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Aug 22

T3 – Guideline – Easy 401K for SMBs

This week on T3 I take a look at the SMB technology 401K solution Guideline. Guideline is an all-inclusive 401(k) plan for growing businesses that’s easy for employers to set up and even easier for employees to enroll and save.first full-service 401(k) without management fees or hidden costs. Employers pay a flat fee, employees pay a […]

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Mar 18

When Take Your Kid To Work Goes Too Far!

If you haven’t heard by now, Chicago White Sox player Adam LaRoche decided to retire and walk away from a guaranteed $13 million dollars because the White Sox asked him to bring his kid to work a little less.  Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, LaRoche, who signed with the White Sox last year and […]

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Dec 16

A Farewell Tour for an HR Pro

If you didn’t see it, one of the all-time greats of the NBA, Kobe Bryant, recently announced he was going to retire. Kobe is a personal favorite of mine, because, besides Jordan, he might be the most competitive player I’ve ever seen play.  If you played against Kobe, he hated you. If you played with […]

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Nov 19

When Should You Retire?

We tend to believe retirement is an age thing. Well, once you turn 65, it’s time to retire! Do you know where ’65’ actually came from? Most HR pros will probably guess it, it’s when America instituted social security insurance back in 1935. The U.S. Government, in 1935, didn’t even use any science to determine […]

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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 18

10 Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In HR

I thought it was time that I randomly start listing mistakes we make in HR and letting those coming into HR what not to do.  So, here you go, enjoy! 10 mistakes you don’t want to make in HR: 1. Hiring someone who reschedules their drug test more than once.  I’m willing to give someone […]

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Aug 5

The 1 Reason You Can’t Find Talent Right Now

There’s one big reason you can’t find talent right now.  Here it is: Simple economics plays a huge role in your ability to hire well.  We all like to think we are super star rock star talent acquisition pros, but the reality is we are mostly just pawns in economic cycles.  Sure you can have […]

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May 23

The Best Sports Related Job Ever!

Do you know what the ingredients are to the best sports related job ever? 1. Basketball 2. The 5th Richest person in the world 3. Beautiful weather, water and beaches 4. A Gigantic Yacht with a basketball court on it. Mix all that together and you get one of the best jobs ever invented!   Pulled […]

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Dec 17

5 Things HR Can Learn from Airports

I know many of you will be getting on an airplane over the next few weeks to fly and see friends and family over the holidays.  Some of you fly all the time, so this will be something you experience often.  Many of you rarely fly, so you get really frustrated because you feel it […]

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Aug 8

The Best Thing HR Can Ever Do For Employees

By random circumstance I’ve had three of the most boring HRish types of conversations in the past month about 401K!  Can you imagine me talking about 401K?  It’s so, well, it just regular old HR talk!  One conversation was with our banking partner (Shoutout to PNC, 33 year business relationship with them and I value […]

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