5 HR Safe Swear Words

Tim Sackett Bad HR, Change, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Good HR, Harassment, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Personal Brand, Policies, Pop Culture, Religion, SHRM, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, Working With Recruiters

I tend to use swear words.  Not all the time – I’m not like some sailor walking around the office dropping ‘F-Bombs’ all the time, but in select instances I will use a word that I don’t allow my kids to use.  I’ve heard people say that those who use swear words are ignorant because they can’t come up with …

The Next Big Thing In HR

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Career Paths, Change, Coaching, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Retention, SHRM, Succession Planning, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, War for Talent

The next big thing in HR is also the #1 thing HR sucks in.  Whether you’re feeling it or not in your organization, hiring is coming back.  That means slowly but surely the economy is getting better.  That means slowly but surely you’re going to have people retiring.  All those Baby Boomers that held on an extra 2, 3, 4 …

Three HR Guidelines That Keep Me Out Of Therapy

Dawn Burke Dawn Hrdlica, Employee Relations, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Recruiting, Trench HR

I was at an HR executive forum not long ago.  Great group, smart folks, lively conversation.  Over lunch we discussed HRIS systems, payroll woes and other typical HR fodder discussed in between bites of grilled chicken or whatever. I brought up casually that my team was using Skype to conduct prescreen interviews.  Boom-went-the-dynamite.   Within seconds the table of happy practitioners …

Recruit Me Like You Mean It!

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, College Recruiting, Executive Search, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, Innovation, Job Fairs, Job Market, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Sports, Tim Sackett, Travel, Trench HR, War for Talent, Working With Recruiters

Have you guys ever seen a top level athlete in high school get recruited to play college sports?  I'm not talking about your best friend Mary's son, Billy, who hit .338 his senior at Northern High and is getting a partial scholarship to St. Mary's Western Community College.  I'm talking top 100 kids who have offers from USC, Notre Dame, …

We Only Hire Republicans

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Before you go all Obama on me, let me explain.  A Stanford Business School economist recently studied the impact of political partisanship and attractiveness – believing that people find those of the same political party that they share, more attractive than someone from an opposing party.  From the article in Slate: “In the first experiment, 197 subjects were brought into …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …

The Noise

William Tincup Employee Relations, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Seat at the Table, Social Media, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession, Trench HR, William Tincup

The single biggest threat to HR pros ever being strategic is lousy time management skills. Declarative sentence over… allow me to build the case. Noise in holding us back. The effing noise in particular. Real strategic thinking and/or doing takes time. Time is a commodity and most HR folks don’t have. Noise management is a personal pursuit… meaning, what works …

I've Caught a Case of 'Newbulshit'

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Career Paths, Communication, Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Giving Notice, Good HR, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Innovation, Leadership, Onboarding, Organizational Development, Performance, Recruiting, Retention, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR, wellness

There's something that I think most employees experience from time to time, that feeling like no one is listening to me! It happens to everyone from the CEO down to the janitor.  I'm sure the lower down the career ladder you go, the more you experience this feeling.  Many times it really isn't that people aren't listening.  In fact, you're …

Celebrate Rarely. Grind Daily.

Tim Sackett Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Leadership, Organizational Development, Paul Hebert, Performance, Recognition, SHRM, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR

bad credit need a home I was driving recently, can't remember where, and listening to the radio when the commentator I was listening to (again, can't remember who) said this: “Celebrate rarely, but grind daily.” The commentator said this when commenting about his own beliefs.  He doesn't think you should celebrate all the time (but, Tim, celebrations are important – …