Highlighting the Transition from Administrative HR to Business Impact HR I have been publicly forecasting HR’s future since 1998, when I wrote the … Read more
Dr. John Sullivan, professor, author, corporate speaker, and advisor, is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high-business-impact talent management solutions.
He’s a prolific author with over 900 articles and 10 books covering all areas of talent management. He has written over a dozen white papers, conducted over 50 webinars, dozens of workshops, and he has been featured in over 35 videos. He is an engaging corporate speaker who has excited audiences at over 300 corporations/ organizations in 30 countries on all six continents. His ideas have appeared in every major business source including the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Fast Company, CFO, Inc., NY Times, SmartMoney, USA Today, HBR, and the Financial Times. In addition, he writes for the WSJ Experts column. He has been interviewed on CNN and the CBS and ABC nightly news, NPR, as well many local TV and radio outlets. Fast Company called him the "Michael Jordan of Hiring," Staffing.org called him “the father of HR metrics,” and SHRM called him “One of the industry's most respected strategists." He was selected among HR’s “Top 10 Leading Thinkers” and he was ranked No. 8 among the top 25 online influencers in talent management. He served as the Chief Talent Officer of Agilent Technologies, the HP spinoff with 43,000 employees, and he was the CEO of the Business Development Center, a minority business consulting firm in Bakersfield, California. He is currently a Professor of Management at San Francisco State (1982 – present). His articles can be found all over the Internet and on his popular website www.drjohnsullivan.com and on staging.ere.net. He lives in Pacifica, California.
Talent advisors have in most cases failed to make senior executives fully aware of the extremely high ROI generated by a “wonder tool” that directly … Read more
If you haven’t heard the term “complementary football,” it’s a performance improvement approach that corporations and HR shouldn’t ignore. This approach … Read more
Can you remember a time in history when corporate employees decided which firms their company would do business with? Probably not, because for well for … Read more
Did you know that “becoming scientific” is a strategic goal that is shared by the HR functions of two of the top three most valuable firms in the world? … Read more
The top 15 most damaging shortcomings of managing using your culture It’s no secret that most in HR and many CEOs are enamored with “corporate culture,” … Read more
It is certainly true that “who you know” has an impact on getting a great job but it’s a time-consuming mistake to assume that attending most networking … Read more
Among the buzz about new HR technologies, most miss what may literally become the most important shift — the death of narrative text. Yes, every … Read more
Note: This “think piece” is designed to stimulate the thinking of board members and executives about the need for a corporate program for predicting where … Read more
Many in HR leadership focus on “getting a seat at the table.” However, if you want everyone to see and acknowledge your accomplishments, HR leaders need to … Read more
Expediting the transfer of employees among diverse business units allows a firm to develop and retain employees, while simultaneously increasing the … Read more
It should be no secret to anyone that political activity and tensions are currently high in the US. And by now, everyone in HR has heard about the Top Dog … Read more