Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • Making This One Change to How I Wrote Job Descriptions Made Me a Better Recruiter

    March 12, 2018

    Before I became a recruiter, I worked in several different industries. I was a guidance and control system engineer, financial analysist, manager of capital budgeting, director of business planning, director of logistics, VP Operations and business unit general manager. So, when I started as a recruiter and began recruiting for these roles, I had no need for job...

  • 4 Highly Effective Ways to Eliminate Hiring Bias

    February 28, 2018

    Bias permeates everything we do. Politics in the news is the best example of bias at its worst. While this is just one area in which bias dominates our decision-making process, the bigger problem with bias is that we ignore information that conflicts with our preconceived notion of correctness. As far as I’m concerned, hiring people is more important than...

  • The Best Technical Interview of All Time for Non-Techies

    February 14, 2018

    Last week, I was talking with a senior technical director who handles major defense contracts for advanced weapon systems. He lamented that he could not find enough top hardware and software engineers because the recruiters he is using are not strong enough to assess technical skills. The situation was worsened because he wasn’t permitted to discuss the projects...

  • Use These 4 “Work Types” to Better Define Your Job Openings

    February 1, 2018

    Skills-based job descriptions are the lazy person’s way to hire the wrong person. The right way to hire the right person is to define...

  • The "No Salary History" Law Won't Make Recruiting...

    January 23, 2018

    While some people are concerned about how the “No Salary History” law will affect hiring, the truth is that asking or not asking about...

  • Here Are the Best (and Worst) Predictors of Quality of Hire

    January 11, 2018

    In the last few years, we’ve run a survey asking how recently hired people found their jobs and how active or passive they were when...