HR Strategy

“Forever” Remote Work – An Unstoppable Trend With An Amazing ROI

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By Dr. John Sullivan and Michael Cox We are experiencing what I call “The grand WFH experiment.”  Initially, the Working From Home (WFH) critics were heavily favored. However, because of its powerful business case, WFH is now destined to become “the new corporate normal.” I have been writing about the tremendous ROI of remote work for nearly a decade. And …

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[SLIDES] Recruiting Needs To Pivot For The Downturn And Upcoming Opportunities

Dr. John Sullivan presents on how recruiters can thrive in a volatile environment. By planning for economic changes, you can be adaptive, agile, scalable, and able to quickly pivot in a new direction. If you want to be successful in the long-term, you need to start planning for a significant change in the direction or scale of your business. The …

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[Podcast] Human Resources Challenges in a World with COVID-19

Dr. John Sullivan was interviewed by Marc Raco for Strategy Update: COVID-19 Business Playbook. If trying to keep the doors to a business open isn’t challenging enough, especially when you don’t know how long you have to do it for, diligent consideration of the productivity, safety, care, morale, and profitability of your employees may be even more daunting. Dr. John …

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The Many Problems Caused by HR Relationship Building

Note: This is one of a series of “think pieces” that are designed to stimulate your thinking about the future of HR. I have found that “building relationships” can be the #1 factor damaging HR’s internal brand. If HR leaders want to succeed in a data-driven business world, they will need to lose their fixation with building interpersonal relationships and …

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Possible Recruiting Impacts From the Coronavirus Scare

The growing fear of the coronavirus requires recruiting leaders to prepare for an increase in discrimination against Asian candidates and to become aware of how far this fear could severely hurt global recruiting and local diversity efforts. Also, expect real travel restrictions and an increased fear of flying to increase the need for more remote video interviews. Let me be …

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Elite Firms Are Investing in These Big-Bet Recruiting Areas

This article is co-written by Michael Cox, a project manager at Dr. John Sullivan & Associates. The Big-Bet Recruiting Trends at the Top 10 Companies It’s a dream of every recruiting executive to accurately predict the future direction of talent acquisition. Unfortunately, current recruiting-trends surveys (like LinkedIn’s annual Global Talent Trends report) can only reveal what the average firm is planning (because …

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What Differentiates Good From Great HR Departments – Hypothesis Testing

Adapting the title from the famous book, I pose this question to HR leaders: “What differentiates Good from Great HR departments?” In my view, understanding the key factors that contribute to greatness is something that every HR leader that wants to excel should be doing continually. However, it turns out that because HR is a copycat industry, it’s hard to …

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Collaborative Recruiting — Making ‘Every Employee a Recruiter’ Improves Hiring Results

Top firms use collaborative recruiting because it “turns every employee into a recruiter” and a brand ambassador. Expanding involvement also improves hiring results and lightens recruiter workloads. If you haven’t heard about this increasingly popular approach, collaborative recruiting (aka team hiring) is where you purposely expand both employee and manager roles throughout the recruiting process. Both play a larger and …

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