The Newest Red Flag In Hiring!

By HRU President Tim Sackett 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 …

7 Very Short Rules For Being Better At Recruiting!

Over the past few months have had dozens of conversations with Talent Acquisition leaders across America. From SMB to Enterprise, all types of markets, and all with basically the same kind of problem. The need to get better at recruiting, and the need to do it very quickly! (By the way, I actually wrote a book on how to do …

America’s Greatest Threat? Lack of Hourly Workers!

By Tim Sackett Businesses big and small are desperate currently for workers. Low-skill, semi-skilled, people who have no skill but are willing to be trained. The hourly rate is anywhere between $12-22/hr. I’ve spoken to companies in every market and industry, many of whom will tell me they’ll hire as many people as they can find, they just can’t find …

How long should it take a candidate to decide on a job offer?

Article by HRU President Tim Sackett When you make a candidate an offer, how long do you give them to tell you they want the job or not? 24 hours? 3 days? 1 week? Immediately? For two decades I’ve been in the camp of a candidate should be able to tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ immediately, or you (the recruiter …

How To Make 1 out of 4 Hires a Veteran

28.6% of total new hires at HRU Tech were Veterans in 2020. We stand proud in our ability to connect employers with transitioning service members and Veterans. Above all, their military experience is an asset to any workplace.  But, making 1 out of 4 hires a veteran is no easy task. According to a major recruiting org’s survey, 80% of Organizations lack …

The Lies We Tell in HR and Talent Acquisition!

Article by Tim Sackett Everyone lies, right? I mean a little. Not bad lies. It’s like the lies we tell those we love to not hurt their feelings, or we believe the lie we are telling is really a victimless crime. You know the kind of lies I’m talking about: Does this dress make me look fat? (Of course not…the …

5 Magic Phrases that Will Instantly Make You More Likable in an Interview!

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We’ve heard for decades that most interview decisions are made within seconds. Someone meets you and pretty much sizes you up in those first few moments. I think that’s mostly correct, but every interviewee still has that time to change hearts and minds. Sure, you came in and immediately made a verbal gaffe or smelled like old lady feet, that …

There Is a 75% Chance of Selecting Better Talent if You Only Hire…

ME! No, I’m only joking. I’d be way higher than 75%!  You all know I love data and some of the fun things we can pull out of studies about performance and selection. A 2014 study on world-class athletes found that the top-performing athletes had older siblings in 75% of the participants studied! So, want to hire better performers? Ask this question: …

4 Things You Can Do to Get Candidates to Open Your Emails!

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By HRU President Tim Sackett I found some cool data that probably got overlooked a while back from CB Insights. Now, this data is from 2016, but it’s super relevant! CB Insights did some testing with their own email newsletter that went out to 175K+. A very big sample and the reality is they have the exact same goal as we …