This One Change Will Instantly Improve Diversity Hiring

This is a very unusual post. I decided to create a lesson to introduce the concept. This specific lesson is from my new online self-paced Performance-based Hiring training program. It covers the most important thing you must do to remove your company's self-imposed lid on quality of hire. At the end of the actual lesson you'll find the legal validation for using Performance-based Hiring and why Harvard Professor Todd Rose considers Performance-based Hiring the only hiring process that fully captures the essence of human performance.

In the session I cover the importance of using Performance Profiles, aka performance-based job descriptions, to define the job, rather than traditional skills-based job descriptions. The reason this is so important is that there are some great people who can successfully do the work but who have a different mix of skills and experiences. It would be counterproductive, also dumb, to eliminate them from consideration. These great people being overlooked include all diverse candidates who by definition have a different skill set. It also includes all high potential candidates who learn faster and achieve more with less experience. As important, using a skills- and experience-based criteria eliminates all of the people who have ever been promoted since the purpose of the promotion was to gain some additional skills and experiences. In this multi-part lesson you'll discover that by shifting to a performance qualified attraction and assessment process you'll quickly be able to raise the talent bar at your company.

Lou's Top 10 List for Becoming a Better Recruiter in 2013

As The Adler Group gets ready for 2013, Lou prepared his Top 10 list for 2013. He doesn't always publish this, but it reflects what he thinks recruiters should focus on in the upcoming year. This year we're fortunate since he's decided to let everyone have a glimpse at what he thinks is in store for 2013. We thought you might find it useful as a framework for establishing a self-improvement program for the new year. He bases his advice on something he learned from Jim Rohn about 25 years ago: "If you want things to be better for you, you first need to become better." We think you'll find Lou's list a helpful place to begin this journey.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

The Adler Group Team