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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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Recruiting today misses talented people who may not directly fit the job description, or model of the “ideal hire.” Traditional hiring practices assess on experience (what you have done) rather than potential (what you are capable of), with a disproportionate...
Last month, we had the local SourceCon Twin Cities meetup, and I was able to sit through two fantastic presentations on AI technology and talent sourcing tools. Luke Doubler did a great job explaining the vital role of a Talent...
LinkedIn has signed an agreement to acquire Glint, an employee-engagement platform that aims to deliver insights to improve employee satisfaction, happiness, and performance. Terms were undisclosed, but CNBC is reporting that the deal was in the $400 million ballpark. Assuming...
If you’re experiencing a talent shortage, you’re not alone. Manpower’s 2018 Global Talent Shortage Report found that 45% of employers globally are struggling to fill positions. As difficult as that statistic suggests, it doesn’t mean you need to compromise and...
Seyfarth Synopsis: California Legislators sent Governor Jerry Brown 1,217 bills to consider in his final bill-signing period as Governor—more than any California governor has seen since 2004. The final tally: 1016 signed, 201 vetoed. Below is our full, final roundup of new laws that...
I’ve recently seen some presentation decks online mentioning Google’s AROUND(X) and Bing’s NEAR:X proximity search operators, which reminded me of a recent exchange I had with a connection on LinkedIn. Someone reached out to me to ask about proximity search...

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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...
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
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...
With fewer peers and more power, it’s easy for leaders to lose touch with those they lead. A study by Hay Group’s McClelland Center finds that senior leaders in an organization often gain power at the expense of self-knowledge, and are...
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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The great paradox of success is that as enterprises get bigger and more established, they have a natural tendency to lose the very entrepreneurial edge that made them successful in the first place. It’s a tendency that leaders in large...
With millions of messages bombarding us every day, the ability to listen is becoming a lost art. As leaders, we need to be able to hear what can move our businesses forward. After all, none of us is as smart...
How many motivational quotes can you tick off? How many sales techniques have you trained in? How many work? Check out “10 Quotes Sales People Should Memorize” from Geoffrey James, an editor of Inc. Magazine. Yup, every single one of...
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...

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