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Jun 26

The Grand Vision of Your Company: Ingredient #1 of your Employment Brand

Did you see last week that Facebook changed its corporate vision? The old vision was “Making the world more open and connected”. The new vision is: “Bring the World Closer Together” It’s pretty good, right? Five words. That’s pretty tight! Studies have been done on thousands of company mission and vision statements and the average […]

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Jun 21

The Key Trait of Every Great Employee #SHRM17

For twenty years I’ve been hiring and firing people.  I’ve been lucky enough to have some really great performers, a bunch of good performers and also a few really crappy performers.  It seems like every time I turn, someone has an answer for me on how to hire better.  For years I have given the […]

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Jun 19

How Big Is Your Hotel Room? Measuring your HR Influence! #SHRM17

Just got off the spring HR conference season, although it seems like the HR/TA conference season is now never ending. It used to be the conference season for HR and TA conferences were spring and fall, with the one outlier being SHRM National at the end of June. Now, you can go to a conference […]

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Jun 15

Should Talent Acquisition Be Driving Revenue in Your Organization? #VueDD17

I’m on a plane flying back from HireVue’s Digital Disruption in Park City, UT this week. Really well-done user conference which is more non-user conference than user conference. Agenda loaded with great TA content, a ton of really high-level TA leaders in attendance to drive great conversation and almost no product pitch! One of the […]

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Jun 14

The Perfect Change Model for HR #VueDD17

I’m out in Park City, UT this week at Hirevue’s Digital Disruption conference. The conference is designed for TA pros and leaders looking to ‘disrupt’ their current TA shop and the agenda is packed with great content and speakers. Rusty Rueff kicked off the conference with a great keynote on disruption and change. (Side editor’s […]

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Jun 12

Now That’s What I Call HR! Vol. 1

So, if you’re a regular reader of this blog you know of my friend Chris Bailey, is a Brit expat who is running PWC’s HR consultancy in the Caribbean, and he lives in Cayman. Yeah, Chris has the one job on the planet that every HR pro in the world wants! And, he’s an awesome […]

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Jun 9

Is Love intrinsically bigger than Fear?

The most famous quote from Machiavelli’s book “The Prince” is: “Better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.” Uh, oh, Tim is quoting Machiavelli, this blog has jumped the shark! I heard this quote recently on the HR conference circuit. HR speakers seem to come in two types: 1. Love is bigger […]

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Jun 7

Do you really want to get better?

I’ve been writing about HR, Talent, and Leadership every day going on seven years. If you go around telling people you know something about something, guess what? They’re going to ask you to tell them about something, specifically as it relates to their circumstance.  So, I get asked my advice quite a bit about talent […]

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Jun 6

T3 – @Globoforce pre-launches Life Events #WorkHuman

Hey, last week I was at WorkHuman powered by Globoforce and they had a new product launch that kind of left many in the audience in tears! How often can you say that about a tech launch – take a look: So, Life Events is designed to increase the quality of your work relationships. Some […]

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Jun 5

The Sackett Commencement Speech!

(I’m on vacation today at my nephew’s graduation! So, I thought to re-run this post made sense! Enjoy!)  It’s that time of year when universities and high schools go through graduation ceremonies and we celebrate educational achievements.  It’s also that time of year when you get bombarded with every great commencement speech ever given.  There […]

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