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 …

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 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 …

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 …

Should You Build or Buy Talent in 2021?

By HRU President Tim Sackett Two rules of thumb in acquiring talent: In a good, long-term economic outlook, building talent will ultimately be better. In a questionable, short-term economic outlook, buying/renting talent is the best bet. 2021 is not the time to decide to build talent, at least not in the first two quarters. Most organizations have already started renting …

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!

Notification of new email on laptop

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 …

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 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 …