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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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Organizations are often siloed by function – separate departments handle human resources, IT, facilities and the other services on which employees have come to rely. Without a unifying service strategy, these divisions can make for a disjointed employee experience and...
If you need to gain a competitive advantage in recruiting, consider proactively revealing detailed information covering the attraction factors that applicants care the most about, including pay, development opportunities and promotion, and employee retention rates. Now before you prematurely reject...
Doug Berg is the first to tell you he’s not very good at naming companies. “Everything I’ve ever started ended up with a different name than when I started,” he said. “JobKeys became Techies.com, HotGigs became Jobs2Web, TrackIF became MyAlerts”...
When is the last time you had to go searching for something — a file, or a document perhaps — in order to do your job? How long did it take you? What could you have been doing instead? In...
If you have been following my articles on SourceCon, you know I recently started a new job as a sourcer. This article will divulge what I discovered in the first few days of my new job and the information I...
Your HR team is the first line of offense when it comes to building a high performing workforce; they’re also caretakers of company morale. It’s vital to uplift your HR team by giving them the tools they need to manage...

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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...
When I discuss employee engagement, one of the main points I generally preach is that employee engagement and employee empowerment go hand-in-hand. People simply do not engage with things that they don’t feel control over or ownership of! According to SHRM, 70%...
Editor’s note: Integrate technology with your wellness program to both inspire participation and motivate workers. As an additional benefit, you’ll be able to collect even more data. See this related article The Right Way to Use Tech in Your Wellness Program. Many organizations collect data about how employees use their benefit plans,
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,...
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
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...

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Commuting is changing rapidly. New U.S. Census data tells us that the number of “super commuters”– those who travel 90 minutes or more to their workplace  —  increased by 23 percent between 2010 and 2015. On the other hand, over 2.7...
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...
I wrote about WorkHere back in February. At the time, I had heard rumors that the startup was in trouble and wanted to investigate. After sitting with the company’s executives, I became convinced the company was at a crossroads and...
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...
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...
At the beginning of 2018, the healthcare industry became the largest source of jobs in the U.S. for the first time in history. The industry surpassed manufacturing and retail, which is very significant given that these industries have led the...

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