Tag: always

The #1 Thing You Need To Do To Find The Job You’ve Always Wanted!

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 bad terminations take place. It’s usually, “Hey, we like…

Is More Efficient Recruiting Always Better?

If you’re in HR or TA and read this blog on a regular basis you know I’m all for making our recruiting process as efficient as possible! Primarily, because so many of us are woefully inefficient in using our technology and the belief that a more involved process must be a better process. I’m a little nervous about the future and recruiting efficiency. I…

For HelloFresh, Business Agility Is Always on the Menu

Read Time1 Minute, 3 Second The pandemic has tested the agility and staying power of virtually every organization. But while most restaurants and food service companies have faced challenges, some have discovered opportunities. And they’ve leveraged modern planning to make the most of them. One of these is Germany-based HelloFresh, which delivers prepackaged meal kits directly to consumers. Founded in 2011, HelloFresh expanded its…

Workforce Wellness: Always Critical, But Now Even More So

With the COVID-19 pandemic and importance of equality coming front and center, people all over the world face increased uncertainty and complex emotions. The challenges run the gamut. The shift to remote work has brought new stresses with things like childcare and homeschooling, and questions as to how and when workplaces will reopen. Our mission within Workday Ventures is to be a force multiplier…

3 Reasons Recruiting Top Talent Should Always Be a Focus

Recruiting top talent is critical to the success of any business, as employees are a key source of competitive advantage. With the right team in place, you can boost productivity across your organization and provide the top-notch customer service needed to drive profitability. Because of this, attracting and hiring the best possible employees should always be a focus at your organization.  Unfortunately as a…

Momma always said, “Stupid is as stupid does”

Do you think we, Americans, will be able to self-quarantine? I don’t. Let me give you two examples of why not: It’s this past Saturday. We are getting ready to hunker down at Casa de Sackett. Part of our nesting process is to get some projects done which means a quick trip to the Container Store to get some materials. The Container Store is…

It’s Not Always Artificial: The Truth Behind AI

This post was originally published on this site How That “Chatbot” of Yours Might Be Exposing Data to Unauthorized People The words “artificial intelligence” are thrown around a lot these days. However, there’s a growing number of supposed AI startups that actually have very little to do with the technology. Research conducted by MMC Ventures couldn’t find any evidence of artificial intelligence in 40…

I Don’t Always Use Recruiters, but When I Do… (I use Tim Sackett!)

I love those old Dos Equis commercials “The Most Interesting Man in the World” where the most interesting man says, “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do I prefer Dos Equis.” It’s great marketing that doesn’t seem to get old.  It actually ended in 2018, but it’s become part of our vernacular. It got me to thinking as well. I started my…

7 Things to Never Say When Asking for a Raise…But You Always Wanted To!

Columnist, Jeff Haden, wrote an article called “Ten Things You Should Never Say When Firing an Employee“  in which he tries to give good advice, in typical HR fashion of over-reducing risk, in how you should speak, or not speak, to an individual regarding their near termination.  As you can imagine, there were the classics: “Look, this is really hard on “me”!” “We’ve decided…

Always in Beta

One of my clients refers to itself as “always under construction”…that’s another way of saying you’re always in Beta… This has been their tagline for close to twenty years and they truly are always under construction in every way they approach business including HR and Talent… But what is Beta? Webster’s defines it as: a stage of development in which a product is nearly…

Employee Improvement Plans: Should They Always Be Viewed as a Death Sentence?

Did I miss the memo? When did the venerable Performance Improvement Plan — a managerial non sequitur that often has little to do with performance OR improvement — morph into the more concise but equally Orwellian “Corrective Action?” I bumped into this new terminology for what most managers lovingly refer to as a “PIP” a couple of weeks ago when Fistful of Talent Grand…

The 1 Thing You Need to Do to Get the Job You Always Wanted!

Last week I got a call from an old work friend. He wanted to have lunch.  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 bad terminations take place. It’s usually, “hey, we like you, but we really want to…

It Always Pays to Help Employees Build on Their Strengths

If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times while listening to managers give performance reviews to their employees – “Here are the areas you need to work to improve on.”  It sounds like a really smart thing to do, doesn’t it? After all, don’t we all want to improve on our weaknesses? Well … no. Although it would be nice to improve…

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener…

This is HR’s go-to advice for employees who put in their two-week notice, especially if that employee is heading to a competitor: “Just remember! The grass isn’t always greener!”  HR is mostly right. I’d say here’s the actual breakdown of ‘greenest’: 50% is actually about the same shade of green. You’re moving to just move. You’ll find the job, the people, the money, everything…