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Jan 4

Is Your Organization Using HR Tech for Good or Evil?

Right before Christmas when things were crazy and no one was paying attention, something happened in the HR Tech world that didn’t get much press. This happens at certain times. It’s why corporations, governments, etc. release bad news on Fridays at 5 pm. It gets buried during the weekend. The thing that happened was the announcement […]

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Jan 2

The First Thing Every Leader Should Do To Start The New Year!

Welcome back, kids! How was your break? I’m sure, like a lot of you, your time away was a mix of a lot of stuff. Some busy. Some fun. Some relaxation. Now, we’re all back to the grind! Every new year, when I come back to the office I have a little nervous energy. Okay, […]

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Dec 27

7 Sure Ways to Fail as a HR Leader

It’s tough being a Leader these days!  You have all these boomers retiring and taking their typewriters and knowledge with them, you have all theses X’ers who think they are now the second coming, the GenY’s and the Millennial’s who have been told they are the second coming, and now we have these Generation Zs […]

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Dec 22

You’re Running Out of Time!

I have three sons, two of which are in college.  They can do anything right now!  If they wanted, they could fill a backpack and walk the earth. No one is going to stop them, in fact, many will congratulate them for taking this leap while they’re young. In just a few years, people won’t […]

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Dec 15

The Definitive Recipe for Success 

Early this week I was in the car listening to NPR on my way to a meeting. I can’t even remember which show and who was being interviewed but I remember what was said by the person being interviewed. The topic was about success. The person being interviewed said that you reach success by having […]

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Dec 14

Let’s face it, we love pretty people!

So, you’ve probably heard by now that some companies in Silicon Valley decided to hire models to attend their annual holiday parties and act as friends of executives. The purpose was not to show the executives had pretty friends, but to add some ‘prettiness’ to the party: Along with a seemingly endless string of harassment […]

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Dec 8

The Sackett Office Holiday Party Rules!

Today is my annual office holiday party. The HRU Holiday Parties are pretty freaking fun! Probably like most recruiting shops and groups of elementary school teachers, we know how to let our hair down when the time is right! You will see about 500 articles and blog posts how this season on Office Holiday Party […]

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Dec 1

Your Male Employees Are Running Scared!

Ugh, I don’t even know if I want to write about this, but I just got back from the Recruiting Trends and Talent Tech Conference, and this one subject dominated most of my conversations in one way or another. First, don’t think I’m looking for compassion for men. As a gender, we’ve dug our own […]

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Nov 27

Are You Struggling to be Happy at Work?

In 1942 Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist, was taken to a Nazi concentration camp with his wife and parents.  Three years later, when his camp was liberated, his pregnant wife and parents had already been killed by the Nazis. He survived and in 1946 went on to write the book, “Man’s Search For Meaning“.  In […]

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Nov 20

Wait, what!? You want me to actually work…

I took this job because you guys have a rocking careers website… I took this job because of your awesome culture… I took this job because your employees wear whatever they want… I took this job because you serve unlimited gourmet coffee, all day… I took this job because you give unlimited time off… I […]

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