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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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Last week, NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb issued a lengthy 20-page memorandum (GC 18-04) providing detailed guidance regarding enforcement of “Handbook Rules Post-Boeing.” In The Boeing Co., 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017), the Board established a new standard governing...
Millennials. They’re a big deal. Maybe you’ve heard. Shear numbers alone mean we can’t ignore them. In fact, more than one in three American labor force participants (35 percent) are millennials, making them the largest generation in the U.S. labor...
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...

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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
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
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 is undergoing a technological renaissance. Veteran recruiters remember the advent of primitive databases that housed scanned images of hard-copy resumes, but the modern recruiter’s routine is infused with technology that helps them find and hire candidates faster and with higher success rates due to the ability to be precise in
You found the perfect candidate and they start today. Everyone is happy and your job is done. Not! Without the proper training and development opportunities, all the resources that went into finding that perfect employee could be a waste. A SHRM survey found 39% of HR personnel believe maintaining high levels of employee...
There’s an entire industry built around training managers to be great leaders, and why not? It makes sense that the person tasked with managing a team should possess some leadership skills. But, we also know that not every manager is suited to be a great leader. In fact, most managers are downright unsatisfied. When...

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The biggest threat to retail isn’t Amazon. It’s poor recruiting! Skeptical? Well, look no further than the recent announcement that the famous and profitable Napa Valley restaurant Terra is closing because “we can’t get staff.” If you work in retail,...
The following is an exclusive excerpt from Sales Enablement: A Master Framework to Engage, Equip and Empower a World-Class Sales Force. Tamara Schenk and I co-authored this book to explore the exploding business function of sales enablement. Sales enablement has...
“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...
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...
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...
On June 8th, the Golden State Warriors basketball team won its second consecutive National Basketball Association championship. Observers agree that the Warriors are packed with talent, no doubt the principal reason for their success. But on the way to winning...

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