Social Media Roundup: Hire and Nurture Innovators

Why you should demand creativity from your staff and new hires. Also: Do you have brand ambassadors for your next event?

Innovative ideas can revolutionize an industry, no matter whether it’s hardware or dance. But, how do you recognize an innovator during the hiring process?

That, and more, in today’s Social Media Roundup:

Getting Ahead With Innovation

Do you nurture innovators in your organization? According to an IBM study, creativity has become the top leadership trait in most industries. Innovators aren’t born overnight, but those with creative potential can be nurtured within an organization. If you’re looking for creatives to add to your team, Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen, cocreators of Innovator’s Accelerator, recommend you “screen for innovation” during the hiring process. “The code for innovation is embedded in an organization’s people, processes, and philosophies, or the ‘3Ps.’ Innovative people think differently and act differently to generate creative ideas for new products, services, processes, and businesses.” (ht @pimplomat)

Recruiting Brand Ambassadors

Brand ambassadors can be integral to smoothly carrying out an event. Rachel Kirkpatrick and Sandra O’Loughlin, associate editor and features editor at Red 7 Media, pulled together a list of the  seven kinds of brand ambassadors you should be recruiting to handle your next event. From social media to customer service, make sure you have all your bases covered. (ht @AdagioValet)

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Anita Ferrer

By Anita Ferrer

Anita Ferrer is a contributor to Associations Now. MORE

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