A Blueprint for Hiring and Building an Innovative Workforce

by Nikhil Ashok Consultant
Business organizations feel the pressure to innovate or risk losing their market share to smaller competitors. For this, HR leaders are hiring new talents and adopting new structures as well as procedures in hopes of rapid innovation gains around strategic priorities. But, while making changes under pressure, HR leaders fail to consider the vital elements underpinning innovation in a team.

HR leaders can help organizations in hiring suitable talents and building the internal talent pool to develop the ability to innovate. Here are some of the factors that should be considered by the HR team:

  • While recruiting for innovative talent, evaluate a candidate’s capability to work with different data inputs, draw on different stakeholder perspectives, challenge assumptions and implement their ideas through collaborations. By using custom made online aptitude test during recruitment process, HR leaders will know if the candidates have the right set of skills to innovate within a new context.
  • Teams comprising of varied skills, thinking preferences and different leadership styles can bring together opposing motivations and perspectives. The diversity of different perspectives and expertise will lead to generative thinking only when the diversity of ideas and experience have been managed well. While recruiting a new team member, aptitude tests can be used to identify the complementary skills and mindset required to work with the existing team.
  • Large organizations need to be more agile to survive in the present world of continuous change. Many organizations introduce agile methods, tools and procedures into their cultures but fail to implement the significant cultural changes. Certain shifts are required in the mindsets which can bring different skill sets together in order to optimize the newly introduced agile tools and processes.
  • While recruiting leaders, evaluate whether the candidates can lead the desired cultural change in the organization early, during its adoption of agile tools and processes. The leaders who have been successful in an established agile culture may not have the transformational skill which is needed to move an organization toward this state. The candidate should be able to demonstrate an understanding of what must be communicated and where the focus should be, rather than just having expertise in agile process and tools. HR team can use suitable aptitude tests which can help the leaders drive the right culture that can lead to innovation.

Companies are under pressure to innovate their processes not just to future-proof their business but to prove their worth in today’s market. HR leaders play a key role in driving transformational changes and promoting innovative cultures within companies by assuring collaboration within and across different teams of individuals whose skill sets complement one another. 

Whether your company wants to recruit high volumes of candidates in a short time, find suitable candidates for hard-to-fill positions, build innovative talent pools or simply need to streamline the recruiting procedures, you can opt for MeritTrac’s assessment solutions and make the most of your already stretched resources. 

MeritTrac’s intelligent assessment platforms can offer efficient assessment delivery on a large scale. You will get customized end-to-end assessment solutions for all kinds of recruitments, right from authoring and designing the test to administering it and generating precise reports. With this comprehensive assessment platform, your recruitment procedure will be easy, fast and less expensive.

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About Nikhil Ashok Freshman   Consultant

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