Succession at Your Company: Why the Young and the Old Secretly Hate Each Other

William Tincup Succession Planning, William Tincup

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my own mortality.  I’ve also been thinking a lot about why succession sucks.  Like duh.   It’s not that we lack the skills, processes and/or software for proper succession.  It’s that the conversation at its very core is an emotional Beirut for all parties involved.  We’re all avoiding the concept of… dude, your …

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

William Tincup William Tincup

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 …