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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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You simply can’t catch trophy fish with weak bait, and similarly, you can’t attract quality candidates with dull and ineffective job post descriptions. But most corporations simply post their descriptions without design criteria or any pretesting. This is a serious error because a simple side-by-side comparison test approach (borrowed
According to recent reports, managers spend over 35 percent of their time dealing with workplace conflict. So, once it’s begun, how do you stop the wars between workers? Here’s a suggest method: Bring the conflicting parties together. Never meet with them separately. Let each person tell his or her side of the story...
I’m hearing from multiple sources that SimplyHired has told employees it will cease operations around June 24. You haven’t heard much from SimplyHired lately, except for its eHarmony partnership. The company has been under heavy competition from Indeed, LinkedIn, and sites like Jobs2Careers and Appcast, where new payment 
Can you recruit someone in under 24 hours? So when I say recruit, I mean from when you first make contact with them, all the way through to a job offer not just sent, but signed. If you can, they you are quite clearly a recruiting Jedi. “Oh don’t be ridiculous, it just...
Now that the Department of Labor has officially revamped the nation’s overtime rules, employers can’t afford to sit on the sidelines and wait to comply until the deadline approaches. The new rules raise the salary level for employees eligible to receive overtime pay to $47,476 a year from the current $23,660 – a...
There will be roughly 1.8 million graduates in the class of 2016, adding to the most educated generation in U.S. history. But a pool of educated candidates does not necessarily equate to jobs filled. So how to attract this next generation of talent? A recent survey by Indeed shows that one employee benefit...