Sabrina.Baker's picture

Sabrina Baker, PHR is the owner of Acacia HR Solutions a human resource consulting and recruiting firm. She specializes in the four main developmental stages of the employee life cycle: recruiting, training, succession and outplacement. You can connect with her on Twitter and Linkedin.

Screen Name: 
Sabrina Baker


Member for
11 years 4 months

Articles by Sabrina Baker

Very few things in this life are set in stone. While businesses do operate under budgets and have set amounts that they are able to pay per position, there is often quite a bit of wiggle room in the salary negotiation process. Here is a quick three-item list of things you can negotiate with a potential new employer.
August 15, 2013
I came across this article about Chicago based Home Run Inn and how this family owned business is working towards making a seamless transition when it is time for the next generation to take over. I applaud the pizza business as so many family owned businesses really do not think this far ahead.
July 3, 2013

The most common mantra heard from job search experts around the globe is network, network, network. Job seekers everywhere are given advice over and over about the power and necessity of networking. And I certainly do not disagree. Networking, like so many other things, can be a very powerful piece of a job search strategy. But what do you do at networking events? How do you go about ensuring that you are leaving a lasting impression? I’ve compiled a short list of things you must have at a networking event to be able to work the room properly.

June 11, 2013

I embolden job seekers on a daily basis to make sure they have a tailored job search strategy. Rather than just go about their job search randomly, I preach the importance of a strategy that is targeted, reviewed and adjusted on a daily basis. Ironically, those on the other side of the hiring line do not always seem to have the same focus.

May 13, 2013

In Tuesday’s post I mentioned my friend Doug – that’s him in the picture with me. I met Doug on Twitter several months – maybe even a year ago. If you are an HR professional and not a part of the large HR community that exists on social media you are missing out and I’m going to use Doug to tell you why.

March 25, 2013

There are a lot of components to leadership. The characteristics that go into making an effective leader are vast. If I asked for a list, I bet I would get pages and pages. We look for a lot in our leaders.

February 13, 2013

This is the second most popular post from the first six months of this year and a topic that gets brought up a lot between job seekers and recruiters. Unfortunately, dishonesty can run rampant on both sides. I would love to hear your thoughts.

November 30, 2012

This week I had the honor of attending SHRM’s Workflex Conference as a member of the press team. Here is what the workflex conference is all about taken right from the website.

The 2012 Workflex Conference is an innovative conference that offers solutions for HR professionals and other business leaders who are actively engaged in building and implementing effective and flexible workplace strategies.

October 26, 2012

For the final post in this short series I wanted to write briefly about the consequences of lazy hiring. I’ve already written about lazy leadership and lazy employees, so I thought lazy hiring was a good way to wrap it up. This one will be brief because I just can’t imagine that anyone reading this doesn’t understand the consequences of lazy hiring.
And yet it happens….

News Updates
October 16, 2012