Where Did All The Workers Go!?

Tim Sackett Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 2 Comments

The BLS labor stats came out recently, and it’s a bit perplexing for even us industry folks of what is happening to workers. The labor participation rate prior to the pandemic was around 63.3% and in the most recent month, it fell another .1% to 61.6%. Also, most experts predicted that job growth would be robust around 500K additional jobs, …

Treat Every Candidate Like a Customer is a Lazy Strategy!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

You should treat every single candidate like a customer! You should treat every employee like a customer! You should treat every stakeholder of your organization like a customer! You should treat every vendor you work with like a customer! You should treat every customer like a…hey, wait a minute! Can we break down the strategy of treating every candidate like …

Pandemic Employment Gaps! Should You Ask Why?!

Tim Sackett candidate experience, Candidate Pool, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

So, there was an HR Pro from Amazon who put up a post on LinkedIn, here it is: Jessica Lee and I discussed this on the HR Famous pod. I connected with Lisa on LinkedIn (she actually sent me an invite) and I privately told her I disagreed with her take. She didn’t like that, we went back and forth …

Is Tech like Slack & Teams Killing Corporate Culture?

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture

Have you ever said anything online—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snap, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.—that you would never say in a face-to-face work meeting? Made a comment . . . asked a question . . . that in hindsight just wouldn’t play well in your career of choice? The reality is that almost 100% of people have or will. It’s called the Online …

How Can We Create The Illusion of Scarcity of Our Jobs?

Tim Sackett Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition

Do you want to know what the perfect job in Talent Acquisition is? It’s working for the brand or organization where everyone, or seemingly everyone, wants to work! Duh! Right? But, no, think about this for a second. The reality is scarcity causes demand. Why do certain sneakers from Adidas and Nike sell out in seconds? Because the demand is …

5 Mistakes Organizations Make Going After Hard to Get Talent!

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Talent Acquisition

“Hard to get Talent” right now, in 2021, seems to be any kind of talent! The only talent that is not hard to find are people who want to sit on their couch, get high, watch Netflix and still get paid! Unfortunately, let’s hope those jobs go away quickly! IT, Healthcare, Truck Drivers, Cooks, Skilled Trades, Engineering, Accounting, Supply Chain …

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

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, …