Tim Sackett

Posts by Tim Sackett

  • The Reason You Have Chronic Low-Performing Employees

    August 27, 2015

    Chronic low performers are really good at being low performers -- they've figured it out! They've figured out how to do the bare minimum, without getting fired, and you still pay them for showing up and continuing to give you low performance. If that isn't a skill, than I don't know what skills are. Let that marinade a little on your mind. The only reason you...

  • Why the Resume Police is Wrong and Should Cut Candidates Some Slack

    July 13, 2015

    Thirty years ago I completely understand why HR pros were like the Resume Police. What else did they have to go on? Three decades ago you had the resume and Wonderlic, and that was about it in determining if a candidate was any good, outside of your interview questions. The Resume Police would comb through your resume looking for every little grammatical mistake...

  • Recruitpedia: The Language of Recruiting

    June 29, 2015

    Most professions have a language of their own, and recruiting is no different. Each week, I spend a lot of time listening to and speaking with recruiting pros. For me, it's always fun to dissect what each person is really trying to say. Here are some of my favorites: 1. Offer pending What it means: "I'm going to make an offer to an individual.” What it really...

  • Which 'Best Practice' is Ruining Your HR Shop?

    June 18, 2015

    'Best practices' are a sore spot for me. Whenever I attend an HR/Talent conference, there’s always some HR/Talent pro talking about...

  • 5 Signs Your Career Path is No Longer on Course

    June 8, 2015

    Almost on a weekly basis, someone asks me for career advice. I welcome the conversations and I like to believe I give pretty good...

  • Op-ed: Money is Important, and 3 Other Things Your Mom...

    June 1, 2015

    LinkedIn released their annual 2015 Talent Trends report recently and one thing that jumped off the report is a finding about what...