Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • What You Need to Ask the Hiring Manager In Order to Source the Right Candidate

    July 9, 2019

    If a recruiter ever needs to present more than 3-4 candidates in order to make one great hire, there is something fundamentally wrong with the hiring process being used. And, if two of the remaining three aren’t aren’t strong backups, something is even bigger is wrong. Having just finished a series of meetings with a group of hiring managers and their recruiters...

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

    July 8, 2019

    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...

  • Assessing Motivation Can Make or Break Your Next Hire — Here's How to Do It

    June 11, 2019

    In my 40+ years of recruiting, I’ve learned that recruiters often make a critical mistake in assessing a candidate for a position. Simply put, they think a candidate’s motivation to get the job (such as being prepared and on-time for the interview) is the same as their drive to do the job once they’re hired. It isn’t. Since motivation is largely driven by what I...

  • The One Rule Recruiters Should Follow to Prevent Employee...

    May 23, 2019

    With a recent Gallup report suggesting turnover in U.S. businesses is a $1 trillion problem, it’s no surprise that companies are...

  • Here’s a Common-Sense Approach to Predict and Eliminate...

    May 2, 2019

    A major tech company just made a big brouhaha over its “uncanny” ability to use AI to predict which employees will voluntarily leave a...

  • What Pre-Sourcing Is — and How It Will Make Hiring the...

    April 15, 2019

    For the first 25 of the past 40 years, I was a full-time recruiter. Of the 500+ placements I made during that time (mostly mid- and...