Dr. John Sullivan

Professor of Management, Speaker, Author

Dr John Sullivan is an internationally known HR thought-leader from the Silicon Valley who specializes in providing bold and high business impact; strategic 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 6 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 and the LinkedIn Talent blog.  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 industries most respected strategists”. He was selected among HR’s “Top 10 Leading Thinkers” and he was ranked #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 www.ERE.Net. He lives in Pacifica, California.

Content Featuring Dr. John Sullivan


Ask the Expert! Exploring HR Strategy with John Sullivan

March 31, 2017 | John Sullivan

For all its history fighting for a ‘seat at the table,’ the question of how HR can continue to be more strategic remains. It is a perennial challenge that every HR leader faces: continuous improvement, higher workforce productivity, and innovation. Part of the answer is in talent management data – collecting it, analyzing it, and applying it in concrete and measurable ways. But where is the best place to start? What can HR do today to ensure it is working toward a better and more integrated, strategic approach?

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Welcome to Human & Robot Resources

March 13, 2017 | John Sullivan

What does talent management mean when the majority of your workforce is no longer human? Dr. John Sullivan illuminates the continued automation of work and how HR can adapt to it in this HCI Keynote video.

Key insights:

Learn why, in the ...

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Bold, Aggressive, and Risky Recruiting

June 17, 2013 | John Sullivan

Presented by: Dr. John Sullivan, CEO, Dr. John Sullivan & Associates
Even if a firm practices a mainstream approach to recruiting, every recruiter and recruiting leader still has a professional obligation to keep up with the most ...

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HR Metrics in a VUCA Environment

Dr. John Sullivan, CEO of Dr. John Sullivan & Associates shares that the HR metrics that are being gathered today are capturing past trends and do not necessarily provide an accurate prediction of what is to come.  In today’s VUCA ...

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The New Leadership Development Model

Dr. John Sullivan, CEO of Dr. John Sullivan & Associates presents an Executive Insight on a new way to look at leadership development.  He encourages a shift in focus away from engagement, and towards productivity and innovation.  ...

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