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Aug 12

Should Employers Be Looking for Lifetime Employees?

I think we all are being sold a big fat bag of lies! Okay, not lies, but definitely a very narrow skewed view of the truth. Case in point, you are now supposed to believe that you don’t want to work for one employer for your entire career. Do you know why you’re supposed to […]

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Aug 4

Great Talent Supports Great Talent

Too often leaders put up with a great talent who’s shitty to other employees. The belief is that because the employee is so talented we should be willing to put up with how they treat others. It happens all the time in organizations! All. The. Time. Ichiro Suzuki is a very successful Major League Baseball player […]

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Jul 7

How To Build a Dream Team at Work

If you pulled up any sports-related website or watched any sports news show on TV in the past few days you know that NBA player Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City Thunder and accepted a free agent offer to go and play for the Golden State Warriors. It’s a big deal because Golden State was already […]

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May 16

Sackett Stats #36 – Boss Block

I was with some HR blogging friends at a conference recently and we were talking shop. Someone had a great idea for a blog post, but said they couldn’t find any stats to back it up, so they weren’t going to write about it. My exact quote back was, “I just make stats up!” To be […]

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May 4

I Haven’t Been Realizing I’m Getting Old

I have three sons: 19, 17 and 12. When I tell people this, they have a hard time believing I’ve got kids that old. That always makes me feel good. I guess I don’t look as old as I really am. When I look at Facebook and see the ‘kids’ I graduated with, some I […]

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Mar 21

Employees don’t leave organizations, they leave…

BOSSES! Right?! Right? Right… For at least the past two decades, the foundation of employee engagement has been built on this one simple principle. Employees don’t leave organizations, they leave Bad Bosses. So, if you want highly engaged employees just don’t have assholes for bosses. Super easy! Just hire and train great leaders and your […]

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Dec 21

The Next Generation Just Named Itself! #NicknamingYourselfIsStupid

Have you ever had a nickname you didn’t want?  You were in the third grade and crapped your pants and some dumb kid called you ‘Stinky’ and it stuck, for life! The rest of your life you got to go around being called ‘Stinky’ and having to explain this to people. I think most people […]

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Aug 6

Your Leaders Secretly Hate Succession Planning

You want to know what you’ll never hear anyone on your leadership team say publicly?  Well, let me stop before I get started, because there are probably a ton of things leaders will say behind closed doors, off the record, and then open the door and say the exact opposite. Welcome to the PC version […]

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Jul 29

4 Reasons You’ll Leave Your Job on Your Terms

There’s a million ways to lose your job.  Layoffs, company closes, smacking an employee on the butt, you name it and someone has lost their job over it! The reality is, though, most people leave their jobs on their own terms and it has nothing to do with more money or a higher level job. […]

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Jul 6

Hiring Is About To Get Really Difficult!

One thing was abundantly clear from speakers and thought leaders at SHRM 2015, hiring is hard, and it’s about to get much harder! That isn’t good news for any of us in HR and Talent Acquisition. There are two forces that are currently happening that are making hiring more difficult than it has been in […]

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