Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • How to Close More Candidates by Preventing Job Hopping Syndrome

    July 18, 2018

    Two weeks ago, I posted the below image and message on LinkedIn:   “A new disease is on the horizon—and it's career threatening. As the economy heats up, people switch jobs for the wrong reasons and catch ‘job hopping syndrome.’" In a few days, more than 150,000 people read the message. It’s obviously an important topic. The detailed post that followed explained...

  • What Recruiters Can Learn From How Magic Johnson Wooed LeBron James to the Lakers

    July 11, 2018

    When NBA free agency started a few weeks ago, Magic Johnson was asked about his approach to recruiting top talent, including LeBron James. He basically said it was a high touch relationship-based process customized to the needs of the player being recruited. Magic went on to say the team’s current and future needs had to match the player’s skills, future goals,...

  • How to Accurately Assess Culture Fit, Based on My 45 Years of Recruiting Experience

    June 27, 2018

    Just about everyone is confused about how to assess if a candidate will fit their company culture. While getting it right is essential, getting it right starts by defining company culture properly. And the problem is that when you ask people to define their culture, not all of them say the same thing. The reason it’s hard to get agreement is that in most cases a...

  • These Sales Techniques Can Help You Recruit Stronger...

    June 20, 2018

    My company does a lot of work helping organizations find outstanding salespeople. Because of that, I’ve personally become very...

  • Why Inbound Recruiting Will Soon be History

    June 6, 2018

    In a previous post on LinkedIn’s Talent Blog, I offered a semi-futuristic version of a recruiter competency model. In a more recent...

  • The Simple Solution to 3 of the Biggest Issues Recruiters...

    May 30, 2018

    Over the past several weeks I have spent serious time with several private equity investors, a few CEOs of companies ranging from...