  A Stanford Business School economist recently studied the impact of political partisanship and attractiveness – believing that people find those of the same political party that they share, more attractive than someone from an opposing party.  From the article in Slate: “In the first experiment, 197 subjects were brought into …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

Celebrate Rarely. Grind Daily.

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR

bad credit need a home I was driving recently, can't remember where, and listening to the radio when the commentator I was listening to (again, can't remember who) said this: “Celebrate rarely, but grind daily.” The commentator said this when commenting about his own beliefs.  He doesn't think you should celebrate all the time (but, Tim, celebrations are important – …

He is Not a Bad Guy. But He is an Old Guy.

RJ Morris Candidate Pool, Diversity, Generations, RJ Morris

Discrimination typically lurks deep inside people’s minds and hearts, isolated in dark and hidden places.  It is usually pushed down in the unconscious, sitting there, waiting to rear its hateful and ugly head.  It is not usually acknowledged or spoken about, because it is usually a person’s deepest darkest secret.  People rarely admit their prejudice in public. Except in the world …

Sackett's Guide to International HR

Tim Sackett Change, China, Communication, Conferences, Culture, Diversity, Don't Feed the Vendors, EEO, Generations, Good HR, HR, Personal Brand, Policies, Recruiting, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR

I traveled to Canada last week to speak at the Achievers user conference – so, basically, I now have International HR experience and I wanted to share it with the FOT nation! (BTW – side note – HR vendor user conferences might be the best kept secret in HR conference action!  You get some great Trench HR pros speaking, folks …

Self-Centered or Savvy? I'd Let Jeremy Lin Crash On My Couch

Kathy Rapp Generations, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Sports, The HR Profession

I promise this isn't a sports analogy.  Please keep reading. For those of you who don't know who Jeremy Lin is – go here.  The short version – he went from unknown to basketball sensation with the New York Knicks, and was signed by my Houston Rockets this summer.  Evidently while in NY, he crashed on one of his teammate's couches for quite …