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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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Imagine you are sitting in an airport waiting for your flight. The airport is busy and you are at that low ebb in the day where you are looking for any external stimulus to get you through the boredom. You...
I recently came back from HR Tech Summit in Toronto which was an amazing experience. It was my first time in Toronto and my first true HR tech conference. This year, the technology was focused on employee retention and engagement....
Unfortunately, the flippant use of the word “diversity” has caused it to lose potency in important hiring conversations when speaking with high-level managers like owners, CEOs, and board members. We have done the industry a great disservice by diminishing the...
For many years, learning and development programs were thought to be exclusively for larger employers with big budgets. Thanks to the rise of HR technology, and specifically L&D software, this perception has changed. Now, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have...
Here’s something that’s hard to get your head around: Although a whopping 86 percent of companies doubt the fairness of online company ratings, 9 out of 10 job seekers (91 percent) say they seek out an online resource to evaluate...
There has been an increased focus lately on the need for “HR agility” within progressive organizations that are seeking a profound competitive edge in the digital world. However, there is a lurking concern that HR agility is in danger of...

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Dear Littler: I work in HR and have a very modern-day dilemma. An employee (Lauren) told me about a social media post by another employee (Jane). I don’t follow Jane on social media, but a few days ago she posted...
Every job can be stressful in its own way, but burnout takes that stress to an unhealthy, extreme level. The Mayo Clinic defines it as a state of physical, emotional or mental exhaustion combined with doubts about your competence and...
Gretchen Carlson, the accomplished journalist, former Miss America, long-time Fox & Friends host, author, Ted Talker, and unintentional founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke at the Spring ERE Recruiting Conference, and I was fortunate to have snagged a few minutes with...
The ‘us vs. them’ mentality in most organizations is almost cliché — and it’s certainly unproductive. Every single day, leaders complain about employees’ behavior or lack of accountability, but the problem is much more likely due to the leader’s lack of responsibility. 65% of managers aren’t engaged
Career fairs are often low on the lists of the most prolific sources of hire, behind things like employee referrals, job boards, colleges, career websites, and social media. But a variation on the career fair is the local event, put...
Commuting is changing rapidly. New U.S. Census data tells us that the number of “super commuters”– those who travel 90 minutes or more to their workplace  —  increased by 23 percent between 2010 and 2015. On the other hand, over 2.7...

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