First Day on the Job Blues

Tim Sackett Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Retention, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I was reminded recently on how much your first day on the jobs sucks! I hear you – “What Tim?!” – the first day is the best!  No, it’s not – more than likely if you’re reading this, you’re an HR or Talent Pro so you “think” the first day on the job is wonderful – because you’ve designed orientation …

Succession Hiring, Average Managers and Lazy Men Playing Tennis

RJ Morris Hiring Managers, Recruiting, RJ Morris, Succession Planning, Uncategorized

On a recent visit to the park near my house, I saw four guys playing tennis at the courts next to the playground.  “Good for them,” I thought to myself.  “Early Saturday morning, and those guys are out to work up a good sweat.”  I, on the other hand, was sitting on a bench, pounding a venti latte, watching my kids play and planning …

No More Smelly Candidates With Video Interviewing! #WEBINAR

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Innovation, Interviewing, Organizational Development, Profiles, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Media, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Television, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent, Web/Tech, Webinar

KD and I are back at it – we’re doing an upcoming webinar on Wednesday May 23rd at 1pm EST (click here to register).  We have a lot of fun with these – we get to check out some very cool stuff in HR – and we get to channel our inner Oprah at the same time!   For this recent …

The HR Hunger Games

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Games, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Performance, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

I have two teenagers who live in my house – which means I’ve paid for admission to the movie The Hunger Games roughly 37 times to date.  If you don’t know what The Huger Games is – you live under a rock and/or don’t live within 20 miles of a teenager.  But I’ll give you the parent version of the …

Want Your Resume to Look Classy? Ditch the Mystery Online Degree…

Dawn Burke Candidate Pool, Dawn Hrdlica, Hiring Managers, Resumes

Throughout my career I’ve recruited and interviewed for many positions.  There are a few fundamental candidate traits I have always looked for and believed in: Good attitude (attitude trumps skill in a duel). Tenacity (proven ability to push through obstacles). Ability to continually improve (usually through education or volunteerism). So, why do I always pause when I receive resumes with …