Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • Marketing Matters When It Comes to Recruiting Top Tier Talent

    November 6, 2018

    For many years I have advocated a “small batch, high touch” recruiting process. This involves identifying 12-15 highly qualified people who would see the job as a career move. Highly qualified means they’ve accomplished something comparable to what needs to be done and they have been recognized as a high achiever. For example, the person was promoted rapidly or...

  • How to Increase Employee Retention Using the “30% Solution”

    October 31, 2018

    I just read a post about how Facebook executives recently found the answer to increasing employee satisfaction and retention among their employees. Google discovered the same answer about 10 years ago after reviewing 10 years of quarterly performance reviews as part of their Project Oxygen. The answer? Great managers. But even before Facebook and Google’s...

  • These Two Questions Are All You Need to Assess Leadership Qualities in a Candidate

    October 17, 2018

    As I think back on the thousands of people I’ve interviewed and the hundreds I’ve tracked for years after they were hired, leadership stands out as the universal trait of success. At its simplest, I define leadership as the ability to figure out the best way to solve a problem and then executing on that solution. For an accountant, this could mean describing how...

  • Use This Simple Test to Determine If a Candidate Will...

    October 3, 2018

    Hiring the best talent, whether active or passive, requires exceptional recruiting skills. Part of this is overcoming objections at...

  • A Secret Recipe for Hiring Top Performers

    September 19, 2018

    My first search project (40 years ago) was for a plant manager for an automotive manufacturing company. Rather than listing a bunch of...

  • Why AI Is No Match for HI (Human Intelligence) in Today’s...

    September 13, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making rapid strides in improving the ability to identify the best Inbound candidates. By Inbound, I...