Adam Robinson

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Looking to Hire the Best Team? Treat Your Job Applicants Like Customers

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. The unemployment rate is at a record-low, meaning most top-performing employees are already gainfully employed. And today’s job seekers have countless job opportunities at the tips of their fingers — through job boards, social media and other channels — making the job …

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Lessons Learned from United Airlines: How You Can Embrace HR as a True Leadership Partner

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. United Airlines faced a variety of scandals in 2017. From a passenger being dragged off a plane to a child being kicked out of a seat, to several pets dying on board, United Airlines needed to figure out a way to improve customer …

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According to Harvard Researchers, This Trait Makes Exceptional Leaders Stand Out

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: compassion. In surveying over 1,000 business leaders across more than 800 organizations, they found that leaders …

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Here’s Why You Should Think Like Google and Encourage Employee Side Projects

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. Google has long encouraged its employees to devote 20 percent of their time to side projects, which is one reason why it remains one of the most innovative companies in the world. For companies that invest in side project initiatives, the outcomes can be …

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Here’s Why Your Team Needs to Hire a VP of People

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. It’s been exactly eight years since we launched this software company. Now that we’re clocking in at just under 150 full-time employees, it has become plainly obvious that our senior leadership team is missing a critical seat on the org …

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How Google and Facebook Have Transformed the Hiring Landscape

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. For the past 15 years, the process of finding qualified job applicants for your open roles was a straightforward classified-ad model: Spend some money, post a job on a job board, and wait for candidates to apply. It was a …

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Here’s Why All Leaders Should Think Like Jeff Bezos and Interview Final Job Candidates

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. When you’re the founder of Amazon and tracking to become the world’s first trillionaire, you have a certain degree of credibility when it comes to team building. You don’t build a $136 billion business by hiring C players. If it works for …

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How to Build a Great Culture for Your Remote Team

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. We manage an engineering team of 30 people, and 100 percent of them work remotely. While a completely remote engineering team is atypical for a SaaS business, it’s a strategy that has worked brilliantly for us. I sat down with Joel Schlundt, Hireology’s Vice …

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3 Benefits Top Candidates Expect from Employers

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. Are you willing to do what it takes to hire top quartile talent for your team?  Or will you be relegated to hiring the remaining available talent that your competitor decided wasn’t good enough for them? It’s binary: you …

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3 Ways CEOs Turn Employees into a Source of Competitive Advantage

Note: This post originally appeared on Inc.com, where Hireology co-founder and CEO Adam Robinson is a regular contributor. Products can be copied. Services can be replicated. What’s the one thing that your competitors can’t touch? Your human capital. The only truly sustainable source of competitive advantage is your people, but most companies treat it as an afterthought. Sales, marketing, and customer …

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