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Nov 18

T3 – WANTED Analytics

T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion.  There are so many […]

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Nov 6

Surge Pay

My friend Laurie Ruettiman wrote about Uber’s Surge pricing recently.  You know, when Uber basically is super busy, so to advantage of this time, they up their prices to meet demand. Do you really want a ride?  Okay, that will be twice the amount as normal!  It’s basic economics of supply and demand.  No one […]

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Oct 6

Why Your Best Performers Make Horrible Leaders

We all make this mistake, and we’ll continue to make this mistake.  It’s the same old story.  One of your employees performs really, really well, and because of their performance you move them out of the position they are in and put them in a leadership position. Then, they fail and become a lousy performer. […]

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Aug 28

What Kind of Mentor Are You?

I got asked to be a mentor for someone recently.  It’s not the first time I’ve been asked, but I found myself wondering what ‘Tim Sackett’ as a mentor should look like.  Maybe it’s where I’m at in my career, but I found myself wondering what is it that I could really give someone coming […]

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Aug 6

Does Job Security Matter Anymore?

Tower’s Watson released some data recently from a fairly large study of over 32,000 employees and 1,600 HR professionals which ranked critical factors of retaining your employees.   Here are the results: Not surprising, money pretty much rules as always.  You want me to stay?  Pay Me! What is surprising is how high up “Job […]

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Jul 3

The Search For The Smartest Employee

Yo! I’m on vacation this week, don’t try and come rob my house, it’s a ‘staycation’!  I’m going to run some oldies but goodies so I can let my creative juices focus on Gin and Tonics. Here you go: I couldn’t sleep the other night, probably because of the 14 Diet Dews I had throughout […]

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Jun 6

5 Retention Fixes – No Money Down

I love SMB HR shops (SMB – small/medium sized businesses) for a number of reasons, but none more than for the simple fact, smaller sized HR shops are forced to be more creative because of less resources. Creativity and SMB HR shops, remind me of my Grandma. Grandma grew up in the depression.  People who […]

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May 28

Would You Pay A Candidate To Interview?

Last week I got my ass handed to me for daring to consider that those who interview with a company, should pay for interview feedback.  Not just normal interview feedback, like thanks, but no thanks, but something really good and developmental.  Most people think that idea is bad.  Interview feedback should be free.  It’s not […]

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May 6

Apparently, It Is All About The Money!

To have highly engaged employees who must do what? Come on. Come on.  What have you been told for the last 10 or 20 years? I’ll give you the synopsis: 1. Recognize solid performance 2. Provide challenging and meaningful work 3. Give frequent feedback 4. Give employees a voice in decision making 5. Flexibility Apparently, […]

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Apr 30

Should You Know Your Bosses Salary?

It’s an age-old question.  Should organizations make their salary information public in-house amongst the employees?  In a era of transparency, it’s really the one thing most people still disagree on.  The higher up the chain you go, unless your in a publicly traded company, than it’s public anyway, the less likely you’re willing to want […]

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