March 24 , 2019

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A Dozen Reasons The Netflix Maternity Leave Benefit May Be A Bad Idea

By Dr. John Sullivan TLNT August 19, 2015 Adding extraordinary benefits appears on the surface to be a generous move. I certainly support the practice, but corporate leaders need to realize that these extraordinary benefits can also, unfortunately, have many unintended negative consequences. There is a saying that “no good deed goes unpunished,” and if HR leaders do not precisely …

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What’s Wrong With College Recruiting? Identifying Your Out-Of-Date Program Features

By Kimberly N. Do and Dr John Sullivan ERE August 10, 2015 What’s wrong with college recruiting? Well as a result of years of underfunding, the answer may, unfortunately, be “almost everything.” Nearly every organization is currently struggling to recruit its needed college talent, because after years of reduced hiring, the demand for college hires is up almost 10 percent …

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12 Power Factors That Will Dramatically Improve Your Employee Referral Results

By Dr John Sullivan LinkedIn Talent Blog August 26, 2015 Is your employee referral program underperforming? Well most are, so it’s important to realize that when the competition for talent is intense, failing to invest in a powerful referral program may literally cost large corporations millions of dollars each year. That’s because a well-designed referral program produces an amazing ROI, …

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From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories (part 3 of 3)

By Dr. John Sullivan ATC June 22, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Elements That Will Make Your Stories Significantly “More Powerful”   It’s important to make each story as impactful as possible. Including one or more of these “power factors” can turn an ordinary story into …

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The Secret to Hiring the Best Employees at a Small Business

August 24, 2015 Wall Street Journal By Dr John Sullivan Smaller firms have one advantage over their larger rivals, and that’s the knowledgeable and personalized service provided by their passionate employees. In fact, employee friendliness, knowledge and empathy may be the primary reason why your customers return. Yes, employees are “the face of your business”; because they are often the …

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Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact (part 2 of 3)

By Dr John Sullivan ATC  June 16, 2015 Part 1- Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results Part 2- Ensuring Your Stories Are Shared And Have Impact Part 3- From Ordinary To Extraordinary – 11 Tips To Transform Your HR Stories In my previous article I discussed why you should be using stories in your recruitment efforts, but how do …

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Using Stories To Improve Your Recruiting Results

by Dr John Sullivan Brace Yourselves Take a moment to think about the future of recruiting, because it is about to change radically. Currently the recruiting paradigm is pretty simple it includes the 5 key components of: 1. Employer branding 2. Sourcing top candidates 3. Assessing them 4. Matching candidates to the right job and then 5. Selling them on …

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Silver Medalists — Reconsider Those Who Came Close to Getting Hired

20 Categories Of Candidates Who You Should Revisit One of the most underused but surprisingly effective approaches to hiring focuses on “silver medalists. If you’re not familiar with the term in recruiting, it is revisiting past applicants who that came in second during a previous hiring effort. Now if you’re thinking that these individuals are “rejects,” you could be wrong …

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You Might Be Surprised How Much Commute Issues Hurt Hiring and Retention

As more firms adapt a data-supported approach to HR decision-making, new data is revealing that commute issues can have a major impact on hiring success and retention. Now you may have assumed that commute issues were an obscure factor with only a minor impact, but you would be wrong. You probably already know that long commute times frequently increase new-hire …

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