I Don’t Discriminate, I Regulate… Meet John Jorgensen

William Tincup Conferences, HR, William Tincup

50 states plus the D.C. – and that means there are a lot of local-level SHRM conferences. Including in Illinois. The Twitter hashtag #ILSHRM10 conjures up interesting memories for folks within the HR/HR social media community.  No less than five different blog posts about the conference, one session in particular that inflamed, the speakers, the bloggers… what was said, not …

Belly Dancers + HR Professionals = Awesome… Meet Carol McDaniel…

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

The moment I arrived at Moroccan Night at the HR Florida conference… I knew I was going to witness something special. Henna tattoos – check, palm readers – check, open bar – check, belly dancers in the flesh AND on the big screen – double check.  OMFG.  All my HR sensibilities were completely challenged… in a good way.  The event, …

Follow This Guy or We’ll Kill This Puppy… Says William Tincup…

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

NOTE – Welcome to a new little feature on FOT featuring, well, you. Our friend, William Tincup, a seasoned marketing, branding exec in the talent management space is hopping around the US, talking to every day HR and recruiting folks about life in the trenches whether it’s in a corporate, agency or consulting setting… and not folks trying to hawk …

Immigration Coherency

William Tincup William Uranga

Most of the talk on the national stage has been about the economy.  The latest job-related numbers include 7.6% unemployment and 11.6 million unemployed.   One defensive reaction to this is to limit immigration, that they are taking “our jobs”.  Beyond the face of such thinking being inhospitable, it overlooks how the U.S. benefits from immigration over the years.  These …

Last Picked and Verbal Offers…

William Tincup Always Be Closing, Making Offers, William Uranga

I don’t recall ever being team captain in elementary school.  This isn’t some Generation X angst thing or a heads up for therapy – I just don’t have any memory of being grammar school deity during recess.  Perhaps you, along with me, were lined up on the white line, waiting to be picked, present, and willing to apply our energy …

Why Your LinkedIn Prospects Are Laughing At You…

William Tincup HR Technology, Recruiting, Social Media, Sourcing, William Uranga

The following InMail (Linkedin’s email-within-it users) was sent to several targeted departments at my company recently:   Dear {recipient’s name} Good Afternoon My name is {recruiter’s name} and I am a senior technical recruiter here at {company’s name}…while searching LinkedIn I came across your profile…I would love to speak with you. We are looking for passionate engineers who are interested …

When Should I Create Value? Now.

William Tincup William Uranga

Last week, Jobvite held their first customer summit (we’re a Jobvite customer at TiVo).  Despite the economic times, attendees were both forward leaning in giving ideas and in sharing what they were doing to effectively recruit these days.  It was an invigorating time and I certainly spotted a few folks whom I need to get to know better.  I had the honor of being …

Obama, The True Recruiting Maverick

William Tincup HR Technology, Recruiting, William Uranga

What has been a long “conversation” with the American people is finally, mercifully over.  Policies will continue to be debated and budgets (earmarks and all) will be haggled over.  However, the big winner for Election 2008 was the recruiting game plan.  Voters responded to the one who best courted them consistently and continuously.  The scoreboards of the Electoral College (349 …