Tim Sackett

About the Author

Tim Sackett, MS, SPHR is executive vice president of HRU Technical Resources, a contingent staffing firm in Lansing, MI. Tim has 20 years of HR and talent background split evenly between corporate HR gigs among the Fortune 500 and the HR vendor community ? so he gets it from both sides of the desk. A frequent contributor to the talent blog Fistful of Talent, Tim also speaks at many HR conferences and events. Contact him here.

In Real Life HR, an Employee Who Punches a Fellow Employee Gets Fired


The world of the NBA brings us the real live HR Game Show – What Would You Do? I know most of you could care less about professional basketball, and I promise, this post isn’t about basketball. In case you didn’t hear about it, last week All Star Blake Griffin of the Los…

There’s Only Two Real Criteria to Judge Job Seekers On

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If you’re out looking for a job it usually feels like you’re being judged on every little thing you do, have done or potentially will do in the future. Interestingly enough, a Harvard professor discovered you’re actually only judged on two things. From a story on Yahoo: People size you up in seconds,…

You Can Take This to the Bank: Candidates LOVE to Get Calls About Jobs

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If I hear one more person tell me that candidates don’t like phone calls, I’m going to shove a phone up your … I’m not the smartest cat, but I know a couple of things. Here are a few things I know: You can’t taste the difference between well Gin and high-end Gin after…

When Do You Get Rid of a High Performer Who Has Gone Off the Rails?


There is nothing worse in HR than having to terminate a high performer. If you’re in the game long enough you will eventually end up facing this situation: A high performer does something incredibly stupid, and even though everyone in the organization wants to keep him or her, you all know they have…

When You Hire From the Outside, Does It Mean Your Organization Failed?


Henry Ward, the CEO of eShares, wrote a post on Medium recently titled How to Hire. It’s a great piece from an executive point of view regarding the concept of talent acquisition. Basically, Henry feels that if your organization needs to go out and hire external talent, you’ve failed as an organization: Hiring means…

The Four Big Reasons Why 99% Of People Quit Their Jobs

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Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 8 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016.  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…

The Single Biggest Lie That HR Tells Candidates


Editor’s Note: It’s an annual tradition for TLNT to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 28 of 2015. Our regular content will return on Jan. 4, 2016. Merii Kurisumasu!  No one ever wants to admit this but it can be really intimidating working with someone who is way smarter and more talented…

The One Thing That HR Wants For Christmas

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic holiday posts. Look for them through Christmas Eve. OK, before we get started, stop it. I could have titled this “The One Thing HR Wants for the Holidays,” or “The One Thing HR Wants for Chanukah,” but…