Tag: actually

Recruiting Idea! This Might Actually Work!

Why don’t potential candidates pick up your phone calls? Well, yes, no one picks up phone calls anymore, but, no, people still pick up phone calls for certain reasons. We don’t pick up phone calls when we don’t know who it is or we don’t want to talk to the person who’s calling. Why do we pick up phone calls?  We actually like the…

3 out of 4 Employees Actually Want to Return to the Office!

I think most HR pros disagree with this number. I didn’t make it up like I do most of the time, but I was having this feeling that way to many HR leaders and pros were feeling that their entire office workforce just wanted to remain remote. The number is from this recent Human Experience study. Basically, it’s saying 25% of workers want to…

Abandonment of AI and Intelligent Tool Projects (and what it actually means)

Read Time1 Minute, 0 Second Click to Enlarge   What AI and Intelligent Tool Projects are being Abandoned? (and what does abandonment of these HR Tech projects actually mean?)   We surveyed 542 HR executives and subject matter experts to find out what AI and intelligent tools were passing or failing in real-world deployments.   Failure is part of the transition to any new…

How many people in your profession actually know what they are doing?

I asked this question recently to a number of people. On a normal distribution curve of performance it should look something like this: -20% are Top Performers -70% are Average Performers -10% are Not Performing at all So, my belief would be if I asked an individual in any professional occupational role, “Tell me what percentage of pros in your field actually know what…

Recruiting Facts: People Actually Like It When You Want Them…

If I hear one more person tell me that candidates don’t like phone calls, I’m going to shove a phone up your… I’m not the smartest cat, but I know a couple of things.  Here are a few things I know: 1. You can’t taste the difference of well Gin and high-end Gin after 4 Gin and Tonics. 2. French Fries, Onion rings and…

What Does Tim Sackett Actually Do?

So, besides my beautiful wife asking this question, frequently, I get asked this question all the time! During the spring and fall conference season, I’m out and about all over the world speaking. At almost every stop I’ll have at least one person come up to me and ask, “So, what do you actually do?”  Ugh! It’s the single biggest failure of my life!…

What’s Your Real Pay? Hint: You’re Actually Losing Ground

The Q2 2018 PayScale Index showed wages declined 0.9% in comparison to Q1 2018. The PayScale Real Wage Index, which measure wage growth in relation to inflation, dropped 1.8% over the last quarter – the biggest decline in seven years. Due to inflation rising faster than wage growth, workers in Q2 2018 earned 1.4% less in “real wages” than they did one year ago.

Will Amazon’s New Salary Policy Actually Hurt Women?

So, a ton of our HR peers around the country in states like California, Massachusetts, New York City, etc. are trying to figure out new laws that ban hiring managers from asking candidates about their salary history. Forever, this has been commonplace. It might still be in your workplace, as this isn’t federal law, yet, most managers use the salary history question as a…

We Don’t Actually Have to Retain All of Our Employees!

In 2018 and beyond, employee retention will become a huge focus. Why? Unemployment rates and demographics are kicking all TA shops in the mouth! The best hire you will ever make is the one you don’t have to make! So, welcome back to the main stage, Retention! Some could argue that employee retention is always an important issue, but during major recessions, it becomes…

Wait, what!? You want me to actually work…

I took this job because you guys have a rocking careers website… I took this job because of your awesome culture… I took this job because your employees wear whatever they want… I took this job because you serve unlimited gourmet coffee, all day… I took this job because you give unlimited time off… I took this job because you offered me more than…

“Post and Pray” Actually Takes More Work Than Recruitment Marketing!

I read a great post over at Social Talent recently, written by Manna Shah, titled “Why You Should Stop Posting on Job Boards, Now!” Shah laid out the workflow between going out on job boards and posting jobs, versus going out and specifically sourcing for the candidates you actually know will fit the opening you are recruiting for. Here’s the chart from the post:…

T3 – The Reputation of Your Company As An Employer Actually Might Matter!

Okay, I know Glassdoor has worked for a decade to make you believe that your employer reputation matters. Their own data says that 70% of candidates will check a companies reputation before making a career decision, and they have 40+ million candidates going to their site on a monthly basis. The problem is, I don’t think most employers really thought that much about it,…