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Jun 14

What do Americans Really Think About Labor Unions?

So, if you’re in HR, like me, you’re probably sitting back waiting with anticipation for the Supreme Court of the United States to deliver a very important ruling around labor unions in the case Janus vs. AFSCME. It’s a case challenging the practice of public sector unions charging “agency fees” to employees who decline to […]

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Jun 7

Career Confession of Gen Z: Flexible Work Hours Are Key to Recruiting Gen Z

You may notice that I mention my Mom in a lot of my posts because I have the best Mom in the world. It’s just a fact. She has an agreement with my Dad that he’s not allowed to talk about her in his posts without permission, but I don’t have that agreement so, sorry […]

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Jun 6

Sometimes “Proof” is just another word for letting people suffer!

I’m a formally trained and educated human resource professional. I’m a leader in my organization. I understand risk really well. What I see far too often, and it seems like it’s happening more frequently, not less, in organizations are we (HR pros and leaders) are looking for defining proof before we are willing to do […]

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Jun 4

I’m in Indeed Jail! Help me!!! #FreeTimSackett

Do you remember when getting stuck in LinkedIn Jail was all the rage!? I do! It was awful! There you were stuck on the outside looking in not being able to use a valuable tool you used every day to help you do your job. I’m in Indeed Jail! It’s somewhat like being in LinkedIn […]

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May 31

Do You Work in a HR Center of Excellence?

Is your HR department the best in the biz? If you answered “yes” you’re probably stretching it – but we know a few HR experts who can actually help you get there! The FOT team is made up of industry pros from multiple top-notch HR shops (with the awards to prove it), and now they […]

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May 25

Skilled Trades Aren’t Sexy to Gen Z and Millennials!

Wow! Really!? Here are some other things that might surprise you: They also don’t hang out on Facebook They like Smartphones and using Snapchat You shouldn’t pee into the wind They think you’re old! No shit, Sherlock, that younger people don’t find the Skilled Trades sexy! I’m old. I was listening to NPR on way […]

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May 21

How Long Should It Take a Candidate to Make a Decision on a Job Offer?

When you make a candidate an offer, how long do you give them to tell you they want the job or not? 24 hours? 3 days? 1 week? Immediately? For two decades I’ve been in the camp of a candidate should be able to tell you ‘yes’ or ‘no’ immediately, or you (the recruiter and […]

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May 17

“In Transition” Isn’t Helping You Find a New Job!

I know you’ve seen this on resumes and profiles over the past few years! Someone is looking for work and they title their profile “In Transition”. Quick – without taking five seconds to think about, be honest, what do you think when someone says, “In Transition” on their resume, cover letter, LI profile, etc.? Put […]

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May 16

Career Confessions of Gen Z: Is Humor Generational?

Growing up, I had to deal with many instances of embarrassment. Not only was I a normal awkward pre-teen that had braces and didn’t know how to talk to people, I also had Tim Sackett as my father. As many of you know, my Dad has a very interesting sense of humor. My Mom likes […]

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May 11

Does This Sweater Make Me Look Fat?

I’ve got a bit of a problem. I love buying new clothes, jackets, and shoes. You see, I’m kind of built like a fire hydrant. Picture a fire hydrant in your mind right now. Not very sexy is it! So, I compensate, not by eating a great diet and working out constantly! Hell, no! That’s […]

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