In this week’s episode of Inside Outside Innovation, Brian Ardinger has a great conversation with Nicole Rufuku, author of Hiring for the Innovation Economy: Three steps to improve performance and diversity. They discuss how to hire for innovation in a world that’s changing.
In her book, Nicole gives teams a set of innovation principals to use in the hiring process. They are:
- Continuous improvement
- Focusing on the user
Nicole also provides three specific tools. They are:
- Star mapping – Determine nine attributes of someone you want to hire. What is going to give you an advantage in the market?
- Structuring the interview process – Predetermine your questions as a team and ask in the same order.
- Evaluating candidates needs to be data-driven – Score candidates after every question, bringing bias near zero.
If you like this episode, you might also be interested in Natalie Fratto talk about the Adaptability Quotient at https://insideoutside.io/podcast/ep-93-natalie-fratto-w-svb/