Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • Raise the Talent Bar by Redefining the Bar

    January 9, 2019

    Raising the talent bar involves consistently hiring people who are in the top half of their peer group. If this is a strategic talent acquisition goal for your company, you need to consider these fundamental truths about hiring people who are already in the top half: Unless you have an excess supply of people who are in the top half applying to your job postings...

  • This Phone Screen Checklist is the Swiss Army Knife of Recruiting

    January 2, 2019

    Over the years I’ve discovered that by obtaining the information shown in this phone screen checklist, a recruiter can confidently recommend a candidate to be interviewed onsite. More importantly, by getting a hiring manager to conduct a similar phone screen, the manager would only need to personally interview 3-4 people to make one great hire. The impact of...

  • Why You Should Hire Strangers the Same Way You Hire People You Know

    December 5, 2018

    I find it puzzling that we hire and promote people we know based on their past performance while we hire strangers based on their level of skills, experiences, academic background and the quality of their presentation skills and personality. In fact, hiring strangers involves a totally different, less effective and fundamentally flawed process than hiring...

  • Out-yelling Hiring Managers Doesn’t Work – Out-facting Them...

    November 21, 2018

    I learned long ago you couldn’t “out-yell” a hiring manager who claimed your perfect candidate was ill-equipped to handle the role....

  • Marketing Matters When It Comes to Recruiting Top Tier...

    November 6, 2018

    For many years I have advocated a “small batch, high touch” recruiting process. This involves identifying 12-15 highly qualified...

  • How to Increase Employee Retention Using the “30% Solution”

    October 31, 2018

    I just read a post about how Facebook executives recently found the answer to increasing employee satisfaction and retention among...