Who am I? I’m a 18 year HR/Recruiting Talent Pro with a Master’s in HR and SPHR certification, currently residing in Lansing, MI. Currently the EVP at HRU Technical Resources – a $40M IT and Engineering contract staffing firm and RPO. Prior to joining HRU, I was the Director of Employment at Sparrow Health System, Regional HR and Staffing Director with Applebee’s Intl., Retail Health Recruiting Manager and Regional HR Mgr. with ShopKo Stores and Pamida respectively. I’ve split my career half between recruiting and half between HR generalist roles – also split half between the HR vendor community and Corporate America – So, I think I get it from both sides of the desk.
As a HR/Talent Pro is really believe the most important thing an organization can do is increase it’s core talent base. It’s the one delieverable that HR truly controls that can have an extreme bottom-line impact to your organization. That’s not to say that other functional HR competencies aren’t important, but organizations expect us to deliver those things – they don’t always expect us to deliver superior talent – competitive landscape changing talent – holy crap I better pick up my game type talent. This gets noticed – this adds value - this gets your voice heard.
I started the Tim Sackett Project to have open dialogue with other HR/Talent Pros on the philosophy above, to help in my development as a professional and to throw out ideas that challenge our daily perception of how HR should be done. Know that, while I love HR, I support Operations, I don’t have a problem planning the company picnic or sitting in the boardroom with the CEO and making organization altering decisions.
At the end of the day, I’m a husband first, a father second and a business leader third – although depending on the day they don’t always seem to be in that order – so, I try harder the next day to make that so. I hope you enjoy reading the blog, please subscribe and comment.