While inquiring about the status of a hiring manager interview training proposal, a client told me she would get back to me as soon as they got their budget approved for next year. As part of our discussion, I asked how much they included in their budget for bad hires. My client’s answer was that she hadn’t given this much thought, but she was intrigued by the...
Posts by Lou Adler
Recruiters can play a strategic role in any company, but too often their focus is filling jobs with a reasonably competent person at a reasonable cost in some reasonable timeframe. But as far as I’m concerned, this kind of hiring is an overhead function that can be automated with some combination of an ATS, a chat bot, and a robot. A more strategic recruiter, on...
Lou Adler October 16, 2019
Separating sourcing from recruiting never made a lot of sense to me. Many sourcers never even talk to candidates and just pass a list of names to a recruiter. But the best candidates, whether they’re active or passive job seekers, always have multiple opportunities and convincing them your opportunity is worth considering involves just as much recruiting as...
Lou Adler October 2, 2019
When I first became a recruiter, one big frustration was having hiring managers reject good people for bad reasons. When this happened...
Lou Adler 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...
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