HR’s Big Lie – Best Practices

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

Oh boy, I’m sure my brothers and sisters who have studied so hard for their SPHRs and PHRs aren’t going to like this.  Best Practices are hurting HR.   I know, I hear you – but, Tim, you’re an idiot – if it wasn’t for HR Best Practices, I wouldn’t have discovered that tracking turnover was important! Really?  Are you sure …

Under the Influence…

Kelly Dingee HR, Influence, Kelly Dingee

I like the way people have really gotten their knickers in a twist over the many lists John Sumser has created over time.  Bully for him.  Everyone’s got different influencers, none of us should really have the same unless we’re intent on becoming drones.  But Sumser’s list got me to thinking about influencers and to look at my career, and …

HR, Influence and the Dollar Menu

Tim Sackett HR, Influence, Tim Sackett

So much discussion and passion around the recent “Best of” lists that have been floating around the HR Blogosphere.  HR Examiner’s John Sumser has definitely touched on a hot topic within the HR Space with his lists: Top 100 HR Influencers,Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters, etc. Also, check out 25 Best HR Experts, Blogs and Influencers to Track in …

HR Lessons Learned Over 40 Years

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

So, yeah – I hit the big 4 0 here recently, and if you missed my roasting by the HR Capitalist yesterday, have a read here. And while everyone told me it would be a big deal, the only thing I really got out of it was this feeling that it’s Halftime. The first half was pretty good, had a …

Bright Spots in HR? Huh?

Jessica Lee HR, Jessica Lee

Sometimes it’s easier to just whine and moan. As a blogger, it’s fun too. It gets y’all going. It drives up traffic. It solicits lots of comments. And let’s face it – as HR and recruiting folks, there’s a ton of whine-fodder. I could start with the pitiful state of HR and how most HR people stink. I could rage …

The HR Gifts I’m Returning

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, HR, Tim Sackett

I remember when I was a kid, if you got something you didn’t want, you could pretty much take it back – and I’m not saying you could take it back to the store it was from, with the exact receipt, 30 days from purchase, and an affidavit that you didn’t open it, never thought of opening it and would …

The Secret to Great HR

Tim Sackett HR, Tim Sackett

I was given a gift this past holiday season – my brother bought me Bill Simmons' latest book, The Book of Basketball– which is quite possibly the greatest book ever written, all 700 pages of it. It's not just about the NBA (although it's pretty damn comprehensive on that subject), it also has many leadership and life lessons as well.  One …