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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 many small businesses, the struggle to compete with larger companies for talent is an uphill battle — particularly when it comes to benefit offerings. While you know recruiting and retention is important, you may not be sure if the...
Note: this two-part article is part of my continuing series of profiles on exceptional corporate recruiting leaders Last week in Part 1 of my compelling profile of recruiting-leader-extraordinaire Jim D’Amico, I covered his recommended actions, the firms he admires most,...
True to its word back in November 2017, DHI Group, the parent company to well-known tech job board Dice, has a new CEO, replacing outgoing CEO Michael Durney. Announced on April 10, Art Zeile now holds the title of chief executive officer....
Last month I attended the Great Place to Work Institute’s annual conference, and once again I was struck by how things have changed. Great Place to Work Institute (aka GPTW) is the organization responsible for Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work For”...
Emotions are all around us in the office; after all, we are human right? I think we as professionals tend to take on the world and forget that as much as we are expected to connect with strangers through varies...
Meaning is one of the five keys in building employee engagement and it may be the most powerful of the keys. The power in meaning comes because it is self-determined. Meaning is found when your work has purpose beyond the work itself. How...

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Editor’s note: Collecting and analyzing health data can help you make better decisions when it comes to selecting benefits plans and programs, especially healthcare programs. How to do this is explained in this related article How to Use Health Data to Make Smarter Health Plan Decisions. Tech is taking over health and well-being...
Does your company have a culture in which innovation thrives? Are people challenging the status quo and being encouraged by leaders to take risks in pursuit of innovation? Or is the opposite true?  Do you managers greet new ideas and suggestions with the comment, “But we tried that last year and it didn’t...
I recently sat through a conference presentation that included many slides on building a culture of innovation. As I glanced around the room, I noticed another attendee with that “Yea, right” look. I chuckled to myself because at that moment I was thinking the same thing. Innovation is not about a product or...
A survey released early this year of global CEOs and board chairmen was conducted by the prestigious Conference Board, and it concluded once again that human capital is the top challenge they face. While some in talent management and HR might feel honored to be at the top of the CEO’s watch list,...
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
Mergers and acquisitions are heating up in nearly every industry. In January alone, global activity in the pharma industry totaled $56 billion, more than double the total at the same time a few years ago, the Financial Times (requires subscription) reported. And that’s just a look into one industry. Amid the many changes...

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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...
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...
I am still processing the significant amount of commentary about HR’s role in the recent sexual harassment scandals. I wrote earlier about the demands placed on HR that keep us buried in adminis-trivia so that we don’t have time for important work....
You’ve heard the talk about how HR should be more like the marketing department; think more like marketing; and, work more with marketing. Are you walking that talk yet? Need a pep talk to get going? A reminder why you...
Why did Bitcoin rise in value? Everyone gets caught up in the bitcoin bubble craze when they could be learning about the technology that enabled the bitcoin. In the cryptocurrency world, Bitcoin, otherwise known as BTC, and the blockchain it...
What industry sector has the highest turnover? Turns out that last year it was tech. And not all tech, but the sector where companies are perpetually scrambling to find people to hire, which means tech software. That’s what LinkedIn discovered...

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