Have you been in that place? You know the place. That place where you feel the only option you have is to find some ‘magical’ solution to whatever problem or issue you’re facing.
That’s the problem—there is no magical solution.
But we search, and search, and search. This seems to happen a lot in HR. We tend to need more magical solutions than most other parts of the organization.
The search only stops when the problem takes care of itself. And it always does. Mostly, you just take too long to come up with a magical solution, so time does it for you. This is usually the worst option, but since you didn’t move on any solution, the only solution presented itself.
Read the whole post over at The Tim Sackett Project (an FOT contributor blog).
If you Google “Tim Sackett” you’ll find our Tim, and a truck driver chaplain. Our Tim is NOT the truck driver chaplain, although how awesome would that be if he was!? He is a prolific writer in the HR and TA space who just happens to also run an Engineering and IT contract staffing agency (HRU Technical Resources) out of Michigan. He also writes every day at his own blog, the Tim Sackett Project. Weirdly, he’s known as an expert in workplace hugging, which was kind of cool years ago, but now seems painfully creepy, but we still love him and he’s fairly harmless. Tim is also on the board of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), lifetime Michigan State Spartan fan, husband to a Hall of Fame wife, 3 sons, and his best friend Scout. He also wrote a book with SHRM called The Talent Fix, you can find it on Amazon.