Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • When Talent is Scarce, This is Where Recruiters Should Focus Their Efforts

    February 15, 2017

    When it comes to a recruiting strategy, I usually advocate a 40-40-20 sourcing mix. This means spending 40% of your time networking, 40% searching for candidates online and using campaign marketing to get them to respond to your messaging, and 20% of your time creating compelling job posts that are reverse engineered to be found by those who are looking. However...

  • The Sourcing Plan That Will Help You Recruit the Elusive Top 25% of the Talent Market

    February 1, 2017

    Take a look at this image: This represents the total talent market for any given job. The “A” represents a small group of qualified prospects, mostly passive -- about 25% of your prospect talent pool. Most will call you back right away because they were referred. Most of the rest will call you back because they see your opening as a possible career move. These...

  • This One Change Will Make Your Job Descriptions Much More Compelling

    January 26, 2017

    For recruiters today, it’s simple to identify 20-30 ideal candidates for just about any staff or mid-level manager position. All you need is the ability to use LinkedIn’s powerful filtering system, a bit of basic Boolean and some knowledge of what the best people do differently than the rest. For example, searching on the term “patents” will bring up strong...

  • Why Job Branding Can Be as (or More) Important Than...

    January 11, 2017

    I learned about the importance of the employee value proposition (EVP) for attracting people and improving on-the-job performance...

  • How These 6 Tactics Will Transform Your Social Recruiting...

    January 4, 2017

    In front of a packed room at LinkedIn Talent Connect, I shared that the future of recruiting is about creating an end-to-end hiring...

  • How to Rethink Sourcing by Using Marketing and High Touch...

    December 21, 2016

    I’m working with two clients helping them find and hire managers to run their marketing campaigns. One of the core principles behind...