November 25 , 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.

Selecting Your Employment Strategy: Possible Suggestions

Imagine the head of the function that has one of the most strategic impacts on the business not even having a name for their own business strategy? Many employment functions operate strictly on day-by-day ad hoc basis. As a result recruiters and managers often do not know the focus or “theory” behind their firm’s (or their competitors’) employment strategy. If ... Read More »

Excite Your Candidates With A Project And Opportunity Description (POD)

Applicants know it and recruiters know it to… Job descriptions are boring! WeWOW applicants with great web pages and savvy recruiters but when we get down to the “nitty gritty” we continue to “bore them to tears” in the area that leaves the most lasting impression… the description of the job they are applying for. The very best firms use market ... Read More »

Instead Of The Cost Of Hire?Measure The Cost Of A Bad Hire

If your company has a turnover of 20% per year and all of your new hires are mediocre, it will only take 5 years for all of your entire workforce to be mediocre. The cost of a “bad hire” for a software engineer can exceed a million dollars, for a CEO it could be as much as $1.4 Billion (Ask ... Read More »

Becoming an Employer of Choice – Part II

FIRST STEPS IN BECOMING AN EMPLOYER OF CHOICE (EOC) Do a preliminary survey of top management to identify possible support or resistance.   Do a benchmark study of current EOC firms that you wish to emulate. Place special focus on firms that have “recently” begun/successfully completed the transition to an EOC. Do an external PR analysis of the company’s image ... Read More »

Becoming an “Employer of Choice”

Have a shortage of candidates? An “Employer of Choice” (EOC) like HP, for example may get as many as 1,000 resumes a day! Becoming an EOC isn’t easy but it certainly can help solve your shortage of applicants. An EOC is a conscious corporate-wide employment strategy designed to re-make a company image as “a great place to work.” EOC is ... Read More »

“Intraplacement”: Reduce Retention Problems By Increasing The Internal Movement Of Your Employees

Intraplacement is a dynamic process that uses the tools and strategies of external search and applies them to internal candidates. Internal candidates are superior to external candidates because they usually have a much higher success rate in their new jobs than external candidates. This is because they already know “our” culture and they have already performed well in it. But ... Read More »

42 Things You Can Do to Improve the Quality of Your Employment Function

This is a list of employment practices a recruiter might consider as you attempt to move into 21st century HR: Do a survey of all hires and ask them why they accepted the job (and what were their concerns).   Do a survey of all rejected offers and find out what were the deciding factors in their decision. Consider your ... Read More »