5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized 0 Comments

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and never once complained of burnout! She might have had a nightly cocktail or two, but no burnout! But, that was back when kids walked to school, uphill, both ways. Nowadays, …

Talent Acquisition Leaders! When Was the Last Time You Fired a Hiring Manager?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

In the third-party recruiting world, we like to talk all big and aggressive about “firing” clients. “Yeah, ABC Corp was a bunch of idiots to work with, they didn’t know what they really wanted, I fired them!” No, you didn’t, Timmy! Calm down! Okay, you’re probably right. I don’t really “fire” a client, I just stop working with them. Stop …

Why are Leaders A$$holes When it Comes to Giving Up Talent?

Tim Sackett Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management

Internal mobility has never been hotter. Organizations like Workday and Oracle spent years building out their internal mobility tech and I didn’t get it at first. I’m like, is this really needed!? Then, organizations started using it and it exploded! Turns out, our employees actually like us, but they want the freedom to move within our organizations. That is making …

The Perfect One-on-One Meeting for Remote TA Leaders!

Tim Sackett Coaching, Employee Coaching, Managing People, Talent Acquisition

Managing a remote team of recruiters isn’t easy! Especially if some of those recruiters are new to the show, or under-performing. Most TA leaders grew up in a world where we were able to get up close and personal with our teams. To be able to hear how they were interacting with candidates, and deliver our “brilliant” coaching when needed. …

Do You Have a Talent Supply Committee at Your Company?

Tim Sackett Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

A Talent Supply what? We have stupid committees for everything in today’s organizations. Some are legit (committees focused on belonging and inclusive culture, etc.), while some prove we’ve lost our minds (Replacement Carpet Color Committee, Vending Machine Snack Committee, Corporate Zoom Approved Backgrounds Committee). I came across this concept of a Talent Supply Committee. What is a Talent Supply Committee …

2020 Employee Referral Program Data! How do you stack up?

Tim Sackett Brand Ambassadors, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

The Holy Grail of Hiring is Employee Referrals. Period. End of story. If you don’t get it, you shouldn’t be in the business of hiring people. Please do not pass go, do not collect $200. (Wait, is it still $200 for passing Go in Monopoly? You would think inflation would have adjusted that!) Drafted, an employee referral startup, apparently (Hey, …

Are You a Loyal Employee?

Tim Sackett Culture, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Leadership

Does anyone really know what the hell it means to be “loyal” as an employee? A lot of executives when asked to describe the perfect employee or hire will constantly use this trait, “loyalty”. “I want a person who is loyal!” The number two trait is “someone who will actually show up”! So, apparently, the bar has gotten pretty low …

What is your Talent Narrative?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Talent Strategy

Your talent narrative is your talent story. When you, or your CEO, or a hiring manager, sit in front of a candidate from entry-level, low-skill, to a c-suite position, what narrative are you sharing? Is it the same for all levels, does it adjust based on the relative value of the position, or maybe you’re selling a narrative about the …