Professionalism vs. Civility at Work!

By Tim Sackett In Human Resources and Talent Acquisition we have gotten very use to hiring managers making a statement like, “I really need someone with a high level of professionalism in this role”. Having experience as both an HR leader and a Talent Acquisition leader for twenty-five years, I thought I knew exactly what that meant. My view of …

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 …

Does a $15/hr Minimum Wage Really Help Workers?

By Tim Sackett There might not be a more controversial topic in 2021! Whether or not we (the United States of America) should raise the minimum wage for all workers, in all states, in all jobs to $15/hr. I would love to say this is ‘simply’ a political issue, but it’s not. It’s much more complicated than politics. Both sides …

Trump and Biden Envision Different Paths to Retirement Security

By Stephen Miller, CEBS – SHRM There is not a lot of overlap among the proposals that President Donald Trump, a Republican, and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, have championed regarding private-sector and government retirement benefits. Below is an overview of the candidates’ proposed changes to employer-sponsored savings plans and Social Security. Biden Favors ‘Equalizing’ 401(k) Tax Benefits Biden’s tax …

Are you working more, or less, during the Pandemic?

Different Working Positions

If someone was to ask me I felt that, on average, were people working more, or less, during the pandemic I think my gut feel would be less. Not that I don’t think most people want to work, it’s just so much got shut down and so many jobs went remote, it would seem natural that most people worked less. …

COVID Career Pivots – The One Thing You Need to Know!

Figures showing a pivot or change indirection

On a daily basis, I get messages from folks who are ready to make a pivot in their career, and with so many folks losing their job because of COVID the amount looking to pivot seems to be increasing. Career pivots aren’t a new thing. On average people change jobs like 358 times during their career or something like that. …

5 Traits That Make Your HR Business Partner Great!

By Tim Sackett I use to think the title ‘HR Partner’ was played out and it probably was for a time.  There was a point a few years ago when every HR Pro had to change their title from HR Manager, HR Director, etc., to HR Partner.  It always made me feel like we were all apart of a bad …

The Single Biggest Factor in Finding Your Dream Job!

Dream Job - This Way!

By Tim Sackett I’ve been given the opportunity to speak to a number of high school and college graduating seniors. The one common question from both groups, I get frequently, is “how can I get my dream job?”  It’s a simple question, with about one million possible answers.  Which makes it a tough question to answer in front of a …

4 Tips for Hiring Candidates with Grit!

By Tim Sackett In our ever-constant struggle to find the secret sauce of finding the best talent, many organizations are looking to hire candidates who have grit. What the heck is grit? Candidates who have grit tend to have better resolve, tenacity, and endurance. Ultimately, executives are looking for employees who will get after it and get stuff done. Employees who …

The New Normal for Hiring Hourly Employees!

The New Normal for Hiring Hourly Employees!

Not many of us are actually doing a ton of hiring right now. How do I know? There are 25 million people who applied for unemployment! That means there’s probably another 75 million that are currently under-employed or utilized. This means that when we all get back to the ‘new normal’ of working, a bunch of stuff is going to …