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April 2017

“There is anxiety, but it comes after you’ve finished filming because it’s out of your hands; people are editing it, they’re cutting it, marketing it. And it’s… part your career sort of rides on that. But when you’re actually filming it’s a team thing and it really feels good there for me.” ~Hugh Jackman

April 21, 2017

 

Hire [fill in the blank] First

April 20, 2017

In between games of the NBA playoffs this weekend and as I was digging through a couple of weeks of 'saved' items in my Feed reader, (anyone still using feed readers?), I came across a link to a Quora thread aiming to address the question 'What made Xerox PARC, (the legendary reseearch shop in Palo Alto), so special?'

April 20, 2017

On April 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with @TimSackett about The Realities of Using a Modern TA Platform.

In case you missed this fun and informative chat, you can see all the tweets here

 

April 19, 2017

 

 

There are times in our lives when we make a deliberate choice to give our best; to wholly dedicate ourselves to a project, cause or calling. A moment when we decide to go "all in" for who or what we believe in.

April 18, 2017
 
 
 
Every year, I write a blog for SHRM on Holocaust Remembrance.    
 
This year, Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah) is next week on April 24, 2017. 
 
April 18, 2017

originally published on The Tim Sackett Project blog

 

If you’re a talent acquisition (TA) leader for a big shop, I’m guessing my life is better than yours! Why do I know this? Because the technology you’re being asked to use has completely passed you by on the side of the highway!

April 17, 2017

For decades, smart people were thought to be those who knew the most—and weren't afraid to show it: the manager who insists that everyone sees things his way or the student who always has her hand up because she memorized the whole textbook. 

But now that technology can track down reams of information faster than even the biggest know-it-alls, our definition of what makes people smart is shifting.

April 17, 2017

                   

You say overtime; I say comp time.

April 15, 2017
 
Recruitment of top talent is an important issue for small business owners as it’s critical to the success of any operation. The full process of recruiting is time consuming and can be fraught with errors.
 
April 14, 2017
The majority of us work for our lifetime. Seriously. We are in a job of some sort from either our late teens/early twenties until our mid to late 60’s (if not longer). I’m not bemoaning this fact. Having a job is essential for all of us to be able to earn a living, provide for others, give generously and possibly have a family. With so much time invested, why do we hit times where things just feel a bit wonky?
 
April 13, 2017

 

On April 12, @shrmnextchat chatted with Christine Porath, an associate professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace about How to Create a Culture of Civility in the Workplace.  

April 12, 2017

 

How do you get 20 years of military experience down to two pages?

If there is one question that comes up more than any other from my military friends and networks, it is “How exactly do you condense 20 years of military experience into a resume that doesn’t resemble an encyclopedia?”

Veterans have a lot of training, experience & qualifications that need to be condensed into a short two-page resume that is typical of today’s standards. 

April 12, 2017

 

Rude comments, discourteous behaviors and heightened tensions. As if HR professionals didn’t already have enough on their plates, they must now contend with the growing prevalence of incivility in their organizations.

April 11, 2017

Times have changed in our working lives, and loyalty, hard work and sacrifice are no longer sure pathways to success. Yet traditional wisdom has not changed with the times and is crippling the professional advancement of many—even those in the HR community. The traditional advice that blind loyalty, hard work and sacrifice will earn you job security and a comfortable retirement is an outdated myth.

April 10, 2017
 
 
I know what you’re thinking: the irony of a health care lobbyist getting sick!  I've always prided myself for being a healthy, young, vibrant person. Well, recently I was hit with a dose of reality (or maybe its old age?) and I had a hives outbreak. 
 
April 6, 2017
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On April 5, @shrmnextchat chatted with Tony Lee (@TonyLeeHR) and panelists Sharlyn Lauby (@sharlyn_lauby) and Carol McDaniel (@carolmacd) on Top Recruiting Trends for 2017 and Beyond.

April 5, 2017
 
            
 
 
April 5, 2017
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Think back to being in your early twenties.  If you’re anything like me, I was 99 percent positive I was the best, brightest worker who was going to set the world on fire.  The 1 percent of self-doubt that existed was really a non-event.
April 5, 2017
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I like to read and re-read blogs on leadership.  They are helpful reminders on what I need to keep doing (or not doing) and where there are opportunities for personal growth.  Although expressed from different perspectives, the articles often cover the same attributes or competencies that we rightfully expect from good leaders.

April 4, 2017

 

 

Last month, almost 750 SHRM members joined us in Washington D.C. for SHRM’s 39th Employment Law and Legislation Conference. It was an especially exciting time to be in the nation’s capital, with volatile health care negotiations and a Supreme Court nomination underway. We could feel the energy and immediacy in every session. There is so much at stake right now, with changes coming at a pace we’ve never experienced.

April 3, 2017

 

 

Smart talent acquisition strategies are the key to organizational stability and growth, and several trends are reshaping how organizations now find talent.

Whether you’re a full-time recruiter or an HR department of one, the survival of your talent acquisition strategy will depend on your ability to implement the trends that have completely changed the hiring landscape. 

April 3, 2017
 
I’ll be the first to admit that politics kind of intimidats me, regardless of working for a small municipality on the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska.  There was something about Advocacy Day during SHRM’s Employment Law & Legislative Conference that intrigued me, and maybe slightly terrified me, but never one to back down from a challenge, I signed up.
 
April 3, 2017

 

 

Is HR Data Even More Valuable To A Business Than Its Financial Data?

April 2, 2017