What Makes for a TRULY Innovative Candidate

first_imgThe cultures inside forward-thinking companies usually place immense value on innovators. Identifying talent that matches the creativity and progressiveness of some of these companies isn’t simple. Candidates are complex and in many instances, their resumes aren’t indicative of their capacity to innovate.As a result, a talent search for innovators should aim to identify specific qualities in candidates that are likely to translate in the workplace, writes Michael Koppelmann of PDMA: The Source. In a recent post, Koppelmann reviewed nine of the most essential indicators of an innovative candidate, for example:Look for a candidate that has ideas. Whether this includes an entrepreneurial penchant or just some radical thoughts on banal subjects, ideas are the foundation from which innovators are made.Find a candidate that has a magnetic attraction to solutions. As candidates go, some will be better at problem solving than others. Those that are able to provide meaningful solutions are more likely to think in terms of innovation.Having a culture that values innovation is only one part of the equation. Eventually, you’ll need talent to execute your plans. For more on finding innovators, read the full article by Koppelmann.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img

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