80 Hours Per Week vs. ROWE

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Benefits, Change, Culture, Employment Branding and Culture, Good HR, HR, Innovation, Organizational Development, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

A while back I wrote a post called “What Would It Take To Get You To Work 80 Hrs Per Week?” over at The Project. The post was meant to dig into what it would take to get employees to go beyond their normal 40 hour work week, and give you that discretionary effort all of HR Pros want to …

The Bonus Rules

Tim Sackett Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Performance, Recognition, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

If you’ve been in HR for at least 30 minutes you’ve heard someone in your organization bitch about a bonus.  It comes part and parcel with the gig – from the beginning of time when the first caveman decided he needed some additional incentive for his cave drawers and developed the 5 drawings and you get an extra brontosaurus burger …

I’m unPinterested

Tim Sackett Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Network Analysis, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Over the past few months some of you might have seen all the commotion surrounding the site Pinterest. It’s not new, it’s been around for over a year, but it was mainly a site used by Mommy Bloggers, crafters, home design folks, etc.  Somehow, in the past 90 days, Pinterest jumped-the-shark in the HR/Talent community and everyone is following everyone! …

3 Myths About Recruiting on Facebook – Haters Love to Argue!

Tim Sackett College Recruiting, Innovation, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Five years ago I was invited to speak at a corporate event by a Fortune 500 company, by their HR Department, to speak to their employees about the advantages of joining LinkedIn as a “professional network”.   Do you remember those times?  When HR folks were actually encouraging their software developers, engineers, and professional level employees to join LinkedIn?! Today, HR/Talent …

What Time’s My Exit Interview?

Jessica Lee Giving Notice, Jessica Lee, The HR Profession

After a little over five years, I will be leaving the longest, committed relationship I’ve ever been in – my post at APCO Worldwide. Today is my last day. Scary. Next week, I will be the new kid on the block joining Marriott International’s corporate headquarters as director of digital talent strategy within their talent acquisition center of expertise. Exciting. …

What HR Jobs Are at Risk?

RJ Morris HR Technology, RJ Morris, Steve Boese, The HR Profession

My friend, Steve Boese, has a healthy (I think) fascination with robots.  Steve’s prolific writing on the topic has two of his posts showing up on page one of Google search results for robot.  He is clearly the FOT robot expert, but I am going to try out the topic today. I always assumed I was safe from being replaced …

Facebook IS the Future of Recruiting

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Executive Search, Job Boards, Recruiting, Social Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, War for Talent

FOT01 himself, Kris Dunn, and I have been talking about the future of recruiting.  So much time is spent on job boards, LinkedIn, mobile, social, referrals, networks, etc., but Kris and I are simple folk – we need idiot-proof HR types of things. One thing we both agree on is whomever figures out recruiting on Facebook – is THE winner. …

Get Closer to Real World

Paul Hebert Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Innovation, Leadership, Paul Hebert, Recognition, Seat at the Table, The HR Profession

Seat at the table. There.  I said it. And it’s the last place you need to be to have real impact on your company.  In fact, everyone sitting at the table needs to push back and get the hell out of the room.  Each person at that table is fooling themselves.  Missing real problems and solving problems that don’t really …

The True Cost of Turnover Revealed!

Tim Sackett Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Metrics, Negotiation, Seat at the Table, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

I know, I know -It’s about Damn time right! Finally, I have the answer! First let me tell you, this is a hotly debated item around HR circles – where it is next to impossible to get anyone to agree on a formula or process for determining the cost of turnover for an individual within your organization.  Don’t get me …