October 19 , 2017

Author Archives: Dr John Sullivan

Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic Talent Management solutions to large corporations.

Get Ready for Food as a Management Tool

For generations, Americans have packed a lunch and snacks, or purchased food at workplace cafes or nearby restaurants every workday. It was all something employees did on their own — outside of what would be considered part of a management strategy. But that’s changing, as employers begin to examine the connection between what and how workers eat and the work ... Read More »

15 Ways to Assess If a Candidate Has High Growth Potential

Any recruiter or hiring manager would be crazy not to consider a recruiting approach that could double the value they bring to the company. Well, this amazing result can be obtained by hiring individuals that have what is known as a “steep career trajectory” or high potential to succeed. If you’re not familiar with the term, a “steep career trajectory” ... Read More »

WOW Hiring Managers by Projecting the Retention Trajectory of Candidates

Add a Future Focused Element to Your Hiring Assessments Hiring managers all too often undervalue their recruiters because they feel that they know more about the finalist candidates than the recruiter does. But imagine sitting down with your hiring manager at the time when they must decide on which of their three finalists to select even though all three candidates ... Read More »

How to Help New Hires Get up to Speed

Have you ever started to read a much-hyped book with great enthusiasm and anticipation, only to stop after a few chapters because it just wasn’t compelling enough to keep on going?At many companies and organizations, inadequate and mind-numbing onboarding programs are the corporate equivalent of that dull book, leaving new hires dispirited and wondering why they should stick with their ... Read More »

Not Hiring Exceptional Candidates Is Extremely Damaging but It’s Preventable

Note: This article is part of a continuing series covering high-impact business practices that recruiting should be doing, but it doesn’t!  Losing Exceptional Candidates Is Damaging Your Firm Learning specifically why exceptional candidates were not hired can be added to the list of the many things that corporate recruiting functions, unexplainably, don’t do at all. Most in recruiting are more ... Read More »

Managers Are Hoarding Talent: A Hidden Problem That’s Likely Hurting Your Firm

Expediting the transfer of employees among diverse business units allows a firm to develop and retain employees, while simultaneously increasing the cross-pollenization of ideas and the transfer of best practices. Unfortunately, I find that executives at every large organization I have visited consistently complain that this beneficial movement simply doesn’t happen often enough. I have also found that most executives ... Read More »

Need Top Performers? Hire Candidates With a Strong Professional Network

Everyone knows the power of networks. But many hiring managers and recruiters are surprised to learn that the strength of someone’s professional network is also one of the strongest predictors of individual employee performance. Professional learning networks differ from the more common social networks like Facebook, which contains mostly family and friends. Professional learning networks contain only highly knowledgeable individuals ... Read More »

The Changing Nature of Tech Recruitment

As seen on Pierpoint on September 12, 2017, by Alex Walker. Writing at 1 – Page Blog,  Dr. John Sullivan says the “avalanche of next-generation trends” in recruitment can quickly render recruiters skill sets outdated. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and predictive analytics are some of those next-generation trends, and recruiters need to be up-to-date on what those technologies are. An inquiring ... Read More »