What To Do With All The Effing Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Good HR, Innovation, Sourcing, William Tincup

The HR appropriate version of the title is from Scarface… albeit they were talking about cash I”m going to bore the hell out of you about knowledge sharing within the knowledge economy. You know, first world problems. Speaking of… where”s the nearest Apple store? Anyhoo… A funny thing happened to me this week… and I”m sure things like this happen …

Would You Sign This Petition? STEM, SHRM and the Body of Knowledge

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change, Good HR, HR Technology, Science, Trench HR, William Tincup

This is going to sound crazy. Wait for it… wait for it… wait for it… I want to change HR. Seems a bit premature… story of my life. (We’ll have to delve into that with another blog post.) When folks outside of the ecosystem of HR think of HR, they think of: Personnel and Staffing Compliance People People That’s about …

What I Learned From My Social Sabbatical

William Tincup Good HR, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

Editor’s Note: This is William’s first post on FOT since announcing his social sabbatical this past May.  Nothing AND everything. I’ve been away from social media since early June. Not that any of you missed me or anything. Just kidding. And, by away I specifically mean NOT producing content for social outlets. The lessons of my sabbatical are longer (and more …

Cover Letters, Thank You Notes and Mariam Yak

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, William Tincup

What can we learn from SPAM? Turns out, a lot – about us, about how to and how not to get folks to care about our message, cause, and/or communication. Herewith is what I honestly believe in my heart of hearts to be an actual SPAM message. I’ll dissect it to see what all we can learn from said SPAM …

What If

William Tincup College Recruiting, Culture, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Innovation, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, Resumes, Social Media, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

From time to time I like to think larger than one client, industry event and/or the current problem in front of me. I take 2 hours off and unplug. I usually start with a “big idea” or “big question” and I give it my undivided attention. In this case, I thought about recruiting technologies I’d like to see in the …

Recruiters And Refs

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Games, Hiring Managers, Recruiting, Sports, War for Talent, William Tincup

Let’s face it; a blown call is a blown call. Be it on the football field, basketball court or in hiring. Recruiters and refs get tainted with the one or two blown calls but seldom do we celebrate the hundreds of good calls they make. The other day I was watching a football match (soccer for all you neophytes) and …

The Transformation of Jules

William Tincup Culture, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Leadership, Religion, The HR Profession, William Tincup

In the movie Pulp Fiction, Jules dramatically states a phrase from the Bible… what he says, how he says it and what happens next leaves an indelible mark on the audience… In fact, I can quote Ezekiel 25:17 from memory. The quoted text from the movie goes like this… “The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides …

The Noise

William Tincup Employee Relations, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Seat at the Table, Social Media, The FOT Soap Box, The HR Profession, Trench HR, William Tincup

The single biggest threat to HR pros ever being strategic is lousy time management skills. Declarative sentence over… allow me to build the case. Noise in holding us back. The effing noise in particular. Real strategic thinking and/or doing takes time. Time is a commodity and most HR folks don’t have. Noise management is a personal pursuit… meaning, what works …