Workforce Planning

A Perfect Storm Of Distractions Will Soon Reduce Employee Productivity

Manager actions to reduce employee stress, anxiety, and worries during COVID

The pandemic has been distracting employees for months. But soon worrying about kids at school and possible evictions or layoffs will dramatically cut productivity even further. Can you even imagine during the first weeks of physically sending their kids back to school? The number of times each day when every parent working for you will continually wonder if sending each …

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Quoted in the New York Times – The Long, Unhappy History of Working From Home

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“When people are in turmoil, you take advantage of them,” said John Sullivan, a professor of management at San Francisco State University. “The data over the last three months is so powerful,” he said. “People are shocked. No one found a drop in productivity. Most found an increase. People have been going to work for a thousand years, but it’s …

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“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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Voluntary Buyouts – Why Every Shareholder Should Fight Them

If you are a shareholder in a major company, voluntary employee buyouts should alarm you. First, I find them to be the single most costly strategic blunder* of all HR actions. Second, their bottom-line result may actually become negative when you calculate the real costs of paying your best employees to “take the money and run.”

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The Downturn Forces These Strategic Pivots In Recruiting

I argue that “rigidity during changing times leads to catastrophe.” Today’s changing business environment requires every recruiting function to avoid rigidity by making several pivots. Pivots are situations where you dramatically shift your tools, goals, and direction by as much as 180°. In my view, TA has no choice but to respond to the numerous shifts in business, health, 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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