Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

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    How to Calculate the Cost of Bad Hiring Decisions — and Avoid Them in the Future

    December 3, 2019

    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...

  • Recruiters Must Master These Critical High-Touch Skills to Stay Relevant

    November 6, 2019

    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...

  • How to Increase Quality of Hire by Only Sourcing Semi-finalists

    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...

  • Double Your Productivity With These 6 Recruiting Tips

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...