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.

Candidate Ghosting — Effective Tips for Minimizing This Growing Menace

Ghosting is an emerging issue in recruiting and has now been rated as the No. 1 challenge by nearly 6 percent of employers (Source: LinkedIn). Ninety-five percent of recruiters say they have experienced “candidate ghosting” (Source: iHire). This ghosting problem is likely to get worse because 40 percent of candidates now believe it’s reasonable to ghost firms. And a whopping 28 percent …

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What’s Wrong With Hiring a Gig Workforce? Pretty Much Everything

The gig economy has become a hot workforce topic. However, despite the hype, the concept has numerous hidden management problems. Recently, executives have been drawn to the concept because of its lower benefits costs, but also for the scalability that a gig workforce provides (with the ability to quickly add talent for growth and to release it in a downturn …

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Why Your Employee Turnover Is Exploding – Explained By the Numbers

Note: This “think piece” is designed to get you to completely rethink your approach to retention. Turnover rates are the highest in a decade and your retention numbers aren’t likely to improve until you shift to a data-driven retention approach. This article will explain using numbers why so many firms that rely on intuitive decision-making are failing miserably at curbing …

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Recruiting’s Top 7 Bottom-line Business Impacts That Most Ignore

The ultimate goal of any business function should be to have a direct and measurable impact on their company’s bottom line and corporate strategic goals. Having a direct and visible impact on bottom-line results will make your team proud. But it will also get you more executive support and funding. Even though nearly every recruiting leader strives to “be more …

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Settling for Your 2nd-Choice Candidate — The Most Expensive Mistake In Recruiting

This “think piece” is designed to call attention to the tremendous costs resulting from losing your first-choice candidate. “Settling for” a second-choice candidate means that you’re not hiring the best. But few know it may mean suffering a 20 percent performance drop off. This performance loss is better understood when the percent is converted into dollars. For example, a 20 …

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