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The Tim Sackett Commencement Speech!
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It’s that time of year when universities and high schools go through graduation ceremonies and we celebrate educational achievements.  It’s also that time of year when you get bombarded with every great commencement speech ever given.  There is clearly a recipe for giving a great commencement speech.  Here are the ingredients: 1. Make the graduates […]

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When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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This is a phrase my wife is fond of saying. I read it recently in an article from a college football coach who was talking about recruiting and social media. He said it in terms of these 18-22-year-old kids on social media, and that it was really difficult to come to grips with this concept. […]

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Should we be forcing vaccinations at work? #HRFamous
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On episode 61 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss Clubhouse, how to get people to get the Covid vaccine, and what remote vs. hybrid work will look like. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, […]

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Professionalism vs. Civility at Work!
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In Human Resources and Talent Acquisition we have gotten very use to hiring managers making a statement like, “I really need someone with a high level of professionalism in this role”. Having experience as both an HR leader and a Talent Acquisition leader for twenty-five years, I thought I knew exactly what that meant. My […]

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What if you’re just average?
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At some point in our little journey on this big floating rock we discover something about ourselves.Some of us discover we might actually be pretty good at some stuff and being good at that stuff actually has some value, so for all intensive purposes, if you’re one of these people, you kind of won the […]

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Are You Really a Global Leader?
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I was looking at some technology this past week and they were telling me they are a global technology provider! So, of course, I ask the question, “Oh, really, where do you have users?” A bit of silence and then some explaining, “Oh, well, of course here in the U.S., but we also have users […]

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What is the difference between Recruiting and Sourcing?
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I get asked a lot about what’s really the difference between Recruiting and Sourcing? Or, where does Sourcing end and Recruiting begin? Or something similar to these questions. The answer is it doesn’t matter. The organization has a need for talent. The organization has to find or grow talent. You and others in the organization need […]

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Career Rules They Don’t Teach You in College! #HRFamous
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On episode 60 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss vacations in St. George, Utah, the crew’s favorite career rules, and an update on hourly hiring in the U.S. Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, […]

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Seek completes sale of Zhaopin
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Australia-based Seek has completed the partial sale of its stake in Zhaopin, in a deal worth $540 million U.S.

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Do you feel like an imposter in your HR or TA Leadership Role?
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Imposter syndrome impacts everyone at some point. The feeling like you don’t belong because your abilities aren’t up to par with others, or your accomplishments don’t fit the role you were given. This belief that you might be a fraud, except no one has figured it out, just yet! So, there is a couple of […]

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The Past-Employee Walk of Shame!
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I’ve lost jobs and I’ve called old employers to see if they would want to hire me back. I’ve usually gotten a response that sounded something like, “Oh, boy would we want you back but we just don’t have anything. Good Luck!”  Many of us in the talent game talk about our employee Alumni and […]

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What if we hired employees like NFL teams draft players?
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The NFL draft, kind of like college football recruiting, is still mostly a crap shoot. I mean, you kind of know what you’re getting, but you truly have no idea if that player is going to be a great success or a colossal failure! It’s all a game of statistical chance. Our hope is this […]

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Amazon Rebrands Performance Management! #HRFamous
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Editor note (that’s me, Tim) – The Amazon stuff in this episode truly made me laugh out loud! On episode 59 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss the fact that Amazon AWS has branded performance improvement plan programs called “FOCUS” and “PIVOT.” They alternate […]

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New Leaders Start with Two Things!
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Are you a new leader or do you know someone who is about to get into a new leadership position? This post is for them! Every time a new leader starts in a position they only bring two things with them: Your resume. A speech. Your resume is easy. It’s all the crap you did […]

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