August 19 , 2018

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Showing Off your Startup to Investors

As seen on The Wall Street Journal the Small Business special report features Dr. John Sullivan,  Showing Off your Startup to Investors (November 21, 2016). When venture capitalists select new investments, the management team is the top criterion. Cass Business School research found that an effective management team was the No. 1 consideration, followed by strong market drivers and a …

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How Uber Destroyed Its Employer Brand — Is It Time To Blow Up HR Again?

  As seen on ERE Media (February 24, 2017) A powerful employer brand is essential at any firm that requires strong recruiting and retention. However, a great employer brand is especially critical in a growing company that is considering an IPO. And if you look at the last decade, it’s hard to find a firm that has destroyed its employer brand as …

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Blow-Up Your Diversity Approach And Maximize Business Results With Customer Reflection Diversity

As seen on ERE Media (February 17, 2017).  This “think piece” is designed to stimulate your thinking about diversity  Why Your Firm Needs to Target Diversity in Sales, Service & Product Development Research studies have shown that diversity can result in as much as a double-digit increase in sales. However, corporate executives need to realize that if you want to maximize …

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Part 2: Dr. John Sullivan on HR Reporting, Strategy

As see on Dice (January 31, 2017). Dr. John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent-management expert. He’s published hundreds of articles on the topics of recruiting and talent management, in addition to dozens of whitepapers and 10 books, and spoken about the topic to every major business source including the Wall Street Journal, The New York …

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Part 1: Dr. John Sullivan on the Need for HR Metrics

As seen on Dice (January 31, 2017). Dr. John Sullivan has enjoyed a long and illustrious career as a talent management expert. He’s published hundreds of articles on the topics of recruiting and talent management, in addition to dozens of whitepapers and 10 books, and spoken about the topic to every major business source including The Wall Street Journal, The New …

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10 Reasons To Shift To A Data-Driven High Business Impact HR Model

As seen on Visier (February 9, 2017). The latest survey from the prestigious Conference Board ranks Human Capital as the #1 challenge facing global CEOs. At first glance, senior HR executives might take that top ranking as a positive thing. However, that would be a mistake because Human Capital was classified as a strategic challenge (not an asset) and it …

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The Top 10 Startup Recruiting Errors — Why Startup Recruiting Results Stink

As seen on ERE Media on February 10, 2016. If you regularly deal with startups as I do, you already know that most of them have a painfully weak recruiting effort. This is a huge problem because every startup needs to grow but they can’t because they face a constant shortage of skilled talent. And paradoxically the negative impact on …

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How to Hire the Best Performers

San Francisco State’s John Sullivan says hiring isn’t an art. Rather, it’s a science. John Sullivan talks about the smartest ways to attract and keep the best and brightest. As seen on The Wall Street Journal (June 1, 2016). Building a solid pipeline of talent is critical for any business, but finding and retaining good employees can be especially tricky …

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Talent Shortage Problem Solved! Create A Recruiting Culture

As seen on ERE Media Feb 3, 2017. How leaders can stop worrying about their persistent and damaging talent shortage It’s hard to find a large corporation, a tech firm, or a small business that isn’t currently suffering from a shortage of top talent with the required skills. So if you’re an executive or manager, you might be surprised to …

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Keep Your Recruiting Job Despite Technological Advances And Economic Downturns

As seen on ERE Media (January 27, 2017). Warning: if you want job security as a recruiter, start preparing now Listen up. If you are a corporate recruiter, you need to be worried about your job security! Recruiters need to realize that the march of recruiting technology is inevitable and unstoppable. No, it won’t be in the next few months, but …

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