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 …

The Dumbing Down Of Equality

William Tincup William Uranga

The green movement has come of age. Clothed in their right mind, who is a proponent for trashing our environment? No one. The question about how you achieve “green” is the subject of much debate. In a similar vein, equal work for equal pay is something that strikes a chord of justice in our thinking. Recently Congress has been getting …

Obama / McCain: What Your Candidate Selection Says About You

William Tincup William Uranga

The 2008 U.S. presidential elections remind me of the Google selection process: long, arduous, detailed, curious criteria, etc.. The difference is the Obama and McCain know their interview concludes November 6th. Until then, you can tune it out or up your vitamin regimen to keep up with all the twists and turns. The presidential candidates have also been recently running …