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Dr. John Sullivan
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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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January and February mark the “Awards Season” for the entertainment industry, and we are close to wrapping it up with the 88th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on Sunday night. The notion of an Awards Season got me thinking about how leaders are recognizing those on their teams. While I don’t think that there...
Have you ever heard that old analogy: “the best salesperson often makes the worst sales manager”? Well, I am sure you can tell where this one is going. Often, in corporate talent-acquisition departments, the person who was the best recruiter often gets promoted to manage and lead a team of recruiters. That was me...
By Eric B. Meyer If you take leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, go on vacation, and then post your pictures on Facebook, the odds are that your employer is going to find out about it. Why? Because your co-workers, the ones you friended on Facebook, but who really aren’t your friends,...
There is no shortage of skills that new managers need to develop as they transition from individual contributors to leading people for the first time. One of the most overlooked yet essential skills is the ability to have a simple conversation, praising a direct report for behaviors aligned to goal achievement and core...
Editor’s Note: As I wind down my stint as Editor of TLNT — yes, I’m leaving next month— I wanted to share some of my favorite posts. Here’s one from June 2012. There are three words that no employee (and most managers) ever want to hear, words that will frighten the bejesus out of anyone who
Predictive analytics is one of the hottest topics in business today. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and misrepresented. Predictive analytics is about much more than graphs, dots, and plotted projection lines. Its real value is not the ability to crunch numbers and spit out data. The value comes from what we can do...