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Corporate Gigs aren’t All that Bad!
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Have you noticed it’s become super fashionable to dump on corporate jobs? The ‘super cool’ thing today is to be an entrepreneur or work for a start-up, get a solo gig, etc. The last thing that is cool is to work a large, stable, profitable corporation. I mean, the humanity of it all! Inc. online […]

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The One Gift I Wish I Could Get in HR for the Holidays!
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So, what would it be? If you could have one thing in HR for whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, what would you ask for? And don’t be lame, “Oh Tim, I would just ask for world peace and have Snapple bring back Compassion Berry” No you wouldn’t! Not if it was real, […]

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Do you want to work with Tim Sackett? This video will answer that question!
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I’m a big fan of DisruptHR and the format! I’ve been part of the team that has run the first three DisruptHR Detroits and in 2020 we’ll do our first DisruptHR Lansing. Five minutes, 20 slides, each slide moves automatically every 15 seconds. Simple, yet so hard to pull off effectively! There are now well […]

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Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @TryVantagePoint – Virtual Reality Harassment Training!
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Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at the HR technology startup VantagePoint. VantagePoint is a virtual reality(VR) learning technology company that has produced both sexual harassment and diversity and inclusion training, as well as a training metrics dashboard to go along with their VR training. I’m not sure we are even close […]

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The #1 Holiday Gift For Recruiting and TA pros Worldwide!
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When I worked at Applebee’s in HR we talked about terminations as giving someone a “gift”. Every time I tell someone this, they kind of chuckle. “Yeah! Great ‘gift’ I get fired!” Of course, there’s an explanation. Imagine you are working in your dream job (whatever that job might be). You love your job. You […]

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You’re Going to Jail because of your LinkedIn Profile Pic!
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Breaking News from down under! An Australian woman lied on her resume and used a fake picture on her LinkedIn profile and those facts were used in a trial where she was sentenced to over a year in jail! Let’s face it Australia is kind of like the Florida of countries. From the article: Veronica […]

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CareerBuilder loses motion in sexual-harassment suit
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CareerBuilder has lost a motion to dismiss a sexual-harassment suit filed by a former employee who described a working culture of widespread discrimination against women.

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How Would a College Education be Different if you Were an Investor?!
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There’s a concept that is starting to gain some steam in college tuition funding called “Income Share Agreements”. The basis of these agreements is pretty much “I” (the investor) pays “you” (the student) to go to college and get an education. Once you graduate and get a job, I take some of your annual salary […]

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Randstad announces $133 million cost reduction plan
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Dutch temporary employment agency Randstad announced a new plan today that the company says will save it $133 million by 2021. Randstad, which owns American employment agency Monster, announced the plans on a company analyst webinar in London.

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The 12 Steps to Recovery for Being a Passionate Asshole!
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I wrote a post titled, “The 5 Things HR Leaders Need to Know About Developing Employees“. In that post I had a paragraph: When I was young in my career, I was very ‘passionate’. That’s what I liked calling it – passionate.  I think the leaders I worked with called it, “career derailer”.  It took […]

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It’s the Wednesday Before Turkey Day! Let Marie Kondo help you clean your desk!
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I’m a dude and like most dudes I know, I’m not super organized. I don’t think I’m sloppy, but that’s mostly due to some heavy training by Mrs. Sackett (like decades of training!). The thing is, once you get used to organization, you really notice when things are not organized! One of the recent pop […]

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Will a bad credit report cost you a job?
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Does your credit report reveal anything about whether you’re a good hire? Or is HR just screwing the pooch (and you)?

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True or False: Corporate Recruiters Fear Agency Recruiters?
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True or False?  It’s a common belief, in most Talent and HR circles, that most corporate recruiters fear agency recruiters.  Go ahead and argue if you would like, but it seems a little silly. The reality is, true recruiting professionals don’t fear amateurs. It’s like a really great professional Photographer. They charge money because they offer […]

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Do you believe your HR leadership style is that of a “coach”?
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I read an article in The New Yorker on the importance of “Coaching” by Atul Gawande.  Atul is a writer and a surgeon, smart and creative and I should hate him, but he’s so freaking brilliant! From the article: The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach. They’re not […]

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