Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

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    4 Clues That You’re About to Make a Bad-Hiring Decision

    July 8, 2020

    The cost of your company’s bad hiring decisions can be staggering. To calculate this cost, I tell my clients to add the first-year turnover rate to the percentage of people who the company wouldn’t rehire. This number is your company’s Bad Hiring Rate (BHR). Next, I ask them to multiply the BHR with the total increase in payroll for new hires to calculate the...

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    Use This 3-step Win-Win Hiring Program to Ensure You Land the Right Candidate

    March 2, 2020

    When it comes to finding that perfect candidate, I’m always looking for a “Win-Win Hiring” outcome. This means that both the hiring manager and the new hire both agree it was the right decision one year into the job. While defining hiring success with this outcome is a worthy goal, it requires some significant reengineering of your hiring process to achieve it...

  • 5 Interview Prep Tips to Help Ensure Your Good Candidates Aren’t Being Excluded for Bad Reasons

    February 11, 2020

    While writing my book, The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired, I found it challenging to write the section about “Getting Hired” since my target audience was primarily hiring managers, interviewers, and recruiters. But I felt the “Getting Hired” part was important to add in order to give job seekers a chance to take control of the interview whenever they...

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    How to Achieve a Win-Win Hiring Outcome by Categorizing...

    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...

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    Why Identifying Performance Objectives Is the Most...

    December 11, 2019

    In their landmark study — First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently — Gallup introduced their Q12...

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    How to Calculate the Cost of Bad Hiring Decisions — and...

    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...