Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • Why the Best Candidates Rarely Become the Best Hires

    July 31, 2018

    I find the conventional wisdom when it comes to properly using AI and implementing a positive candidate experience fundamentally flawed. My issue rests on the premise that talent leaders are solving the wrong problem. Take a look at the image below. If you agree that the factors on the left that are used to screen candidates don’t predict performance and, worse,...

  • How to Close More Candidates by Preventing Job Hopping Syndrome

    July 18, 2018

    Two weeks ago, I posted the below image and message on LinkedIn:   “A new disease is on the horizon—and it's career threatening. As the economy heats up, people switch jobs for the wrong reasons and catch ‘job hopping syndrome.’" In a few days, more than 150,000 people read the message. It’s obviously an important topic. The detailed post that followed explained...

  • What Recruiters Can Learn From How Magic Johnson Wooed LeBron James to the Lakers

    July 11, 2018

    When NBA free agency started a few weeks ago, Magic Johnson was asked about his approach to recruiting top talent, including LeBron James. He basically said it was a high touch relationship-based process customized to the needs of the player being recruited. Magic went on to say the team’s current and future needs had to match the player’s skills, future goals,...

  • How to Accurately Assess Culture Fit, Based on My 45 Years ...

    June 27, 2018

    Just about everyone is confused about how to assess if a candidate will fit their company culture. While getting it right is essential...

  • These Sales Techniques Can Help You Recruit Stronger...

    June 20, 2018

    My company does a lot of work helping organizations find outstanding salespeople. Because of that, I’ve personally become very...

  • Why Inbound Recruiting Will Soon be History

    June 6, 2018

    In a previous post on LinkedIn’s Talent Blog, I offered a semi-futuristic version of a recruiter competency model. In a more recent...