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 …

#FeedbackIs4Suckers

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Performance, William Tincup

Recently I asked someone for feedback. I do this all the time. Normally I direct the witness, but this particular time, I did not. He gave heartfelt constructive criticism. By my standards, it wasn’t even harsh criticism. It just didn’t meet my expectations. See, what I really wanted when I asked for “feedback” was glowing affirmation. I wanted this person …

How To Speak CFO: A Primer For HR

William Tincup 60-Second SPHR, Audacious Ideas, Bad HR, Trench HR, William Tincup

So here’s the thing: CFOs don’t actually hate HR professionals—they just don’t understand them. As a resource to you, the faithful Fistful of Talent reader, I’ve created a guide for the funny terms CFOs use. Take this moment to learn how they speak when you’re not around. Acid Test:  A stern measure of a company’s ability to pay its short-term debts, …

Oops–I Deleted the HR Department

William Tincup Current Affairs, Influence, Innovation, William Tincup

(DEARBORN, MI) – Last night, during a routine server swap, John Davies, IT Director at Kapper Media, inadvertently deleted the company’s entire HR department, sources confirm. “All the files, all the data, and all the software, they’re all gone,” reports one employee, who spoke with Try used begun. easy oil http://generaldrugstore.com/herbal/ equipment blended been and had. reporters under the condition …

The Definitive Miley Cyrus Guide to HR

William Tincup Bad HR, William Tincup

As told through her latest (and greatest?) album… Bangerz. Her distinct and deep knowledge of HR is woven into the tapestry of her latest album. Don’t hate her because she’s got a really long, slightly bleached pointy tongue. Hate her because she knows HR better than you. Haters hate. Leaders lead. Let’s analyze the HR gospel that is Bangerz. Her …

Snorting Chaos

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, William Tincup

Here’s the call to action: I’d like for you to do four things for me next week: (1) throw out your plan for the week, (2) stop preparing for meetings, (3) purposely procrastinate and (4) ad-lib all your meetings. See, you’re the problem. You and your Trapper Keeper mindset. Your closely held conventions hold you back—the routines that you’ve invested …

Do You Suffer From ODB?

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Good HR, Hiring Bias, Recruiting, William Tincup

ODB stands for Online Degree Bias. It’s defined by your preference for or against online degrees. If you’re not sure… let’s check. This is a list of 30 accredited online degree institutions: Allen School, Argosy University, Ashford University, Azusa Pacific University, Beltran University, Blackstone Career Institute, Blue Ocean Institute, Bryan University, Drury University, ECPI University, Gladwell University, Grand Canyon University, …

The Six Problems With Holacracy

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Leadership, William Tincup

My disclaimer… (1) I am NOT an expert in holacracy, (2) I love new stuff, and (3) I absolutely love people and concepts that challenge the status quo. That’s that. Now, before you start this article, please spend 10 minutes reading: this, this, this, and this.  If reading isn’t your thing (that’s ironic), then watch this. Trust me—it’s important to have …

No New Art

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Culture, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Performance, Retention, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, William Tincup

Before you review this article, do me a personal favor and click this link—it’s only 600 words or so but it will provide some useful context. Last line of the entry is the best: “Nothing is new, get over it!” Assuming you’ve completed that task… soldier on. Here’s the thing: everything we do in HR has been done before, thought …