“My Company” vs “Our Company”

By Tim Sackett I was listening to some of my recruiters talk to candidates the other day. I like to do that from time to time. You learn a lot about your team, your jobs, your hiring managers, your engagement levels. One of the things I overheard was something like, “I’m going to tell you about the benefits that “MY” …

What is the biggest driver of employee engagement?

By Tim Sackett I got to see Marcus Buckingham speak at the HR Technology Conference in Vegas a couple of weeks ago. I think it’s the 2319th time I’ve seen him speak. I’m not sure if I’ve seen Marcus or Josh Bersin speak more, it’s probably almost a tie. Basically, if you go to HR conferences, you get to see those two …

The 7 Words That Turn Candidates Off!

Communication is a tricky thing. It’s so easy to turn off another party by simply using just one wrong word, especially when you’re trying to build a relationship with a candidate you potentially want to hire. I think there are some words and phrases that have a high probability of turning off a candidate to want to come work for …

Why am I being ‘ghosted’ after I interview?

Dear Timmy, I recently applied for a position that I’m perfect for! A recruiter from the company contacted me and scheduled me for an interview with the manager. I went, the interview was a little over an hour and it went great! I immediately followed up with an email to the recruiter and the manager thanking them, but since then …

The Single Greatest Trait An HR Pro Can Have

HR 101. If there is one thing I could give a new HR Pro it would be this simple advice: No matter how prepared you think you are, you really only need to prepare yourself, for one thing. What’s that ‘one’ thing? You’re going to be surprised in your career with some stuff! You don’t really get judged on your …

Giving Feedback to Recruiters

Recruiters and hiring managers have long had a history of a relationship in need of improvement. A major area that they can improve on is communication. Communication, just like it does in any other relationship, plays a vital role between the hiring manager and the recruiter. Specifically, a needed aspect of communication between the two is feedback from hiring managers …

A Solution to Vacant Tech Positions

The amount of tech jobs in the U.S has greatly increased and yet many go unfilled. This is because employers are struggling to fill the skills gap. Having unfilled positions negatively impacts the top and bottom lines of business in ways that hiring managers tend to never even consider. To make matters even more challenging for employers, the market is being driven …