Tag Archives: Workforce Planning

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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[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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Happy New Year to Recruiters, Now Prepare for the Downturn

Almost every strategy and the recruiting tool that is currently used must “shift” when the unemployment rate rises and the power shifts away from the candidate and back to the employer. Even if you don’t know precisely when a downturn will occur, there are multiple benefits tied to preparing for one in advance with a “downturn in recruiting plan.”

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‘Corporate Skill Pivots’ May Signal the End of the Permanent Employees

Forget the job threats created by the march of the robots, because the new skill sets required by radical new technologies are much more likely to cause you to lose your permanent corporate job! In case you missed it, General Motors recently underwent a dramatic corporate-wide “skills pivot” that resulted in thousands of layoffs. Not because it had too many …

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Implementing Innovations Requires a “Future-Acting” Workforce

If your firm competes against serial innovation and top-market-cap firms like Amazon, Apple, and Google, you already know that you must match their “speed of innovation.” But you might not realize that to reach that speed, you also need “a future-acting workforce” in order to implement the new ideas generated by your innovative employees. Why Increasing Your Speed of Innovation …

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The Future Of Recruiting Is An Internal Talent Consulting Group, As Technology Handles Daily Recruiting Tasks

As seen on ERE Media (May 8, 2017). 8 Things To Do When You Want Recruiting To Be More Strategic The march of technology is already underway in recruiting. And that means that most day-to-day recruiting activities will become transactions, and that means that most sourcing, job matching, and candidate assessment will be taken over by technology and algorithms. Many …

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In An Interconnected Digital Business World … Why Is Recruiting Still An Island?

As seen on ERE Media  A “think piece” designed to stimulate your thinking about strategic recruiting Corporate recruiting, unfortunately, operates as if it were an island. Recruiting can, justifiably, be accused of acting as if it is an autonomous corporate entity because it seldom has any formal processes for sharing information and data with other clearly interdependent business functions. For …

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