The Ten “Apply Now” Commandments

William Tincup Good HR, Interviewing, Recruiting, William Tincup

We’re all feeling the same thing here… candidates are different today than they were yesterday. We need to interact with them differently. We need to recognize that they are in power, moreover, we need to meet them where they are. We need new commandments. Here’s my take… I am the Candidate. Recruiters, sourcers, hiring managers, HR and executives, treat me …

VIDEO: Weird Science with William Tincup – Using Technology In Workforce Succession Planning

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Wrapping up this month at the “Weird Science” series, Tim Sackett chats via video with William Tincup, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research, on the latest science (or lack thereof) behind successful succession planning. (Hint: Does technology give you the answers on who should replace Sally when she leaves, or does it render the decisions that you’ve already made? Just a quick …

Hired 4 Life

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Recruiting, William Tincup

This article will make your brain hurt, but the payoff will be… well, hopefully… worth it. Imagine a different world for the next 5 minutes. Imagine that with every single hire you made, you did so for life. Yep, lifelong appointment! So any open position becomes a decision that you’ll live with until you or that hire dies. In particular, …

Thankless Thankful

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Sports, William Tincup

  The darkness… Most of what you do is thankless. Maybe 5% of your job job is doing something where you should expect accolades, public praise, people to notice, etc. The truth of the matter is that jobs, by their very nature, are setup to be thankless. The filler… the stuff… the meetings… the calls… the pushing of paper (or …

The Systems of Engagement

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, William Tincup

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example: Recruiters absolutely love working in the ATS that you’ve provided for them. Love. Like can’t imagine life without said system. Something happens… new boss, business was acquired, ATS …

Bigfoot, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy and Passive Candidates

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, William Tincup

/begin rant/ We’ve been lied to. About all these things: Bigfoot was made up for a couple of reasons: (1) to create a missing link between gorillas and humans… for the evolutionists amongst us and (2) to get us to behave in the woods. Nothing terrifies little kids like the stories of some giant ape creature thingy. Behave, or Bigfoot will get …

The 10 Commandments of HR

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, HR, Love, Religion, William Tincup

As an interesting experiment, I decided to create a list of “thou shalts/thou shalls” for HR pros. The list is similar to the “original” 10 Commandments List, of course. That said, my list is completely subjective… please use the comment section to strike ones off my list… but… add better ones while doing so. Meaning, your list should contain 10 …

Where The Rubber Meets The Road Responsively

William Tincup Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, William Tincup

No, not that rubber. For the love of God, get your minds out of the gutter people. This article is about responsive design and why we should all care about it. Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at creating sites and applications to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, …

You Have So Much Potential

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Leadership, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Recognition, Retention, Succession Planning, Talent Strategy, William Tincup

If you were MENSA eligible, would you join the organization? For me, the answer is a resounding NO. The main reason is… it would screw with me, and it would hinder my ability to have relationships with normal people. See… normal people. WTF. If you’re smart, turns out, you know it. Having an outside, third-party objective organization tell you that …

Which HR Meme Are You?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Good HR, HR, HR & Marketing, Personal Brand, Seat at the Table, William Tincup

Let’s face it… we’re all cartoon caricatures even when we’re not trying to be. You’re a meme, I’m a meme and everyone we know is a meme. Let’s have fun with it. In Buzzfeed fashion, let’s analyze some of the different HR memes we encounter at work. For time and memorial, let’s answer the question: What’s your HR meme? Streisand …