Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • 4 Steps to Eliminate First Impression Bias and Hire the Right Candidate

    April 26, 2017

    First impression bias is the primary cause of most hiring mistakes. Why? Because when we feel good about someone right away, we tend to ask easier question. And, when we feel negative right way, we ask more difficult questions. In other words, we (often subconsciously) look to confirm our first impression. This is the primitive friend vs. foe reaction taking...

  • These 4 Simple Words Will Determine the Success of Your Entire Hiring Process

    April 20, 2017

    HAVE – GET – DO – BECOME. When these words are viewed as a process from left to right, they put a limit on your company’s quality of hire. This is not good. When viewed as a process from right to left they represent a process designed to attract and hire people based on their past performance and upside potential. This is how you increase the diversity of your...

  • Eliminate 50% of All Hiring Mistakes by Answering One Question

    April 5, 2017

    Over a 10-day period last month with three large companies in Europe and two Silicon Valley mid-majors, I relearned why so many companies make unnecessary hiring mistakes. They were each looking for some form of the following competencies. Humility – deferential, freedom from pride or arrogance. Leadership – the act or an instance of leading. Maniacal –...

  • The Incredible Tale of How a Crafty Recruiter Transformed a...

    March 21, 2017

    Note: I have this from trusted sources that the following is no fairy tale. Many years ago, in the land of Spamalittle, King Rter...

  • Why Being a Farmer (and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More ...

    March 13, 2017

    I recently spoke with a VP of talent at one of the world’s largest firms. She told me that on a recent evaluation of more than 200...

  • The 7 Rules Every Successful Recruiter Lives By

    March 1, 2017

    Obviously, you want to hire more top-tier candidates. And often, those are passive candidates. But at the same time, you don’t always...