Jun 7, 2018
When it comes to making an impact, nobody brings the fire like
Tim Sackett. Jennifer catches
up with her old friend and firebrand who isn’t afraid to say, blog
and write what’s on his mind. As outspoken leader in his field with
20 years of top-level HR and talent experience, Tim shares what
he’s learned working as a talent and HR wizard.
- Who is Tim Sackett? And why the heck is he so happy?
Jennifer asks Tim a little bit about himself and how he entered the
recruiting business through his family. Tim tells Jennifer about
memories of his mother’s recruiting calls, getting fired by her,
and his return to the business after some time in the HR corporate
- Tim’s mom is cut from some rock-hard stuff. Jennifer asks Tim
about how she came to start her recruiting company and how she
influenced him. Tim tells the story of his more immature and
egotistical days, why he was axed by his mom, and how he made his
way to corporate HR.
- How do you spark a passion for HR? Tim talks about the reward
of being able to help people more directly, the challenges of a new
field and a deeper sense of camaraderie sucked him into the HR
- While Tim had a history of playing it fast and loose in the
workplace, the corporate world demanded an adjustment in
temperament. Jennifer asks Tim about how he cooled his heels for
the better and who has helped him along the way, personally and
professionally. Tim relays his experience working in HR at
Applebee’s and how he learned the value of talent strengthening and
- What inspired Tim to pick up the quill? Tim tells the tale of
how he came to writing and blogging, and his experience writing for
Kriss Dunn’s The HR
Capitalist. He also talks about the therapeutic value of
writing in his own voice and how his practice has translated into
bonuses for his professional career.
- According to Mama Sackett, blogging and speaking engagements
are just more ways to give away the secret sauce. Tim discussing
how his drive to help others has informed his open and friendly
approach to giving advice and sharing knowledge.
- Practical, hilarious and brave; the Tim Sackett voice doesn’t
sound like anything else. Jennifer asks Tim about the most
controversial thing he’s written and he talks about why he doesn’t
shy away from topics like race and gender in the workplace.
- While it might seem innocent, the tale of how Tim Sackett
became The Workplace Hugging Expert is juicier than expected. Tim
fills us in on the details of his 15 minutes of fame turned
icebreaker comedy skit.
- Blogging is one this but publishing a book is a whole new
ball-game. Jennifer asks Tim about his process for making the jump
from the web to the printed page and what it’s like to be an
- Tim is notorious for being a fountain of advice. Jennifer asks
Tim about the best advice his mother has given him and the greatest
advice he would give to his sons.
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