Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

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    This Is the Key Difference Between Good and Great Recruiters

    December 22, 2020

    In a recent study, we compared the performance of the best executive recruiters to their corporate, RPO, and agency counterparts. The results are in and here’s the short list of what makes a great recruiter and what they do differently: More high-touch, career-advisory role when dealing with candidates More trusted, have strong job knowledge, and are more...

  • 10 Ways to Reduce Interviewer Bias

    October 14, 2020

    In my 45+ years as a recruiter, one of the many things I’ve learned is that strangers get a bad deal when it comes to being accurately assessed during interviews. While people who are known to the hiring manager are assessed on their past performance, strangers are judged on their motivation to get the job, a bunch of generic competencies, the depth of their...

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    How Recruiters Can Drive Diversity Efforts

    July 28, 2020

    The entire recruiting and staffing industry has been upended in the past few months. Live recruiting events and conferences have been canceled. Some recruiting teams are scaling back or putting projects on hold, while others are focusing on reskilling or redeploying teammates to other business priorities. On top of this, we’re also seeing a trend towards a...

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    4 Clues That You’re About to Make a Bad-Hiring Decision

    July 8, 2020

    The cost of your company’s bad hiring decisions can be staggering. To calculate this cost, I tell my clients to add the first-year...

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    Use This 3-step Win-Win Hiring Program to Ensure You Land...

    March 2, 2020

    When it comes to finding that perfect candidate, I’m always looking for a “Win-Win Hiring” outcome. This means that both the hiring...

  • 5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates...

    February 11, 2020

    While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting...