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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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This is a continuation of the series, The Vision of Pipeline Sourcing  Identifying “Critical Roles” to pipeline In a perfect world, we would have unlimited resources to build pipelines for EVERY opening that could potentially come available. This isn’t realistic,...
Probably the worst thing that could happen at work, even worse than your bagels being stolen from the communal fridge, is the news that your employer has become bankrupt. As an HR professional, not only do you have to come...
Do your job descriptions enable candidates to feel your culture? If they don’t, you are missing out on a distinctive branding opportunity and likely wasting precious time sorting through the wrong cultural fits. Brand every piece of content you post and...
Global talent acquisition is indeed a Thing. In fact, with the right strategy and tools for sourcing, assessment, and candidate engagement, global recruitment teams can virtually “follow the sun,” accelerating the speed and quality of hiring. It’s also a thing I spoke with Ben...
The lack of feedback given to candidates by today’s recruitment or sourcing professionals is quite appalling. I understand why a significant portion of the global population has an intense dislike for our profession. You can ask pretty much anyone, and...
Want to find a website for U.S.-based and foreign workers seeking opportunities in America? What about companies or their contacts who hire foreign workers? Myvisajobs.com is the site for you. Myvisajobs.com draws information from a variety of sources, including public...

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