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 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 …