Tag Archives: hiring

Super Bowl Ad to Kick Off Hiring Spree

As see in The Wall Street Journal by Joshua Jamerson (January 31, 2017). “It’s smart to me, though obviously expensive,” said John Sullivan, a professor at San Francisco State University’s college of business who specializes in human-resources strategy. If 84 Lumber’s campaign succeeds, other companies may follow suit, he said.   For the entire article visit here.  Photo credit: Deathtostock

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How to Hire the Best Performers

San Francisco State’s John Sullivan says hiring isn’t an art. Rather, it’s a science. John Sullivan talks about the smartest ways to attract and keep the best and brightest. As seen on The Wall Street Journal (June 1, 2016). Building a solid pipeline of talent is critical for any business, but finding and retaining good employees can be especially tricky …

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Lies, Deception And Gut Feelings … No Wonder Hiring Fails Half The Time

he Top 7 Reasons Why Your Process Continuously Produces Hiring Failures Unexplainably, few in corporate recruiting attempt to measure the failure rate of new hires from their external hiring processes. However, those who have done the research (i.e. Harvard Business School, The Corporate Leadership Council, and LeadershipIQ) have found that the failure rate within 18 months of hiring for most jobs is …

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7 Rules for Job Interview Questions That Result in Great Hires

As seen on Harvard Business Review. Some of the long-held ideas about how to conduct interviews are no longer accurate. For example, there’s no such thing as a surprise interview question anymore. With sites like Glassdoor.com, candidates can identify each of your likely interview questions and expected answers ahead of time. With that information, candidates now routinely prepare and video their …

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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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Why You Can’t Get A Job … Recruiting Explained By the Numbers

Is your “six seconds of fame” enough to land you a job? As a professor and a corporate recruiting strategist, I can tell you that very few applicants truly understand the corporate recruiting process. Most people looking for a job approach it with little factual knowledge. That is a huge mistake. A superior approach is to instead analyze it carefully, …

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Why employment is a strategic function – The business impacts of bad hiring.

1/3 of salary is way too low for critical jobs. A bad "hire" can cost you millions if they lose a great customer or make bad decisions. The Quaker CEO cost them 1.4 BILLION on the sale of Snapple alone. Now that's a bad hire! (Ask any sports team what is the cost of a bad 1st round draft pick that leads the team to a losing season and then must be let go in a year or two!)

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