Dr. John Sullivanis a well-known thought leader in HR. He is a frequent speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley firms. Formerly the chief talent officer for Agilent Technologies (the 43,000-employee HP spin-off), he is now a professor of management at San Francisco State University. He was called the “Michael Jordan of Hiring” by Fast Company Magazine. Dr. Sullivan has challenged the antiquated role of HR and championed a new breed of business performance minded human resource professionals. His client work typically focuses on helping organizations identify or design HR best practices that can be applied to meet the needs of a specific business situation and that contribute to maximizing the productivity of the organization. Realizing that knowledge transfer is key to the success and survival of any consulting engagement. Information about his numerous other articles, books and manuals about recruiting and HR can be found on his web site.