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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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Recruiting doesn’t end once you’ve made your hire. Valuable post-hire data exists if you know where to look and what to do with it. It’s not enough for companies to spend thousands of dollars investing in an applicant tracking system. I see companies missing out on key data opportunities all the time. To...
With multitudes of candidates vying for job vacancies daily, recruiters, executive search firms, and human resource professionals have their hands full in a dynamic cycle of sifting through the qualified and unqualified candidates. If you are looking for ideal rank and file employees, your own recruiters are your best bet. However, if you...
The ride-sharing company Uber recently announced a preliminary $100 million agreement to settle claims alleging that it improperly classifies its workforce as independent contractors. Because the settlement involves the foremost business entity in the new gig economy, this is a groundbreaking agreement that could provide guidance to many other
Editor’s Note: As I wrap up my time as Editor of TLNT — today is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from February 2015. Mr. Spock has died. He lived long, and prospered. Of course, Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock, the character, will still be...
Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — Friday is my last day — I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from over the years. Here’s one from April 2013.   Sometimes, the most complicated questions have the simplest answers. This can be a little hard to comprehend because...
With the hiring stakes so high, many companies are following Google’s lead and trying to throw people off their guard with oddball interview questions designed to highlight the best candidates. But, do questions like “how many table tennis balls could you fit in a Boeing 747” really tell you how suitable someone is...

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