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!

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 dress has …

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 …

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 …

It’s Super Hard to Write a Cool Job Posting!

Almost every solid TA pro and leader I know wants to have cool, hip, on fleek, whatever new saying the kids on Snap are saying, type job postings. What most organizations end up with is still the old written job description, KSAs, boring I just feel asleep same posting as they always have had. The main problem is you usually …

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 …

What Is This Hire Supposed To Do?

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I’m only talking to leaders today. We tend to fall into this rut. I have a position on my team. A person leaves. We need to fill that position. Before you fill your next position, as yourself this one question: How will this hire bring us closer to reaching our business objective?  In fact, you might want to ask that …