12 Words You Should Never Use In HR – During A Recession…

Tim Sackett Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett

Business Week has an article recently on the 12 Words You Can Never Say In The Office– from a technology stand point, because they’re so outdated (i.e., Intranet, Push-Technology, Web-surfing, etc.). This got me thinking of those things we shouldn’t be saying as HR Pros around the office because of what commotion we might stir up. Here’s my list: RIF …

40% of Twitter Posts are “Pointless Babble”… What’s Your Point?

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, Tim Sackett

Pear Analytics recently released a study based on measuring random tweets to come up with their very analytical observation that 40% of all tweets are, in their words, “pointless babble.”  Another 38% of the tweets were characterized as “conversational” and a full 8% were deemed “moderately interesting.”  A full 10% were either spam or self-promotion (which I view as the …

Big Brother Says: Attention Workers – Get Healthy or Else!

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Retention, Tim Sackett

I love companies that have had enough and aren’t going to take it anymore (Network clip). I also love listening to the workers, of said company, complain about how their company is “being intrusive” because they are being “forced” to take care of themselves.  Last month in the Wall Street Journal, an article entitled When All Else Fails: Forcing Workers Into Healthy Habits uncovers the latest employer, …

Cash 4 Clunkers – The Employee Plan…

Tim Sackett Retention, Tim Sackett

I was reading an article the other day about Healthcare Reform and the “new” plan, and it was estimated out of the $634 Billion the government has budgeted for healthcare, roughly about $14 Billion is earmarked for the cost of employee turnover within the healthcare segment (i.e., It will cost taxpayers $14 Billion because for-profit and not-for-profit health care facilities …

How to be a Successful Rapper…I Mean Leader…

Tim Sackett Leadership, Tim Sackett

I love Fast Company (Mag and on-line) primarily because they tend to focus on companies and people who do things differently and are successful – whether those companies and people are popular or not (if you haven’t checked them out do so, often).  Last week they had a piece on-line “The Kanye Curriculum: 7 Ways to be successful” by Kanye West …

10 Resume Phrases That Will Get You Hired…Or Not…

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Resumes, Tim Sackett

Liz Ryan (The Savvy Networker), at Yahoo Hotjobs, had a post last week on the 10 Boilerplate Phrases That Kill Resumes.  Liz’s list of killer resume phrases are: Results-oriented professional Cross-functional teams More than [x] years of progressively responsible experience Superior (or excellent) communication skills Strong work ethic Met or exceeded expectations Proven track record of success Works well with all …

The MBA Oath is no Hippocratic Oath!

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett

There has been a ton of press lately on the 2009 Harvard MBA graduates who created and signed an oath that would have them “act with the utmost integrity.”  They even created their own website so that whoever it is, that is interested can see who signed the oath and learn more about the Oath and its creation (here). The MBA Oath …

What Won’t You Do To Get A Job?

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

A recent Wall Street Journal article, by Joann S. Lublin, raised the question: “What won’t you do for a Job?”  Which got me thinking about what are those things I wouldn’t do for a job.  First, I had to set some parameters around the question: 1. Not just any job (I can get any job) but a really good job.  You know …