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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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Matthew Jeffery is a leading light in the world of recruitment and currently VP/global head of sourcing and employment brand for SAP, the world leader in software enterprise applications. Working with SAP has seen him take it on an award-winning...
  Sales People Are the Reason Your Company Exists I’m going to share right up front here that the company I work for is a sales led company. The salespeople are the highest paid in our company. That’s the fact...
This article is excerpted from Tom’s recent book, The Stress-Reduction Pyramid: A Guide to Managing the Greatest Threat to Employee Health and Productivity. ∼∼∼∼∼ It’s Monday morning, and you’re standing at the edge of a swamp. Looking out, you see...
Folks, I’m warning you, this is a tough one. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, an employer must provide a reasonable accommodation (if available) to a qualified individual with a disability upon request if doing so will enable that person to...
The artist formerly known as iMomentous, provider of mobile-friendly career sites, has done quite an evolution the past couple of years. Moving past an awful name that no one can spell and a business model that had been commoditized by...
Employee retention is an ongoing challenge for many organizations. Across industries, there are talent shortages at almost every job level, and employers face an increasingly competitive job market. Though candidates and current employees have many career options, there are steps you...

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Employers slowed their hiring in April, adding a seasonally adjusted 160,000 new non-farm jobs, the smallest increase since September. Economists had been expecting a much larger gain of about 200,000 jobs. The monthly Labor Department report released this morning also put the unemployment rate at 5%, unchanged from March, and not much different...
Many organizations have a sound strategy, but fail to execute their full potential. Why is that? Because culture eats strategy for breakfast. Easily! Culture is the way ‘we’ do things. The behavior of a network of people (a workforce) is continuously shaping its own culture. This culture is driving performance, or it does...
Studies show there are essentially two types of managers (and companies) — those that are accounting-focused and those that are marketing-focused. Accounting-minded managers focus primarily on reducing costs and overhead. This approach appears to make/save money in the short run, but actually has the potential to lose customers over the long
Whether employees are located just down the hall or across the country, training is a critical part of the overall development process, not just for new hires but at every point in the career lifecycle. As more companies embrace the idea of fully remote workforces, training becomes especially important as a way to...
The Future of HR Is Already Here — Dominate Your Industry by Adopting These Silicon Valley Principles If your CEO expects your firm to lead your industry, he/she will eventually realize that this can only happen if the firm adopts a “continuous innovation” model. That means that CEOs in all major industries will...
Many companies — from multinational mega-corporations to neighborhood markets — are still using outdated hiring techniques. Clinging to the ways of the past when constructing a workforce leads to high turnover, stagnant engagement from staff, and quarterly reports in the red. In some cases, it is as if they are staffed by a...

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Reminiscing about my childhood led me to remember playing Monopoly with my family when we gathered together for holidays. As a child, it was just a board game, and I was always excited to play with those awesome tokens, especially...
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...
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...
Note: Sriram Rajan is Head of Organization Development at SIG Combibloc Obeikan. He was awarded the “Mark of Excellence” as HR Professional of the Year for the MEA region in 2017 in recognition for his work developing a leadership training program...
Research suggests that about 70% of venture-backed tech startups fail to thrive. Only slightly over half of all new businesses survive five years. I didn’t intend to start this article with negative stats, but it’s a hard world out there...
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...

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