Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • Focusing on This One Step in Your Hiring Process Will Help You Close Better Candidates

    May 17, 2017

    In a recent post, I provided an overview of the How Hiring Process Impacts Performance matrix shown below. It demonstrates the concept that the quality of the process a company uses to hire people is a great predictor of the quality of the people actually hired. Given this, all a company needs to do to improve its hiring results is to benchmark how the best...

  • Are You Making a Great Hire or a Big Mistake? This Chart Will Tell You.

    May 9, 2017

    Sometimes things are easier than they seem. Predicting job performance is one of those things. The 2X2 matrix shown below is proof. In just 50 words, it describes exactly what you need to do to make better hiring decisions and what you need to do to avoid the bad ones. The understanding starts by looking at how people who are very competent and highly motivated...

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

    April 26, 2017

    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...

  • These 4 Simple Words Will Determine the Success of Your...

    April 20, 2017

    HAVE – GET – DO – BECOME. When these words are viewed as a process from left to right, they put a limit on your company’s quality of...

  • Eliminate 50% of All Hiring Mistakes by Answering One...

    April 5, 2017

    Over a 10-day period last month with three large companies in Europe and two Silicon Valley mid-majors, I relearned why so many...

  • The Incredible Tale of How a Crafty Recruiter Transformed a...

    March 21, 2017

    Note: I have this from trusted sources that the following is no fairy tale. Many years ago, in the land of Spamalittle, King Rter...