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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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Did you know that “becoming scientific” is a strategic goal that is shared by the HR functions of two of the top three most valuable firms in the world? Yes, Amazon’s goal is to “Become the most scientific HR organization...
We’re all looking for free, simple ways to share our culture with prospective talent. Toast has found a unique way to build its employer brand: through a Spotify playlist hosted on its career site. A music playlist is an easy asset to...
Feeling uninspired and need a jolt of creativity? Brace yourself. I recently read about a development that’s fascinating … and maybe a little freaky. Researchers found a way to stimulate the area of the brain responsible for creative thought. It turns out...
My good friend Matt Alder recently wrote an excellent piece on this website on why a recruitment website is so important. He also did research showing that most recruiters are unhappy with their own careers website. I can only reiterate his...
It goes without saying that the digital age has significantly impacted all traditional business departments. Yet for some reason, certain departments seem to be better at adjusting to and adopting new technologies. My field of digital marketing is usually among...
In a July 3, 2018 opinion based in part on the revelations of the #MeToo era, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that an employee’s failure to report sexual harassment over a period of several years...

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Emotions drive behavior in the office, often much more than we’re aware of. To be more effective leaders, we need to become more attuned to our own emotions as well to those of the people around us. This may come...
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