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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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Not long ago a training consultant got a call from a sales manager who said, “We need sales training!” The consultant answered, “Are you sure?” The caller explained that some of their customer service reps were doing four times the volume of others. It had to be because they were better salespeople —...
Has the global economic slowdown reached American shores? Analysts are pondering that question in the wake of this morning’s ADP National Employment Report that put private sector job growth in April at 156,000, the smallest monthly increase in three years. Labor economists surveyed prior to the report anticipated an increase around 200,000
Has the global economic slowdown reached American shores? Analysts are pondering that question in the wake of this morning’s ADP National Employment Report that put private sector job growth in April at 156,000, the smallest monthly increase in three years. Labor economists surveyed prior to the report anticipated an increase around 200,000
You’ve stayed late. You’ve come in early. You’ve eaten many, many lunches at your desk, all in  hard work to push the company forward. And today, you’ve reached a milestone–it’s your first year work anniversary. Feels good. Your boss congratulates you and she hands you a gift. You dig through the tissue
Noise in the workplace annoys us – a lot. Surveys show that we care more about interior acoustics than we do about how clean our workplaces are, what we sit on, or the temperature of our offices. This sucks because the world is getting louder. Much louder. And our workplaces are not immune....
How I wish I could simply call a doctor to find out if this sickness is something I can just “wait-out.” It is 11:30 PM and my nagging cold symptoms are keeping me from falling asleep. I think: “Is it a sinus infection? Strep? Am I going to have to take off work...

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