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May 23

Two Industries Leaders Launch Diversity & Inclusion Technology, @TalVistaHR!

It was announced today that industry veterans, Elaine Orler and Scot Sessions have partnered up to launch the D&I technology platform TalVista. TalVista provides a view beyond the noise of unconscious bias in the hiring process. Now businesses can be more inclusive from the job description through to the interview. Based on research, the words we use will […]

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May 22

Your Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @LinkedIn Makes Some Changes to Help Candidates Apply Easier!

Today on the Weekly Dose I take a look at some recent changes LinkedIn has made to their platform to make it easier for candidates. Here is the announcement from LinkedIn on two of the new enhancements that were made: How You Match on job postings shows members how they stack up to the experience needed […]

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May 21

How Long Should It Take a Candidate to Make a Decision on a Job Offer?

When you make a candidate an offer, how long do you give them to tell you they want the job or not? 24 hours? 3 days? 1 week? Immediately? For two decades I’ve been in the camp of a candidate should be able to tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ immediately, or you (the recruiter and […]

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May 18

Managing Change in HR and TA – What Would Sackett Do?

Hey gang! On May 21st (this upcoming Monday) there is a free online virtual summit around change and innovation. I was invited to participate and you can hear my interview on thoughts around innovation in HR and Talent Acquisition, as well as, how I think we (HR and TA) should be change leaders in our […]

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May 17

“In Transition” Isn’t Helping You Find a New Job!

I know you’ve seen this on resumes and profiles over the past few years! Someone is looking for work and they title their profile “In Transition”. Quick – without taking five seconds to think about, be honest, what do you think when someone says, “In Transition” on their resume, cover letter, LI profile, etc.? Put […]

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May 16

Career Confessions of Gen Z: Is Humor Generational?

Growing up, I had to deal with many instances of embarrassment. Not only was I a normal awkward pre-teen that had braces and didn’t know how to talk to people, I also had Tim Sackett as my father. As many of you know, my Dad has a very interesting sense of humor. My Mom likes […]

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May 15

The Best HR Technology Conference on the Planet is Happening in Vegas!

I get asked a lot about my favorite HR conference to attend. I have a few that I really love, but one of my all-time favorites is The HR Technology Conference! The HR Tech Conference runs September 10-14th in Las Vegas. So, why do I love it so much?  1. HR Tech has a half-day […]

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May 14

Every New Leader Has Two Things!

Are you a new leader or do you know someone who is about to get into a new leadership position? This post is for them! Every time a new leader starts in a position they only bring two things with them: Your resume. A speech. Your resume is easy. It’s all the crap you did […]

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May 11

Does This Sweater Make Me Look Fat?

I’ve got a bit of a problem. I love buying new clothes, jackets, and shoes. You see, I’m kind of built like a fire hydrant. Picture a fire hydrant in your mind right now. Not very sexy is it! So, I compensate, not by eating a great diet and working out constantly! Hell, no! That’s […]

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May 10

Career Confessions from Gen Z: Generational Differences or Time in Life? You make the call!

One topic that I’ve been hesitant to write about but I feel is necessary is the notion of Gen-Z as spoiled or “babied”. I think amongst the older generations, Gen-Z is often looked at as much more spoiled than the rest. Apparently, our parents do everything for us and we have it much easier off […]

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