Category: Opinion

TransfoRM Recruitment Marketing Conference! Sign Up Today!

The World’s largest Recruitment Marketing Conference is Back for 2021! You can sign up for free here using the code “TIMTRANSFORM” to join TransfoRM 2021! The conference will be held on August 5th, coming to you live from DETROIT! For the 5th year, I”ll be the Emcee for this event, and I’ll also be bringing you the 4th edition of my popular walk &…

Ukrainian classified Work.ua updates its services

Ukrainian recruitment classified Work.ua has overhauled its services to increase convenience for users. The recent updates include an unlimited number of free offerings to any candidate, in-app messaging and the creation of personal cards in place of a resume for certain applications. Unlimited number of listings Now, any recruiter who has at least one paid […]

This Is How Your Work Culture Forms!

There’s nothing I really need to add to this. Hugh MacLeod, the brilliant artist at Gaping Void, has an awesome knack for saying so much with his work. I love their work. Turns out, design matters when building culture. So, brilliant. We love to believe that culture starts at the top with this great visionary leader, but our reality is most of us will…

Recruiting is Not Marketing Nor Sales!

We love, I love, to say Recruiting is Marketing! I love Recruitment Marketing and the technology behind it, I think it’s brilliant! Recruiting is also not sales! Why is Recruiting neither Marketing nor Sales? What’s the core function of marketing and sales? To welcome as many people as possible into your funnel so that all of those people will buy your product or service,…

Should we be talking politics at work? Is there a benefit to doing that? #HRFamous

In episode 69 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss Shopify’s CEO laying a smackdown on workplace politics and how hiring in the post-Covid era is the risky age of the “quick quit.” Listen (click this link if you don’t see the player) and be sure to subscribe, rate, and review (Apple Podcasts) and follow…

Safest Door Locks For Your Home

Most homeowners might not be aware of the fact that door locks are usually designed for either exterior or interior doors. This is because the locking mechanisms of exterior and interior doors are quite different. For instance, deadbolt door locks are used more on front or entry doors of houses while push-button locks are a better option for using in bathroom doors. This is…

Why do managers hold on to bad hires for so long?

I’ve been very public about my philosophy on hiring. I do not hire to fire. In no way do I hire someone thinking “I can’t wait until the day I fire them!”, I don’t think any of us really think that! I hire someone believing that with the right training, development, and support, they will be wildly successful! I own at least half of that…

The Newest Red Flag In Hiring!

I’m trained as an HR pro to pick up on ‘red flags’ in interviewing, in employee behavior, potential turnover risks, etc. Sometimes those red flags are really obvious.  I tease my staff all the time, but missing time on Mondays and Fridays, unexcused time, is a red flag.  It says something about how you feel about work, that you want to extend your weekend….

2.9 million Americans have been unemployed for at least a year! Why?

When I saw this number released this week, I was shocked. This month that number increased by almost 250,000! The 2.9M number represents 29% of all unemployed workers. I found myself asking, Why and How? How can someone who wants to work be unemployed for one year? Being someone who is in the business of hiring people my gut reaction wants to say, “well,…

Can You Find Cheaper Talent in the Midwest? #HRFamous

On episode 68 of The HR Famous Podcast, longtime HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett, Kris Dunn, and Jessica Lee come together to discuss their new diets for a post-quarantine summer, Apple’s return to work plans, and the managers finding cheaper domestic talent outside of elite/expensive labor markets. Show Highlights 2:15 – JLee is currently on a vegan kick and she is very hungry. 5:00 – Tim is…

Staffing website Workmate raises $10M

Singapore-based Workmate, an end-to-end online staffing website, announced that it has received $10 million U.S. in fresh funds from UK-based lending company Lendable which the startup will use to onboard more workers in Indonesia and Thailand.

In HR (and life) the story that wins becomes the truth!

In HR we hear a lot of stories. We love to tell ourselves we are hearing the truth from one side and a lie from another side, but the reality is both sides are stories with a little truth and a little lie built-in. We then ‘measure’ who we feel is telling more truth than lie, and that side becomes the full truth. Throughout…