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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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Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving next month— I wanted to share some of my favorite posts. Here’s one from June 2012. There are three words that no employee (and most managers) ever want to hear, words that will frighten the bejesus out of anyone who
Predictive analytics is one of the hottest topics in business today. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Predictive analytics is about much more than graphs, dots, and plotted projection lines. Its real value is not the ability to crunch numbers and spit out data. The value comes from what we can do...
Harassment is a form of discrimination based on a protected class that is prohibited by law. Harassment in the workplace has seen a renewed focus because the list of protected classes has expanded and technology such as social media and smart phones has created more channels for potential abuse. Many business owners do...
I’m not a textbook-trained manager. I’m organized, sure, but I can still lose my keys with the best of ‘em. I work hard, but I still know how to take, and value, a good vacation. I’m the CEO and the alpha manager, but I’m not fluent in all the best modern management techniques....
By Eric B. Meyer On Sunday, my Google Alert for “Fired AND Facebook OR Twitter” yielded several related stories that scratched my itch: “I can’t afford to buy groceries”: Yelp fired an employee after her scathing open letter to the CEO – Quartz; Silicon Valley tech worker fired after blogging about starving
Imagine for a moment that your own company’s culture is run like a professional sports team. Performers are highly rewarded for their contributions. Everyone else is deemed unnecessary and cut from the roster, to make room for future performers to enter the role. Salaries are all in the top 10 percent for the...

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