Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

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    How to Achieve a Win-Win Hiring Outcome by Categorizing Your Metrics

    January 16, 2020

    I contend that “Win-Win Hiring” will become the dominant hiring trend in the next decade. A “Win-Win Hiring” outcome means both the hiring manager and the new employee agree it was the right decision one year after starting. This is a challenging goal, but possible with the proper use of metrics.  My early career was in manufacturing where metrics were used to...

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    Why Identifying Performance Objectives Is the Most Important Step to Hiring Top Talent

    December 11, 2019

    In their landmark study — First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently — Gallup introduced their Q12 employee engagement survey. The Q12 describes in priority order what the best managers do and need to do to create high performing teams. Number one on the list? “Clarify Expectations Up Front.” Whether you’re a sourcer, recruiter...

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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 ...

    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...

  • How to Increase Quality of Hire by Only Sourcing...

    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...

  • 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...