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

Got Cash?

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. –Parker The world is so full of a number of things, I am sure we should all be happy as kings; and you know how happy kings are. –Thurber I am not sure of…

Poor Leadership

DETROIT — General Motors Corporation Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner will step down immediately at the request of the White House. —Comcast.net Finance I always liked Rick Wagoner. He is the quintessential Boy Scout. Probably makes a great neighbor and a wonderful friend, so I take no glee in his departure. On the…

Something on Your Mind?

Please allow me to take a quick breather from my writing so I might ask you a question: Isn’t it time you wrote an article? Surely you must be tired of my face by now, perhaps even what I have to say and how I say it. (Just wait until you see my…

Recruiting, Innovation, and Thinking Differently

“You know what they say: ‘Innovation is the one thing that we have to focus on; it’s innovate or die.’ And I don’t believe that. I think there is something really wrong with this huge notion that everything is innovation.” – Alf Rehn, Ph.D., Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Royal Institute of Technology

Recruiting, Misery, and the OFCCP

The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws…Just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed…

Be a Control Freak and Close More Deals

According to Wikipedia, “a control freak is a derogatory term for a person who has an obsessive need to control other people or situations.” Seldom do I argue with Wikipedia on matters of definition or fact, but I will say that being a control freak can come in handy if you happen to…

The New Emergence of Greatness in Recruiting

Recruiting is, within many organizations, slowly emerging as a more credible and well-informed force within the business community. As a result, many recruiters can have a more significant impact in hiring decisions, as organizations look not just for growth and the talent required to gain a competitive advantage, but for guidance and counsel…

Why Should I Work for Your Company?

Well, why should I? That seems like a fair question considering the fact that great candidates can have multiple opportunities just within one organization and several offers from competing organizations. Today’s candidates are very often willing to forego a top title for a great career path, flexible work schedule, performance-based rewards, and/or meaningful…