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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 8

The American Dream Tax

Hasan Minhaj is an American comedian who just released his new comedy special on Netflix, Homecoming King, and it might be one of the best comedy specials I’ve seen in years! He’s funny, yes. But, he also introduces a new kind of comedy on stage that is very ‘millennial’ in nature in that it’s multi-media. […]

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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 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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Jun 1

How Will You Kill Your Company? #WorkHuman

At the WorkHuman conference, Adam Grant, author of “Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World” gave an informing and entertaining keynote, but one question he asked really stood out for me over everything else. It was the concept of asking the leaders in your company this one question: “How will you kill this company?” Actually, go […]

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May 31

How Are You Helping Your Transgender Employees? #WorkHuman

Hey, kids! I’m out at the WorkHuman Conference this week! This the third event for WorkHuman and it’s really becoming a world class conference. I mean, let’s be honest, if you have Michelle Obama on your agenda, you’re completely legit! One of the keynotes from yesterday was Chaz Bono. I’ve never gotten a chance to see […]

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May 15

‘Short-timer’s’ Guide to Getting Fired (Dead employee walking edition)

You know what happens when someone is on the path to being fired?  They start doing all kinds of strange things.  They’re actually fairly easy to spot, and if you follow these rules and guidelines you will be able to pick them out or know if it’s you that is about to be terminated. In […]

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May 11

5 New Rules of Work

I’m usually a big fan of Fast Company articles (in fact my friend Lars Schmidt is now a regular contributor to FC and his stuff is awesome!)but this one seemed like the biggest contrived piece of new-aged garbage, I just had to share! The article has a great premise: These Are The New Rules of […]

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May 10

The Number One Reason Employees Fail

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein It’s about that time when the HR conference season gets into full swing, so I’m beginning to prepare myself for the hundreds of conversations I’ll have […]

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May 8

How to get your first HR job!

It’s graduation season which means I get a ton of messages from new HR grads asking for advice. I heard from someone at SHRM that there are currently 8,000 human resource’s university programs in the world currently. Doesn’t that seem like a huge number? I’m not sure we actually need 8,000 HR post-high school programs […]

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