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Jun 22

The Next Great Trick in HR to Become World Class!

Oh, Tim must be talking about the great A.I. tech that’s coming out, or the next great tech that will replace staffing agencies, or the next website that will change the entire industry forever – “Oh hey! Google Jobs.” I’m sure he’s going to be talking about using Fitbits to increase our organizational wellness! No, […]

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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 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 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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Jun 2

Maybe we got this Culture Fit thing all Wrong! #WorkHuman

So, I’m sitting on a plane flying back from the WorkHuman conference and I’m going through my notes. Here’s one of the things I wrote down: “Instead of culture fit, what if we focused on culture contribution…”  I don’t even remember who said it that sparked me to write it down, but I loved it. […]

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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 22

Turns Out, Millennials Actually Don’t Want Your Feedback!

It’s conference season and I got a chance to see the ever-popular, Marcus Buckingham.  Marcus has the great English accent, high energy and great leadership content to share. He’s strong every time I’ve seen him, going on way too many times at this point in my life! Here was the money-shot quote Marcus dropped on […]

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