Here's To You, Recruiting Animal (@animal) #TimSackettDay

by Matthew Stollak on Friday, January 22, 2016

Tim Sackett Day began four years ago as a way to recognize those hard working HR professionals grinding away doing the real influencing on a day-to-day basis. As the hashtag suggests, the first recipient was the aforementioned Tim Sackett.  In subsequent years, Paul Hebert, Kelly Dingee, and Victorio Milian have all been recognized.

This year we recognize Recruiting Animal.  To be honest, I've never met him.  That really could be him in the above picture.  But, I know of him.

He seemingly has a birthday every day (according to Heather Bussing), so this recognition is simply the icing on that cake.

He's an accomplished author.  His book, "The Psychology of Job Hunting," as of this writing, currently ranks #1236 on Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Counseling & Psychology > Mental Health > Emotions but ranks number one in the hearts of many. 

He's also a trendsetter. Animal's first blog was created back in 2004. Then, in April 2006, he founded the Recruiting Animal blog. That quickly became the Recruiting Animal Show in March 2007, the first online call-in show about recruiting.  

So, here's to you, Recruiting Animal, on this Tim Sackett Day.  You have blazed a trail that has influenced so many.

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