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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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Changing an organization’s culture is considered one of the most difficult challenges for leaders, and those with experience will confirm that it can be a massive undertaking. Whatever challenges the organization is facing — low morale among staff, bad behavior...
The Top Causes of Unnecessarily Slow Hiring Whenever you are focusing on hiring high-demand top performers and innovators in a highly competitive market, there may literally be no factor that damages your recruiting results more than slow hiring. Intuitively, most...
If you’re investing gambling on making crypto riches, hopefully none of your capital went into Gibraltar-based ConnectJob.io. I wrote about the company almost a year ago after it had raised over $1 million on an initial coin offering, or ICO....
“Diversity and inclusion.” As often as we hear this term, you’d think the two words are synonymous or inseparable. They are neither. What’s more, when people lump them together, they usually end up focusing on the former. The problem is,...
When was the last time you were looking for a job? As in actively applying, networking, interviewing, getting dressed up, writing thank you emails, etc. Hopefully, it’s been a while. Looking for a job is hard work. As we all know...
LinkedIn knows how to put on a show, and this year it didn’t disappoint at its annual Talent Connect Conference this week in Anaheim, California. The big news was the announcement LinkedIn is building a new applicant tracking system, set...

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Do you remember the movie “The Matrix” where Morpheus was seeking “The One” and found the amazing hero Neo who made a difference in the war against the machines? It is a wonderful movie. I could watch it over and...
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...
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...
In marketing, content is king. With the widespread adoption of social media, marketers are becoming more like publishers, generating content to educate and engage customers, rather than promote their products. Recruitment organizations are also reaping the benefits of content marketing. Good content has proven effective in establishing

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No industry has suffered more at the hand of online classifieds than the newspaper business. The last 20 years have been a painful decline in revenues and influence that will most likely never reverse. Industries that have historically relied on...
This shouldn’t come as any great surprise: Dice’s new Diversity and Inclusion Report 2018 finds that discrimination and bias are still major problems in the tech industry, particularly as they relate to gender. The Dice report surveyed nearly 4,000 technology...
Since the close of the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition last month, I’ve been reflecting on the experience. I was proud to represent my team, as well as the HR industry, at SHRM18. Full disclosure: my SPHR and my...
Outside of traditional job sites, the list of platforms employers and agencies consider when advertising job openings and employer brand is pretty short. The list starts at Google and usually ends at Facebook. Between those two, you can get in...
From the 1960s on, the guitar has played an oversized role in our culture. One reason for this is the variety of ways the instrument can be played, the wide range of sounds that can be obtained. From finger-picking styles...
“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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