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.

Act Before The Supreme Court Decisions On Guns & Abortions Impact Your Workplace (The top 10 problems created by each recent SCOTUS decision)

HR must plan for the upcoming workplace turmoil as a new gun and abortion court decisions take effect. Of course, everyone is talking about the two recent Supreme Court decisions covering abortion and gun rights. And even though most of the impacts from these two rulings will fall into the legal and political categories. It would be a grave mistake …

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Inflation – Low-Cost Ways To Counter Its Impacts On Recruiting And Retention (Steps for convincing applicants not to worry about low base compensation in their new job)

This action piece… is a scannable list of alternatives to raising employee pay during high inflation.  This article covers a list of compensation selling approaches. They are designed to minimize potential applicants’ fear about whether the compensation in their new job will allow them to maintain their current living standards during inflation. These corporate alternatives to increasing pay are essential …

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Improve Your Recruiting Results Using These Best Practices From Top Firms (Covering employees as references, impactful fonts, and candidate interview warm-ups)

In this monthly piece, Dr. Sullivan highlights 3 best practices that reveal the future of recruiting. The Benefits Of Adopting Best Practices From Other Firms The best way to rapidly improve your recruiting results involves borrowing and tweaking the best practices from other leading recruiting functions to fit your situation. Adopting best practices is a superior approach because: The arguments …

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Gender Pronouns – Understanding Their Many Hidden Problems (And how this program’s downsides may outweigh its benefits)

A think piece – for increasing awareness of the potential negative problems associated with using gender pronouns. Encouraging or requiring the use of gender pronouns has recently been enthusiastically supported by many corporate DEI leaders. Unfortunately, I have found that their enthusiasm has not been tempered or supported with sufficient research on the many downsides associated with implementing a Preferred …

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The Downturn Is Coming – So Monitor These Factors That Predict Upcoming Layoffs (A checklist for predicting when layoffs will occur at your company)

Minimize your own “employment insecurity issues by predicting when your company will lay off. A smart employee knows what to look for and, with little effort, identifies the many warning signs that reveal when a layoff plan is receiving serious consideration. And with early warning, the employee will have enough time to take the necessary actions to help minimize any …

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Are Costly HR Solutions Making Employees Too Expensive? (The Business Case For Replacing Them With Robots)

Weigh hiring robots or humans

Labor costs are up 4.2%, the biggest gain in 20 years, so employees are becoming an expensive option.  This think piece is designed to get you to reconsider your “who does the work” options Yes, we are experiencing an extremely rare event where employee costs are soaring while, at the same time, workforce productivity is actually decreasing. Employee costs have …

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Roe v. Wade – Where To Expand Your Support For Impacted Employees (A guide to corporate actions for supporting employees with unwanted pregnancies)

58% of workers are women, so disruptions in their lives will hurt productivity, hiring, and retention. And given the publicity that a woman’s right to choose is now receiving. You must assume that your female and male employees and your customers will be watching closely to see if their company is adequately meeting employee needs. Or if it is going …

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Stop – Don’t Choose Remote Work Without Reading This (The top 10 career advantages from working “in the office”)

I estimate that in-the-office workers get up to 50% more career-building options than remote workers. Therefore, if you are ambitious, an innovator, or hope to become a leader in your current organization. It’s time to realize that until you make a commitment to “come into the office” full-time. You are not likely to meet any of your ambitious goals. So …

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Predict Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Before Making A Hiring Decision (A checklist of the factors that predict both short and long retention)

With record-high turnover, it pays to predict which finalists will likely become early turnover. Improve Your Hiring Results By Predicting Each Candidate’s “Time To Turnover” Amazingly, some companies predict current employee turnover with a 95% accuracy rate. However, I suggest that it’s time to expand our turnover predictions to the candidate selection process. I have found that smart recruiters can …

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