The Truth in Baby Shit

William Tincup Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

For those who have babies, you’ll readily understand the metaphor.  If we pay attention to it, baby shit is an indicator.  Turns out… lagging and leading indicator.  You can tell a lot about the health of your child from things exiting said child.  And, for the record, men who don’t change diapers are weak, pitiful human specimens.  Period, end of …

There’s No Such Thing As Black People Music…

William Tincup Diversity, Good HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, William Tincup

Turns out… we’re all riddled with biases. Newsflash! While we secretly wish that wasn’t the case and/or that we were somehow above it, we’re not. And for the cynics amongst us, allow me a moment to prove it to you. Imagine a scenario for me… you’re interviewing candidates for a critical role within your organization. During polite conversation the candidate …

Sexual Harassment 2.0: Damn I’d Like To Tag That…

William Tincup Good HR, Harassment, HR, Policies, Social Recruiting, William Tincup

A sexual innuendo, some social media and a smart phone walk into a bar one night… Sexual Harassment 2.0 comes out the next morning.  A cautionary tale… I was at a conference in the fall and was having dinner with a colleague and she noted the time (9:00 pm) and said… “Well, this is when all the drunken texts will …

HR Technology… Waste Not Want Not

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So, you’ve got managers who aren’t completing performance reviews of their staff in a timely fashion. Or maybe it’s new hires taking forever to complete their required paperwork.  Or perhaps you need something more robust to manage candidate pipelines. You’ve got 99 problems… and if a computer can compete on Jeopardy, surely there’s an HR technology solution to fix your …

HR Interviews: The Road Goes On Forever…

William Tincup Good HR, HR, Profiles, Trench HR, William Tincup

I’ve been following Joni for what seems like years. Twitter has an equivalent to dog years, right?  If not, I suggest we use 10 years of real life to every year on/using Twitter. That will keep the math simple for us liberal arts folks. Joni and I met in person last year and she asked me to speak, Ignite-style, at one …

A Riddle Wrapped In A Mystery Inside An Enigma – Meet SHRM’s Curtis Midkiff

William Tincup HR, SHRM, William Tincup

Curtis Midkiff gets it.  Curtis just so happens to work for an organization that largely doesn’t get it. Curtis is daily fighting the good fight though.  You see… Curtis manages social media operations for SHRM.  Stop snickering… I know who you are.  Stop.  Give him a chance to explain.  You see, Curtis is on “our” side.  Rather than complaining about …

My Wandering Got Me Wondering – Meet Chris Ponder

William Tincup Conferences, HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

I met Chris Ponder at the HRSouthwest Conference earlier this year. Chris is like most HR professionals who are working in the trenches ("trench HR" – hat tip to Charlie Judy) every single day.  He’s a regional HR manager, so he has a ton of stories about how HR is done locally, state by state and nationally – which is an interesting …

Livin’ on Tulsa Time… Meet Bryan Wempen

William Tincup HR, HR Vendors, William Tincup

I met Bryan this past summer at the People Report Summer Camp in Dallas, Texas.  The Celtics were on TV… I remember that.  I smoked one of my favorite types of Cuban cigars… I remember that.  I had just presented via Ignite/Pecha Kucha style presentation regarding corporate transparency and how we really, really don’t want said transparency.  I bombed, of …