Howard Adamsky

About the Author

Howard Adamsky has been recruiting since 1985 and is still alive to talk about it. A consultant, writer, public speaker, and educator, he works with organizations to support their efforts to build great companies and coaches others on how to do the same. He has over 20 years' experience in identifying, developing, and implementing effective solutions for organizations struggling to recruit and retain top talent. An internationally published author, he is a regular contributor to ERE Media, a member of the Human Capital Institute's Small and Mid-Sized business panel, a Certified Internet Recruiter, and rides one of the largest production motorcycles ever built. His book, Hiring and Retaining Top IT Professionals/The Guide for Savvy Hiring Managers and Job Hunters Alike (Osborne McGraw-Hill) is in local bookstores and available online. He is also working on his second book, The 25 New Rules for Today's Recruiting Professional. See twitter.com/howardadamsky if you are so inclined for the occasional tweet. Email him at H.adamsky@comcast.net

On Becoming a Better Recruiter

Improvement begins with I. — Arnold Glasow Congratulations to the great recruiters out there who work hard day after day to find the people required to build great companies. Examples: Like your IPad or your BMW? We recruited the engineers to make them a reality. Use Word or Excel? The folks we recruited made…

How to Win More, Lose Less, and Ultimately, Land More Candidates

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you’re playing by somebody else’s rules, while quietly playing by your own. – Michael Korda Losing a great candidate is a painful and disheartening experience. I for one, beat myself and wonder what I could have done differently as I do a cerebral…

The Myth of the Hard-to-fill Job

I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. —Samuel Goldwynn I just finished looking at a position profile for a job with a pharmaceutical company. The laundry list of bulleted requirements for this position is 22 — and I…

Recruiting’s Dirty Little Secret: The Sad Existence of the Active Candidate

“To see the right and not do it is cowardice.” – Author Unknown A recent ERE article by John Zappe titled “Should We Be Telling the Unemployed Not to Apply?” was excellent. Furthermore, judging by the varied, contentious, and well-thought-out comments, John’s work clearly struck a nerve with a cross section of ERE readership,…

Characteristics of the Craft

Recruiting is clearly not for everyone. Its demands can be extraordinary and its customers unrealistic. Its candidates not entirely truthful and its reward often just the self-satisfied glow of a job well done. By its very nature, recruiting often creates a sense of contrast and contradiction. Hiring managers want the perfect candidate for…

Why Is This Taking So Long?

I don’t need to fight To prove I’m right I don’t need to be forgiven. —Baba O’Riley “Why is this taking so long” is one of my favorite hiring manager questions. The best answer is to not have it asked in the first place. Sadly, it makes the recruiter have to justify their…