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Dr. John Sullivan is a well-known thought leader in HR. He is a frequent speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley firms. Formerly the chief talent officer for Agilent Technologies (the 43,000-employee HP spin-off), he is now a professor of management at San Francisco State University. He was called the "Michael Jordan of Hiring" by Fast Company magazine. More recruiting articles by Dr. Sullivan can be found in the ER Daily archives.

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ERE Media has acquired Talent42, the first and only conference that brings together tech recruiters, engineers, and hiring managers. Talent42 is a national event, held annually in Seattle. Launched by John Vlastelica, founder of Recruiting Toolbox, and Principal Consultant Carmen...
Seemingly out of nowhere computers have learned to read human emotion from our faces. We can expect that any weaknesses this technology has now, in terms of accuracy or cost, will quickly erode as the technology advances. Marketing is interested...
You might have already learned about how typography influences readers and how people could be influenced through different content formats. But did it ever occur to you that there is a connection between colors and the reactions you can obtain from your reader,...
As an experienced professional, you may think you know your way around a to-do list, but do you really? Possibly you’ve gotten a bit off track. Is that list you’re putting together really a to-do list, or just a big pile of...
Why should Glassdoor have all the fun? Santa Monica, California-based Comparably, a relatively new player in the anonymous employee review space, has released its year-end ‘Best Places to Work’ lists. It coincides with Glassdoor’s lists, released this month as well....
If you work in the conservative world of corporate or agency recruiting, it never hurts to occasionally take a quick look at the wild side of recruiting. Such a look is especially valuable if you’re looking for a competitive edge...

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Reminiscing about my childhood led me to remember playing Monopoly with my family when we gathered together for holidays. As a child, it was just a board game, and I was always excited to play with those awesome tokens, especially...
Yahoo’s Other Challenge: Retaining Acquired Talent By Dow Jones Business News, April 30, 2015, 04:24:00 PM EDT AAA By Douglas MacMillan A few times a year, Yahoo Inc. organizes dinners for the entrepreneurs who sold their startups to the Internet company and still work there. The dinners are a chance for the more than 50 ... The post
When I discuss employee engagement, one of the main points I generally preach is that employee engagement and employee empowerment go hand-in-hand. People simply do not engage with things that they don’t feel control over or ownership of! According to SHRM, 70%...
Recruiting industry analyst Rob McIntosh believes “AI recruiting” is the future of recruiting. Ah, another future of recruiting article! Another tome in the latest assembly line of predictions that the profession will be elevated to the one where Supreme Bot Beings sit atop the Totem of Talent. Alas, being a human recruiter is...
Not long ago a training consultant got a call from a sales manager who said, “We need sales training!” The consultant answered, “Are you sure?” The caller explained that some of their customer service reps were doing four times the volume of others. It had to be because they were better salespeople —...
Research suggests that about 70% of venture-backed tech startups fail to thrive. Only slightly over half of all new businesses survive five years. I didn’t intend to start this article with negative stats, but it’s a hard world out there...

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Popular applicant tracking system iCIMS added a new investor this week. Vista Equity Partners is giving an undisclosed amount of money to the company for an undisclosed piece of the company. It joins Susquehanna Growth Equity as the second firm. SGE invested in 2012...
Note: Today begins a 4-part series on compensation practices for small companies. Over the next four weeks, Margaret O’Hanlon will show how a small company typically deals with compensation, discussing each of a few key practices and what problems these...
The demise of Toys R Us — the toy store that captivated every elementary schoolkid’s daydreams — was ultimately just another illustration of management gone wrong. It can be easy to point fingers at big box and online competitors as...
The Great Recession of 2008 was the single biggest financial catastrophe to hit the U.S. in the Post World-War II era. Though this may seem like old news, and the country may seem well on its way to recovery, millions...
It’s time to rethink the way we move talent. Companies are well aware that global mobility drives organizational performance; of the 10,400 business people in 140 countries who participated in Deloitte’s 2017 Global Human Capital Trends survey, 68% agreed that...
HR leaders are often perceived by line managers and senior executives to deliver the most value when they are firefighting (a.k.a. dowsing “talent fires”). Quick HR fixes, like filling a vacancy with a pricey new hire or instantly meeting demands...

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