Every week I talk with organizations who are looking for a change agent--someone with creativity and drive, and a proven track record of kicking new initiatives into high gear.
Why do they come to me?
Because hiring managers are beginning to realize that the skills required to create a track record of success in good times (any time before 2008) are different than the skills needed since the downturn began. Managers have been disappointed by candidates who spoke eloquently about innovation in the interview but failed to deliver results. At Staffing Advisors, we live and breathe innovation. We see it up close every day within our firm, and across hundreds of searches, we've learned what to look for when we interview people for our clients.
So how do you weed out the hacks and the phonies during the interview process? How do you find people who are delivering results right now? Here are five of our best articles on how to hire an innovator:
If all these articles make you begin to think that innovation is more perspiration than inspiration, then you are on the right track.
If you would like to spend less time on the irrelevant, superficial aspects of interviewing, and more time understanding the deeper elements of what will make someone successful, download our Employer Guide to Interviewing.
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