Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • A Secret Recipe for Hiring Top Performers

    September 19, 2018

    My first search project (40 years ago) was for a plant manager for an automotive manufacturing company. Rather than listing a bunch of the skills and experience prerequisites, I suggested to the company president that we walk through the plant. After 45 minutes, we identified half a dozen major problems that needed fixing within the first 6-9 months to meet a...

  • Why AI Is No Match for HI (Human Intelligence) in Today’s Hiring Process

    September 13, 2018

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is making rapid strides in improving the ability to identify the best Inbound candidates. By Inbound, I mean people in your resume database, those who applied to your job posting, or responded to your email. But this same AI is less effective when it comes to identifying potential candidates who have not applied to your...

  • 10 Ideas That Will Help You Reinvent Your Hiring Process — and Make Better Hires

    September 5, 2018

    To be 20% better, all you have to do is be more efficient doing what you’re now doing. To be 100% better, you have to start over. You've probably heard that there were 6.7 million job openings in July 2018, which exceeded the number of people looking for work, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet despite this, every job board says it can deliver these...

  • How to Improve Quality of Hire by Changing the Way You...

    August 22, 2018

    Maximizing quality of hire and spending less money at the same time may seem impossible, but it isn’t. It all comes down to allocating...

  • Reinventing Hiring Based on How the Best People Find New...

    August 8, 2018

    This past month, I talked with a dozen companies about their hiring challenges. They were the exact same challenges a dozen different...

  • 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...