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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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By Eric B. Meyer The list of employees who have lost their jobs because of social media mistakes, well, it’s long. I’ll get you started with incidents here and here and here. Whether it’s on or off the clock, being outspoken — to put it mildly — on social media, doesn’t end well often. But, most...
There are 53 players on the standard NFL team’s roster, but the bosses of the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos know it takes more people than that to win a Super Bowl. At every NFL head office, there are hundreds of administrative personnel, facilities crews, interns, and assistants who ensure the players and...
Data gathering and analysis are touted as the solution to many talent acquisition issues. Talent functions have added a statistician, data scientist, or at least someone good at crunching data, but very few have thought out the implications of data analysis or established guidelines for using the results. A few companies including Google,...
By David C. Forman In his new book, Fearless HR — Driving Business Results, argues that HR cannot move forward until it directly addresses the historical perceptions that have constrained its standing in organizations. He identifies five specific biases, and one is that “HR Measures are Too Soft and Subjective.”
In our previous article, 5 Really Good Reasons to Consider Temporary Employees, we shared five reasons temporary employees might be a good fit for some workplaces. But is a hiring a temporary employee the best fit for your company? This time, we’ll look at reasons why a temporary worker might not be the...
Much has been written about your marketing department’s role in building your employer brand, how it can help in social media recruiting, etc. In another vein of thought, Harvard thinks CEOs should own the brand and therefore be an ally to HR in recruitment marketing. At the very least, we all agree that an...