The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

Fareed Zakaria at SHRM 2013

Laurie Ruettimann Conferences, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Last year, I saw Condoleezza Rice speak at the 2012 SHRM Conference in Atlanta. She is a great speaker and understands geopolitical issues. Since I am passionate about the connection between work, power, politics and Human Resources, I was happy with the selection. But as a recruiting and talent professional, I had a few questions about Dr. Rice’s performance as …

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 …

Laurie Ruettimann and Kris Dunn unite like Voltron – 2013 Speaking Announcement

Holland Dombeck McCue Conferences, Good HR, Kris Dunn, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM

Laurie Ruettimann and Kris Dunn are teaming up and hitting the HR speaking circuit together in 2013. First up? IL SHRM, where they will talk about HR, marketing personae and professional development. C how to get your ex back heck out their promo spot here… Stay tuned for more tour announcements from Laurie, Kris and the rest of the FOT team! how …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …

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 – …

Sackadamus Gives His 2013 Predictions

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Laurie Ruettimann, SHRM, Steve Boese, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

The Annual Sackadamus FOT Predictions have become legendary, primarily, for their uncanny accuracy and for the simple fact no one is willing to go out on such a limb within the industry.  Back in 2009 – it was I who predicted the takeoff of Video Interviewing/Video profiles!  I also predicted Healthcare reform would go nowhere, so 50/50 seems to be …

Conferences: Find Better Speakers

Meredith Soleau Audacious Ideas, Communication, Don't Feed the Vendors, Good HR, Meredith Soleau, SHRM

Over the past two months, I have been to three conferences (Ohio SHRM, Recruiting Trends, and Digital Dealer). Each conference had good sessions and bad sessions. I want to talk about the bad ones and piss off about half of the speaking circuit. Motivational Speakers? Are Stupid. Nothing makes me more upset than spending $800 to attend a two day …

3 Ways Your Interview Process is Scaring Away Great Talent

Tim Sackett Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Coaching, Good HR, HR, HR Tech, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Recruiting, References, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Training and Development, Trench HR, Uncategorized, War for Talent, Webinar

KD and I were at the HR Technology Conference this past week in Chicago – if you get the chance to go you have to – it is different than any other HR Conference you've ever been to in a very good way!  While we were there we sat down with the gang from HireVue and hatched up another webinar …