Dr. John Sullivan

Posts by Dr. John Sullivan

  • 12 Effective Ways to Assess Candidates' Soft Skills

    July 25, 2017

    When asked, recruiters say that screening candidates for soft skills is one of the top areas they want to learn more about. That’s because soft skills (think leadership, relationship building, communications, adaptability, strategic thinking, learning and interpersonal skills) take up to 25% of the skills required to do the job and to be a great teammate....

  • 12 Innovative Recruiting Strategies That Savvy Companies are Using

    July 10, 2017

    If you want to gain significant competitive advantage, you need to use strategies superior and different from your competitors’. The “act differently” principle for recruiting means that to successfully attract your industry’s top talent, you must separate yourself from your talent competitors by offering innovative but effective new recruiting strategies. We...

  • 7 Metrics That the Most Data-Savvy Recruiting Teams Are Tracking

    April 18, 2017

    If you closely research (as I have) the top five global companies with the highest market value (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook) you’ll realize that they all have three things in common. First, they are all serial-innovation firms. Second, they are all recruiting powerhouses. And third, an important lesson for recruiting leaders, they all excel at...

  • Job Interviews Have Become Predictable and Ineffective –...

    March 28, 2017

    Interviewing is a well-established component of hiring that you have probably used for years without much change. But, now that the...

  • 10 Cutting-Edge Recruiting Trends That You Can’t Afford to ...

    January 3, 2017

    As we are kicking off 2017, many of you may be thinking about what you can do to boost your recruiting strategy this year. What’s new...

  • 8 Things You Need to Fix to Increase Employee Retention

    November 15, 2016

    Recently, the Department of Labor reported that turnover is now at its highest level since 2008. And yet, many companies are doing...