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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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There’s little that’s more important for HR strategy than addressing low levels of employee engagement. Engagement — or an employee’s emotional commitment to a company — has proven links to everything that matters from a human resources perspective, from productivity...
Finding the right subreddit communities to subscribe to for sourcing on Reddit can be a bit of a stab in the dark if you’re new to the platform. There are however some avenues to take to get you headed in...
In a past organization, I routinely interacted with an employee who just couldn’t bring himself to admit being wrong about anything. No matter if we were dealing with misjudgment about how well a new hire might work out, about the...
With Veterans Day coming on November 11, it’s an occasion to again raise a very good question — “Why aren’t we doing more to hire the veterans who have served our country so well?” Orion Talent digs into that question...
Triggers and hurdles and cliffs, oh my! To be clear, I’m talking about pay plan mechanics and in particular about the kind of cliff that plays an unfortunate starring role in many pay programs. Specifically, the incentive plan with the...
A few of your favorite sourcing tools have announced updates. Here’s a breakdown: ZAPinfo The artist formerly known as WebClipDrop has launched what it calls a “Data Miner + Instant Data Scraper-like feature” that allows you to extract contacts from...

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The HR literature is full of studies and research and examples of how empowering employees is good business. None of these are as compelling as the three stories Stacey Rodgers tells of a costume, a turtle and pizza at midnight....
When it comes to financial priorities, many employees are primarily concerned with paying down debt, saving for large purchases, or affording child care and college education. Employees must figure out a plan to address these immediate expenses before they can turn their attention to saving for retirement. However, many employers are shifting
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...
New apps, social media, nudges … we’re always trying to catch the latest trends to stay ahead of the curve and impress our clients, vendors, prospects, and more. But as I look at trends in recruiting over the last year or so, I am reminded of that saying that is so popular in...
Attracting top talent continues to be a big issue for all businesses, but retail, in particular, is struggling this year with talent attraction. According to ManpowerGroup’s latest Talent Shortage Survey, 32% of U.S. employers reported facing difficulties filling jobs in 2015. When it comes to sourcing for retail roles, many recruiters may
Imagine if you will that you owned a factory and it was operating at 50% capacity. You would pull your hair out trying to get capacity back up. If you ran a customer service survey and your customers gave you results showing they are not pleased with your company, all hell would break...

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Pittsburgh-based Highmark Health generates some $19 billion in annual revenues and employs about 50,000 people across the nation. The healthcare company serves 50 million people in all 50 states. Highmark’s diversified portfolio includes businesses in health insurance, healthcare delivery, retail...
Marketing teams track everything that happens on their site. These insights allows them to understand what tactics are working, and how to drive more revenues. Similarly, you should track some key metrics on your careers site to better grasp the...

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