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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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Many talent-acquisition teams are starting to proactively nurture pools of candidates into pipelines or talent communities. When a new req comes in, a recruiter can mine the database of warm talent, as opposed to having to start fresh posting a...
Talent advisors have in most cases failed to make senior executives fully aware of the extremely high ROI generated by a “wonder tool” that directly improves performance in multiple talent areas including productivity, retention, recruiting, motivation, as well as skill...
Today’s tough labor market is putting recruiters to the test. While some of them are certainly rising to the occasion, a far greater number aren’t faring as well. Case in point: there are currently 7.1 million job openings, according to...
Last month, Bloomberg reported that employees will give up big pay raises in exchange for job perks. The reported statistics from a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research were eye-catching, the Bloomberg headline teasing that “Americans Are Willing to Forgo...
When it comes to AI-based hiring assessment tools, we are presently at the bottom of the Technology Adoption Curve staring upward. Those brave enough to be “innovators” and “early adopters” must accept that emerging assessment technologies are far from perfect....
Note: Today, the American Thanksgiving holiday, is a fitting time to reflect on social responsibility. We celebrated Social Enterprise Day last week on November 15. What’s that? And how does it differ from other social good initiatives? Even as they...

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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
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
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...
If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a...
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
The meeting room buzzed with sounds of feverish optimism. Recently purchased software to streamline the HR-related functions within the organization was yielding positive results. Everyone grew quiet as the CEO entered the room with the HR Director to address the senior managers. The solemn expression on his face foretold unwelcome news. Clearing

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With the forecast for rapid growth in STEM-related occupations, today’s STEM jobseekers, especially those in technology, enjoy a vibrant career marketplace. Narrowing the focus just to technology, the future outlook is even better. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts employment...
Candidates are more than ever using social media as a place to receive information about jobs (such as posts of job offers on Facebook), and say that having just a corporate Facebook or Instagram page is not enough. Posting the...
A few months ago, I achieved a goal I’ve been working towards my entire professional life since I graduated from Pacific Lutheran University back in 2007. I was given the opportunity to serve in a leadership role in the human...

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