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The Single Most Desired Trait Employers Want: Being an Adult!
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Don’t buy into the hype! “Oh, just do what you love!” That’s not being an adult, that’s being a moron! Just do what makes you happy! No, that’s what a child does. “Tim, we just want to hire some ‘adults’!” I hear this statement from a lot of CEOs I talk with currently! That means […]

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Build the Perfect Recruiting Stack for a Hybrid World!
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Talent acquisition has a major problem looming just over the horizon: Executives are preparing for business to accelerate in the near future and part of their plan is that talent acquisition professionals will be able to turn hiring on like a light switch. Unfortunately, the vast majority of talent acquisition departments do not have processes and technology systems in place to move this quickly. […]

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What was the hardest manual labor job I’ve ever had?
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I was a “Picker” for a large supermarket chain in their warehouse on the second shift. What’s a “Picker”? I Picker was a position that would take an order from one of the grocery stores that used our warehouse, and I would drive around on a pallet jack and physically pick all the cases and […]

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LinkedIn offers free job ads for vaccine recruitment
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LinkedIn is offering free job ads to support the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations.

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Netflix Inclusion Report & @hirevue Facial Recognition #HRFamous
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On episode 50 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss Netflix’s 2021 inclusion report, facial recognition software in interviewing, and the scam psychic that’s terrorizing JLee’s neighborhood! Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, […]

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Maybe, involving everyone, isn’t the answer!
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There is an African Proverb that says: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”  It’s the paradox we face as leaders right now. We are forced to move fast because the world is moving fast. We are also forced to believe we must involve everyone. Yes, […]

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The Lies We Tell in HR and Talent Acquisition!
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Everyone lies, right? I mean a little. Not bad lies. It’s like the lies we tell those we love to not hurt their feelings, or we believe the lie we are telling is really a victimless crime. You know the kind of lies I’m talking about: Does this dress make me look fat? (Of course […]

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Should You Ever Ask About Pay During a Job Interview?
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NO! YES! I DON’T KNOW! WHY ARE WE YELLING!? This question gets asked so often by all levels of individuals who are going through a job search. Entry levels to seasoned professionals, no one really knows the correct answer, because, like most things in life, it depends on so many factors! First off, you look […]

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Do Reference Checks Matter: The Argument! #HRFamous
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On episode 49 of The HR Famous Podcast, long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together once again to discuss the importance of reference checks and a $15 minimum wage. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow (Spotify)! […]

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The Single Biggest Truth in Hiring That No One Will Admit!
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I’ve had my mind changed about a lot of things over the past decade of writing. I look back at posts I wrote 5 years ago, and think, “Wow, that was a stupid way of thinking!” I’ve also consistently written about things that I can’t prove, but I know to be true with every ounce […]

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Interworks Inc. Q1-Q3 FY2021: Revenue down 51%
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Interworks Inc., a recruitment company focused on the manufacturing sector, spent the first three quarters of FY2021 trying to hold on amid a sluggish economy. 

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How do you go to the bathroom during a Zoom conference call? #HRFamous
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Traditionally, this is a very common and easy scenario. You’re in a conference room meeting, you need to use the restroom, like a freaking adult, you just stand up and quietly walk out of the conference room and do your business. Today, you’re on a Zoom conference, at home, what do you do?! In episode […]

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The #1 Thing You Need To Do To Find The Job You’ve Always Wanted!
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Last week I got a call from an old work friend. He wanted to have a “virtual” lunch or cup of coffee.  He just left a position and was in transition.  Not a bad or negative job loss, just parted ways.  When you get to a certain executive point in your career, it’s rare that […]

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2021 Workforce Report by @iCIMS – 84% of HR Pros Believe Their Diversity Recruiting Sucks!
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I love workforce data and you love workforce data, so I’m super excited to share my breakdown of iCIMS’s latest report on the 2021 Workforce. Of course, we anticipate there will be a ton around remote workers and virtual hiring, and we can also anticipate the level of focus on DEI hiring and culture initiatives […]

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