johnsullivan

johnsullivan's picture

profile

Name: 
Dr. John Sullivan
Business Website: 
Contact: 
Organisation: 
Introduction: 

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.

History

Blog
View recent blog entries
Member for
6 years 4 months

Recent

Products infused with AI are being introduced into recruiting at an increasing pace. It seems like a question of when, not if, that AI will start replacing recruiters. While there’ll always be barber school, consider what levels AI has to...
Whenever I interview someone for a job, I always ask them whether they want to sit in Bernanke’s chair. The only wrong answer is, ‘Who’s Bernanke?’ -Austan Goolsbee Recently I was sourced and solicited by a recruiter that works for...
During my flight home yesterday evening, I made an effort to acknowledge the work of an amazing flight attendant. “You’re incredibly good at your job,” I said, “and I simply wanted to say thank you.” She replied with a genuine...
The hype about HR analytics is sufficiently disconnected from reality that it’s worth taking a step back and reviewing where we are. Most of the work that companies are calling HR analytics is really just HR metrics. We’re getting good...
Employee performance reviews are undergoing an evolution from annual evaluation to something else. It seems there are almost as many different schools of thought about the most effective way of grading an individual’s performance as articles written on the subject....
It’s a hot summer day and you’re watching your favorite baseball team, hotdog and beer in hand. Tie score, bases loaded, bottom of the ninth, your nemesis’ clean-up batter standing at the plate. Your team’s manager calls time and approaches...

Pages

Popular

Want to hire the next “Michael Jordan” of sales? First, get real about your ideal target candidate profile. I’ve noticed over the last 20-plus years in companies ranging from global brands to startups, that when we first discuss my client’s “ideal” sales candidate, they’ll say, “We only want to
Hiring plans for 2016 look a lot like what companies expected last year, according to CareerBuilder’s annual job forecast. Customer service, IT and sales top the list of most in-demand positions to be filled this year. The same three that topped last year’s list. Contingent hiring will be as strong as last year,...
An in-house team of developers, designers, social media experts, and editors has sent live a new Oracle careers site, aimed at bringing on 1,400 salespeople in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and giving people coming from social media one destination. James Yi, Samir Bains, and Philip Behnke are among the key players in the...
Who is your customer? If you’re a corporate recruiter, you’d probably say the hiring manager, or maybe the candidate. But, I want to challenge us to think differently about the idea of “customer” in the context of providing good customer service to our clients.  A year out of school, I worked for a...
Over the last 10 years, new technology has practically made the concept of “traditional workspace” a thing of the past. Today’s employees can work from anywhere, on any platform, at any time. Web-based software, SaaS, and social media have allowed employers to recruit talent in locations once considered completely inaccessible.
An organization’s ability to identify, attract, and plug in the most creative minds precisely when and where they are needed is the foundation for innovation. Therefore, designing and executing a strategy that does this well has become the competitive edge in a digital economy where the speed of innovation trumps all. According to...

Pages

Trending

Quality of hire is the most important and most difficult metric in talent acquisition. Talent Tech Labs, a New York based incubator, introduced me to Talenytics, a software vendor that focuses on quality of hire. For most recruiters the presenting...
Gretchen Carlson, the accomplished journalist, former Miss America, long-time Fox & Friends host, author, Ted Talker, and unintentional founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke at the Spring ERE Recruiting Conference, and I was fortunate to have snagged a few minutes with...
For all that Mary Poppins said, ‘that we should begin at the beginning’ (since it is, after all, a perfect place to start), we’re going to start out a little bit later. Let’s assume that you’ve already realized that you...
We’re an iconic Australian consumer brand in the telecommunications sector, but when it comes to having an employer brand, it simply didn’t exist until recently. Candidates often thought we only had retail roles and that most employees worked in the...
For years, HR technology was used to support and manage mundane back office paper processes and to ensure HR regulations and payroll laws were being met. More recently these platforms have shifted focus to better support talent acquisition and retention....
Have you seen this startling current job market statistic? For the first time in this century, there are more job openings than unemployed people. And this shortage of unemployed applicants means that you must shift your recruiting strategy from an...

Pages