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Dr. John Sullivan
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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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As proxy season comes to a close each year, compensation specialists face the tall task of compiling significant amounts of newly reported executive compensation data as a benchmark to establish pay packages for their executives. This is not a simple task. Compensation committees, human resources analysts, general counsels, corporate secretaries
I try to not to get all worked up over recruiters being replaced by robots, or recruiting-is-dead click-bait articles, but some of them are just annoying as heck. I want to try and bring some additional facts and sanity to this discussion, as most of the discussions I have seen are based on...
  It’s easy to get attached to our routines, but if technology has taught us anything it’s that change is imminent and necessary for progress. That’s no more true than in performance management. But that can be a challenge, especially for a tenured manager. Since it’s spring time, I felt it appropriate to...
Editor’s note: This article was written in April during HR Tech Fest, an event previously held in Australia that came to the U.S. for the first time this year. Don’t confuse it with HR Tech, which will be held in Chicago in October. Hey, gang! I’m at HR Tech Fest in Washington D.C....
A comprehensive name-capturing guide for identifying who should be in your recruiting pipeline Let’s get straight to the point: having an external recruiting talent pipeline is a powerful tool but almost no one does it well. You can tell if your pipeline is failing if more than 50 percent of your new hires...
Gallup’s State of the American Workplace Study highlighted the single greatest thing you can do to increase employee engagement: hire the right managers. In fact, the study said that if you hire a manager who is disengaged, the group they manage is three times more likely to be disengaged. Even if you hire...