Have You Retired From Trying to be Young?

Tim Sackett Career Advice, Career Paths, Change, Culture, Diversity, Employment Law, Uncategorized 1 Comment

I clearly remember a time in my career when I tried to act like I had way more experience than I really had. “Oh yeah, I’ve been doing HR for ten years!” Assuming you count four years of experience I had working part-time service jobs in college as “HR” experience. Then one day you wake up and someone is reading …

The 2019 Word of the Year!

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Uncategorized

We are over halfway through 2019 so I think it’s time we can start calling out the theme or word/phrase of the year. It’s funny how each year there actual words/themes that raise to the surface. Here are some of the previous year’s words/themes: 2010: app (an abbreviated form of application, a software program for a computer or phone operating system) 2011: occupy (verb …

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, …

If Millennials Want to Change Jobs All The Time Do You Owe Them Development?

Tim Sackett Coaching, Employee Development, HR, Learning and Development, Managing People, Tim Sackett

I’m a huge proponent of developing your employees. I was raised by a Baby Boomer who would tell me, “If you spend money on developing employees, they’ll just leave for a better job, so it’s a waste of money!” I’m sure many of you reading this probably have current bosses who have the same theory of management and employee development. …

Best Places to Work Isn’t Real, but…

Tim Sackett Benefits, Brand Ambassadors, Business Development, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employment Branding and Culture, HR, Uncategorized

Any of the best places to work lists are basically just a marketing gimmick. We all know this, right? RIGHT!? (Let’s be clear, I’m not actually talking about the specific company ‘Best Places’, but the concept of awards that say you’re better than another employer, etc.) If you make the list, great, good for you, you have resources to jump …

Tim Sackett Warns to Be Careful What You Incentivize

Tim Sackett Coaching, Compensation/Cash Money, Employee Coaching, Managing People, Performance, Risks, Tim Sackett, Worldwide FOT

I’m fascinated in how we compensate and incentivize employees. Not the actual process, but the decision-making process behind the what and how we do it. In my experience, how this usually goes is a two-level process: First Level: Someone has a hunch, or it’s being done this way somewhere else. Second Level: Someone in compensation searches for data to justify …

PODCAST: Do You Recruit Or Save Lives? Why Not Both!

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Welcome to Recruiter Confessions! On this episode, Tim Sackett brings in Matt Jones, Partner at Harmer Consultants, Inc. Matt shares some hot takes on the following: –Why recruiting and saving lives are not necessarily mutually exclusive gigs –Beyond the obvious tips like proofreading your resume, how candidates can get in sweet with recruiters –What it takes to turn messaging (email …

Recruiters! Do You Need Permission to Text Candidates?

Tim Sackett Canvas, Recruiting, Tim Sackett

Image credit: Recruiting Social Do you hate getting unsolicited sales calls and texts!? I do! I bet if we did a FOT poll on this question it would come back 100% of people hate unsolicited sales calls and text messages! We know that roughly 95% of all text messages are seen in the first three minutes of being received. We …

HR Pros, Are You Excelling At Employee Benefits? Take This Quiz To Find Out!

Tim Sackett Benefits, Paycor, Tim Sackett

I’m not a benefits expert. I know just enough to be dangerous, but it’s not something I spend a lot of time on each year. I partner with a great broker firm out of Michigan, Grace & Porta, who I trust probably more than any other single HR vendor I’ve ever worked with. But my broker is the exception, not …