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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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For the past few decades there’s been a lot of talk about how companies need to build a strong bench of female leaders to diversify C-suites and senior management roles. It would be counter to a significant body of research...
From the 1960s on, the guitar has played an oversized role in our culture. One reason for this is the variety of ways the instrument can be played, the wide range of sounds that can be obtained. From finger-picking styles...
A friend of mine sent me a message on Facebook asking me if I knew of a good IT recruiter in DC. Since I am not living there anymore nor am I working for a company within the metro area...
My business career has spanned a long time and working from both sides of the desk. First as a compensation practitioner filling out survey questionnaires and working my way up the ladder, and then (much) later as a global compensation...
Maybe it’s the colleague who talks too much and too loudly. Or maybe you’re nervously aware that your manager’s sitting opposite you and you want to impress them. Or maybe we don’t speak up thinking to yourself “why would anyone...
The candidate experience can be greatly enhanced through embed codes that pull in unique content and tools like chatbots, Spotify playlists, Instagram feeds, and more. In fact, you almost certainly already have an embed code live on your career site...

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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 —...
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
Despite 30 years of training and sensitivity sessions since the U.S. Supreme Court first said sexual harassment is discrimination,  workplace harassment has come to dominate the charges brought to the EEOC by private sector and state and government employees. A report released today by the chairs of a task force of the Equal...
HR technology is usually about automation, however sometimes HR tech is used as a way to deliver content. I’ve written previously about Sustrana which has lovingly put everything leaders need to know to run corporate social responsibility projects in one place. Polarities Partnerships has done something similar in taking one of the most...
 This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about diversity Why Your Firm Needs to Target Diversity in Sales, Servic,e & Product Development Research studies have shown that diversity can result in as much as a double-digit increase in sales. However, corporate executives need to realize that if you want to

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Over the past few years we’ve seen an almost unquenchable thirst for big data. That’s because implementing a data-driven recruitment marketing strategy has made it easier for companies to realize greater returns (awareness, applications, and hires) from their efforts. And...
Indeed has a new television ad. If you’re a basketball fan, you likely noticed it during the NCAA tournament this past weekend. If you’re not a fan, check it out here: The ad is called “Sunny,” featuring the Bobby Hebb...
For several years, organizations viewed the process of onboarding new hires as the automation of required tasks like completing paperwork, and then it was often up to the new employee to integrate into their new surroundings. But focusing on paperwork...
We are experiencing a historic shift in how people view the importance of culture and culture change. As a result, most CEOs and other top leaders will be expected to understand and deal with culture challenges proactively, or they will be...
How many of you reading this article have a piece of paper that you can lay your hands on, one with the title, “Compensation Strategy”? Do you know if such a document exists in your organization? The common response at...
A 2016 FINRA Foundation study found a full two-thirds of Americans would fail a financial literacy test. Does that stat surprise you? It probably shouldn’t, given the deck that’s stacked against most Americans. Think about what most people are facing: Busy...

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