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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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LinkedIn knows how to put on a show, and this year it didn’t disappoint at its annual Talent Connect Conference this week in Anaheim, California. The big news was the announcement LinkedIn is building a new applicant tracking system, set...
Wonder why some projects fail while others are successful? Like the 7 deadly sins, this article from Toledo Solutions lists 7 of the most common ways to ensure a project fail — and they all come down to people and...
Applying for jobs can be difficult, to say the least. Candidates have waited weeks just to be notified if they got the job. Those are actually the lucky few who receive any response at all. Disgruntled jobseekers are growing tired...
Do you remember the words to that Katy Perry song? It goes: “I kissed a girl, and I liked it.” Well, I was recruited, and I think I liked it! This story has been sitting on the shelf for a...
We have a love-hate relationship with meetings. Most of us want to get rid of them  —  they drive frustration and waste our time. However, when we don’t invite someone to a meeting, that person feels left out. Sounds familiar?...
A while ago I wrote an article warning recruiters about embedding their bias in their selection algorithms. The problem, as I described, is we all have a bias, usually unconscious. Just look around you right now at your department. Is...

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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%...
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...
While you probably do extensive recordkeeping to track how well your  team meets customer service standards and goals, I doubt you track how well you are doing when it comes to taking care of your internal customers — your employees. What are you doing to ensure they keep coming back, day after day?...
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,...
“I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” — Lawrence Bossidy, former CEO of Honeywell International In sports, it is the game plan. It business, it is called the strategy. Regardless of what you...
Alright, so that’s not exactly new information. However, the way employers are (finally) responding to their employees’ financial pressures is exciting news. A 2016 Virgin Pulse survey found that 27% of companies are planning to provide more financial wellness benefits in the next three years. The same survey found 26% of the

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The employee referral is the best source of hire for a number of reasons. Referrals cost less money and require less time to hire, especially, if you have properly trained your employees to assess candidates before referring them. Also, referrals...
Previously I detailed the justification for adding Facebook as a sourcing method for passive candidates in local markets.  The sheer volume of users and the percentage of time most of them spend using the Facebook provides an abundance of sourcing...
Emotions drive behavior in the office, often much more than we’re aware of. To be more effective leaders, we need to become more attuned to our own emotions as well to those of the people around us. This may come...
Telecommuting has become incredibly common in the workplace in the last decade, and trends indicate that the number of remote workers will continue to grow. For the talent acquisition profession, this means that sourcing specialists will often not reside in...
On June 8th, the Golden State Warriors basketball team won its second consecutive National Basketball Association championship. Observers agree that the Warriors are packed with talent, no doubt the principal reason for their success. But on the way to winning...
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...

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