Ep 117 – Nicole Rufuku, Author of Hiring for the Innovation Economy

Ep 117 – Nicole Rufuku, Author of Hiring for the Innovation Economy

Hiring for Performance and Diversity

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.

Nicole Rufuku on Hiring for the Innovation EconomyIn her book, Nicole gives teams a set of innovation principals to use in the hiring process. They are:

  1. Collaboration
  2. Continuous improvement
  3. Focusing on the user

Nicole also provides three specific tools. They are:

  1. Star mapping – Determine nine attributes of someone you want to hire. What is going to give you an advantage in the market?
  2. Structuring the interview process – Predetermine your questions as a team and ask in the same order.
  3. Evaluating candidates needs to be data-driven – Score candidates after every question, bringing bias near zero.

Connect with Nicole on Twitter @Nicolerufuku or Nicolerufuku@gmail.com to preorder her book.

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/

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