The gag is simple: One magic wand, one magic wish. What would you do to change the Talent Acquisition landscape to make it better? We were at HR Tech 2022 asking industry leaders about their opinions on this crazy industry and how to improve it.

Guest Victor Herrera Global Recruiting Manager at Bob’s Furniture talks with William Tincup about candidate responsiveness.  The ghosting phenomena is quite an unfortunate reality for a lot of recruiters.

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Victor Herrera
Global Recruiting Manager Bob's Furniture

A Talent Acquisition Leader that finds the best people to join the best company! I also tell awesome Dad jokes to my 2 sons.

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Intro (00:01):

You’re listening to the Recruiting Daily podcast. We’re recording from HR Tech in Vegas, thanks to our friends and partners at Jovio. We are talking to some of the best minds in HR and business and digging into the most pressing issues in the workplace. So you don’t have to. Here’s your host, William Tincup.

William Tincup (00:20):


Victor Herrera (00:20):

Yes, sir.

William Tincup (00:21):

Great to see you again, brother.

Victor Herrera (00:22):


William Tincup (00:23):

Would you do us a favor and introduce yourself?

Victor Herrera (00:25):

Yeah. Victor Herrera. I’m a global recruitment marketing manager at Bob’s Discount Furniture and Magic Sourcer.

William Tincup (00:33):

And we’ve known each other for a hundred years. Ladies and gentlemen, we are podcasting live from Jovio’s Booth at HR Tech. Okay. Here’s the bit. Victor, if you had a magic wand and you could fix anything about talent sourcing, what would you fix?

Victor Herrera (00:52):

Candidate responsiveness.

William Tincup (00:53):

Oh, nice. Okay, I haven’t heard that.

Victor Herrera (00:56):

So we spend a lot of time finding people. They put the information out there, they want to be found. Some don’t want to be found, and I get that. But if you’re taking the time to reach out to somebody, at least have the decency of calling back. A lot of that ghosting phenomenon happens even before that first conversation.

William Tincup (01:21):

And that cuts both ways, right? It’s our response time to them-

Victor Herrera (01:24):

Oh, absolutely.

William Tincup (01:24):

… which I think we’ve gotten much better at. But it’s also, what you’re identifying is like, if you’re not interested, that’s cool.

Victor Herrera (01:31):

Yeah, absolutely.

William Tincup (01:32):

Just let me know that you’re not interested though, that I don’t bother you.

Victor Herrera (01:35):

Exactly. Exactly.

William Tincup (01:36):

You nailed it. Thank you brother so much.

Victor Herrera (01:38):

Thank you.

William Tincup (01:38):

It’s been awesome.

Victor Herrera (01:39):


Speaker 4 (01:40):

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William Tincup

William is the President & Editor-at-Large of RecruitingDaily. At the intersection of HR and technology, he’s a writer, speaker, advisor, consultant, investor, storyteller & teacher. He's been writing about HR and Recruiting related issues for longer than he cares to disclose. William serves on the Board of Advisors / Board of Directors for 20+ HR technology startups. William is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BA in Art History. He also earned an MA in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.


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