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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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While working on positions on some of the more difficult-to-fill positions, Aaron Lintz had an epiphany. He noticed that 80 percent of the people in the UK take the train (in contrast with the States). Lintz, senior sourcer for Commvault thought: Instead of targeting the traditional location radius, I can target the cities along the...
Incompetence is contagious within companies — and it spreads like wildfire. Incompetence can originate from anywhere, but mediocre managers are like matches for lighting a veritable forest fire of incompetency inside the organization. They create a ceiling that can stunt the growth of your organization, and everyone in it. This idea is not...