Published by Alice Snell, on 30/07/2008
Eighty-five percent (85%) of employers concerned with hiring creative people say they can’t find the applicants they seek.
This quote comes from The Conference Board: Ready to Innovate: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?
While spontaneity, poise, and enthusiasm may play well in interviews, there are better ways to consistently gauge creativity across a wider range of candidates:
HR and recruiters need to think creatively when designing their employment brands, attracting creative talent, and building optimal profiles based on traits of their own high performers. They also need a consistent and disciplined hiring process.
Stephen J. Dubner of Freakonomics fame weighs in on measuring innovation and asks some experts for their opinions. Note Seth Godin’s take; it applies to innovation, talent management…and life in general:
“Innovation happens long before the benefit is realized… And if we embrace the process, not the event, we win.”
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