Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • 10 Ways to Avoid Making $100,000 Hiring Mistakes

    September 18, 2019

    Take a moment to consider the following: If your company hires 100 people in the next 12 months, that’s an annual increase in compensation costs of at least $10 million if you factor in an average total compensation of $100,000 per person. Clearly, the total cost of hiring dwarfs the cost per hire, and no matter how you cut it, that’s a lot of money....

  • Why You Might Need to Reverse Your Hiring Strategy

    August 28, 2019

    Early in my career, I had the good fortune to work as a financial analyst for a Fortune 50 company. During a meeting where the president of a $2 billion group was presenting his business plan for the next year, he was lambasted by the corporate CEO with the following: “Strategy drives tactics. Tactics don’t drive strategy. And from what I can tell, you have a...

  • Why Candidate Experience Should Start with the Job Description — and Continue Well After the Hire Date

    August 6, 2019

    I’ve been roundly criticized for saying that improving the candidate experience is a waste of time, money, and resources. But while close, that’s not exactly what I said. To set the record straight, I believe that providing an extraordinary candidate experience for serious and well-qualified candidates is essential. After all, you’re affecting these people’s...

  • What You Need to Ask the Hiring Manager In Order to Source ...

    July 9, 2019

    If a recruiter ever needs to present more than 3-4 candidates in order to make one great hire, there is something fundamentally wrong...

  • 5 Steps to Eliminate First Impression Bias and Hire the...

    July 8, 2019

    First impression bias is the primary cause of most hiring mistakes. Why? Because when we feel good about someone right away, we tend...

  • Assessing Motivation Can Make or Break Your Next Hire —...

    June 11, 2019

    In my 40+ years of recruiting, I’ve learned that recruiters often make a critical mistake in assessing a candidate for a position....