You Never Truly Leave Your Favorite Job

Tim Sackett The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Workforce Management Articles

I wasn’t a huge fan of high school.  I didn’t hate it—I just always felt my time was not the four years of high school, or at least I hoped it wasn’t! As you can imagine, being 5’7″, with above average intelligence and red hair isn’t normally the recipe for high popularity in an American high school environment.  I wasn’t great …

Wanna Be Taken Seriously? Quit Being A Wingman, Damn It.

Dawn Burke Audacious Ideas, Dawn Burke, Good HR, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Technology, Innovation, Recruiting, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett 1 Comment

To be taken seriously, looked at as credible, to feel valued, to be your CEO/COO/CFO’s confidant, of course, having a seat the table. HR, you really want it? Quit putzing around. Quit sabotaging yourself. Quit whining. Most importantly have a little self-respect. How? Quit being everybody’s “Wingman.” Remember Top Gun (“I feel the need, the need for speed”)? Heck yeah, …

Finders Keepers – Uncovering The Smartest Employee At Your Company

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Good HR, Labor, Performance, Tim Sackett

I couldn’t sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout the day, but I had an Epiphany while staring at the ceiling in the dark.  I figured out a way for HR pros to find the smartest employee in their company!  It isn’t a complex algorithm or a set of cognitive assessment tests—it’s a …

Everyone Needs a Wingman or Wingwoman

Mark Fogel Career Advice, COVID-19, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kris Dunn, Mark Fogel, Tim Sackett

Did you see the last dance on ESPN? Michael Jordan had Scotty Pippen as his wingman. Six Championships, way to go! In the movie Top Gun, Maverick had Goose. Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada had Nigel. And here on FOT, Kris has Tim – or is it the other way around? My conversation for today centers around the …

The Data Behind Being a Highly Selective Employer

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, HR, Selection, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

We all think it, don’t we? We all want to believe in this notion that we only hire the best and brightest. We only hire quality.  We are “highly” selective. We’ll show our executives really cool data that shows how “highly” selective we are. Number of applicants per hire—25,000 people applied for this position and we only took the best …

All Of Your Rules Make You Suck At Recruiting!

Tim Sackett Communication, Driving Productivity, job postings, Recruiting, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

I would never call myself a ‘road warrior’ but I fly frequently. Many people have a fear of flying but I never have, even after 9/11, but I can definitely see why people have this fear. Before the 1990’s, planes had a small habit of randomly just falling out of the sky! The FAA would do an investigation and find …

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, …