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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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Back in 1945, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass an equal pay law. But despite its efforts, the gender pay gap unfortunately persisted. According to Mass.gov, women working full time in Massachusetts earn, on average, about...
Edward Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods one of the largest United States sporting retailers took a bold stand a couple months ago when he decided the chain would no longer sell assault rifles. In addition, he also announced Dick’s would only...
SourceCon is pleased to partner with the Dean Da Costa, the human encyclopedia for all things “tool-related,” to produce a series of e-books into the wonderful world of Chrome extensions. Each volume will feature eight Chrome extensions that Da Costa recommends...
You’ve heard of the blockchain, right? But, if I asked you to explain it to me, half you would say, “Yeah, dude. Bitcoin.” The other half, well, I’m thinking I’d get something like this… Don’t worry. In this post, I’m going...
One did it with a new acquisition. MindX, a game-based assessments company based in London, has been acquired by HireVue, best known as one of the oldest video interviewing solutions. The announcement was made last week. “The MindX game-based assessments are...
We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their...

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 An effective referral tool that takes advantage of “memory retrieval cues” Most already realize that employee referral programs routinely produce the highest quality of hires, but few know that the “Give Me 5” program produces the highest-performing hires of any individual referral approach. The “Give Me 5 Names” tool is easy, fast, and free. You
Matthew and Janice are emerging entrepreneurs who recently went into business together. During a lunch meeting at a local restaurant they began to discuss their future profit projections and how well their business is performing six-months after its opening. What began as a conversation about dollars and profit margins quickly turned into a...
The Web, recruitment technology, generational changes, and the skills gap have uprooted traditional recruitment strategies practically overnight. With the proliferation of HR tech, the talent acquisition landscape has become something of a shapeshifter, continuously changing and slowing down for no one. For great hiring to go off without a hitch,
Working in HR is anticipating, fighting and preventing fires. I’m going to go out on a limb here to say there should be a bit more fire starting. There’s no doubt where business’ largest assets reside, and that’s in those who occupy seats, desks and equipment. That’s why performance management will always be...
Recruiting leaders are constantly asked to justify additional investments in their team, tools, and technology. At the same time, they face increasing demands from hiring managers to handle their requisitions quicker and better than other openings in the organization — regardless of their relative importance to the goals of the business. In
Many industries today are accelerating their focus on innovation to capture opportunities in ever-changing markets. CHROs and recruitment leaders are being tasked, as recently noted in a Deloitte study on innovation in the fast moving consumer goods, to “figure out new ways to incorporate non-traditional employees into their resource model

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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...
Gareth Jones describes himself on his Linkedin profile as a “people technology nut,” and has weaved his way through a career from human resources to the forefront of HR technology. At the time of interviewing, he was chief technology officer...
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...
“Mr. Ron, my problem is that I do not understand how my offer does not cause people to want to work for my agency.” My follow up question was, “What is your offer? He boldly said, “We offer you the...

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