Lou Adler

Posts by Lou Adler

  • The Incredible Tale of How a Crafty Recruiter Transformed a Frog Into a Purple Squirrel

    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 lived in a castle surrounded by a moat filled with frogs, croaking day and night. In his quest to maintain rule over his kingdom, Rter needed more mighty knights to fight dragons, battle the omnipresent tax collector and fully...

  • Why Being a Farmer (and Not a Hunter) Will Make You a More Successful Recruiter

    March 13, 2017

    I recently spoke with a VP of talent at one of the world’s largest firms. She told me that on a recent evaluation of more than 200 recruiters, those with domain expertise made more placements per month with stronger candidates. Domain expertise means the person was an accountant, engineer, store manager, sales rep, etc., before he/she started recruiting for...

  • The 7 Rules Every Successful Recruiter Lives By

    March 1, 2017

    Obviously, you want to hire more top-tier candidates. And often, those are passive candidates. But at the same time, you don’t always (if ever) have the budget to pay enormous salary premiums. The good news is, it’s possible to hire the best without spending a fortune if you have these three things: An offer that is a career move, not a lateral transfer. If your...

  • To Predict Candidates' Potential, Try Using the "Leadership...

    February 23, 2017

    You’re probably familiar with fractals. These are physical objects like snowflakes or mountains or mathematical sets that repeat...

  • When Talent is Scarce, This is Where Recruiters Should...

    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,...

  • The Sourcing Plan That Will Help You Recruit the Elusive...

    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...