Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • How to Convert Your ATS into a Recruiting Machine

    September 20, 2017

    Recruiters need to become advocates for improving quality of hire. Unfortunately your ATS vendor is holding you back. Advocacy starts by recognizing that there are two talent markets. One targets candidates who are willing to take lateral transfers and endure the demeaning nature of the traditional hiring process. This is the job market. It’s about volume, speed...

  • How to Make Better Hires Using a Proactive Referral Program

    August 29, 2017

    A few weeks ago, the head of an investment group asked for my help to find a CEO for one of his new ventures. While I didn’t have time to conduct the search, I did say I would interview all the finalists and begin a networking effort to find a few leads for him. To begin, I asked him the same questions I always ask whenever starting a new search project: 1. What...

  • Your Best Candidate Is Less Than Three Degrees of Separation Away

    August 9, 2017

    At my Talent Connect 2017 talk in Nashville on October 5th, I’m going to prove that I can find top tier candidates within a few days for any job using proactive networking. But I need to have some examples to demonstrate the methodology first. So I decided to hold a webcast on August 17th (2017) to preview the program and get some of your hiring challenges into...

  • Why Screening Candidates for Growth Potential Will Make You...

    August 2, 2017

    When looking to fill a role, recruiters sometimes screen out candidates based on shorthand they have developed over the years. The...

  • 10 Hiring Mistakes You Must Stop Making Right Now

    July 20, 2017

    Most recruiters I know are guilty of at least one of the hiring mistakes below. It’s not their fault, either: these bad habits have...

  • How to Make the Hiring Leap From Good to Great

    July 12, 2017

    If you’re wondering just how effective (or ineffective) your hiring process is, finding out is actually pretty simple. All you need to...