How to Hire for Organisation Agility & Innovation

Posted by Carolyne Burns | February - 26 - 2017 | 0 Comment

Hire for Agility and InnovationChange, like death and taxes, is inevitable. Businesses with the agility to react to change quickly and appropriately are better positioned to adapt and thrive in the long term.  Organisational agility may start at the top, but it is driven by carefully chosen employees, steeped in organisational culture, able to thrive in response to intensely competitive and rapidly shifting markets, products, services, delivery systems, and customers.

When you hire for agility, you look beyond skills measures such as resumes, certifications, education, and experience. Those things are important, of course, but even more important to your company’s ability to be nimble with innovation is an applicant’s attitude, skills, values, and behaviours.

Expr3ss!’ predictive hiring technology takes the guesswork out of the process so companies can identify their next agile superstars.

Be a Culture Vulture

To hire for agility, your goal is to identify a candidate who is perfect for where your business is today and where it will be headed in the future. Before you can hire for agility, therefore, you must first define your organisational goals and culture. The right culture

  • Facilitates flexibility in the face of change
  • Encourages employee engagement
  • Promotes innovation
  • Fuels ongoing success.

Your self-assessment should be detailed and candid. You will need to define your workplace culture, team structure, number of teams, pending changes, the frequency of change, and expectations. During this process, you may find that your culture itself needs a tweak. It is important that you recruit people with the right skills and attitude to help you achieve your goals.

Bespoke Software Tailored to Your Business

We offer all of our clients a free cultural survey at Expr3ss!  Based on results, the Expr3ss! team then custom-designs unique matching algorithms to

  • Speed recruitment processes
  • Remove guesswork
  • Cut hiring mistakes
  • Improve retention
  • Slash advertising budgets

Expr3ss!’ predictive hiring technology can selectively pinpoint candidates with the best hard skills, and attitudes that are in sync with a specific corporate culture and will be eager to give their all.

“Happy workers solve problems over the weekend or in the shower, or wake up at 3 a.m. with breakthrough answers.” – Nicole Merchant, Author, 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era

What’s Next?

Helping businesses interview for agility is one of many platinum strategies that Expr3ss! uses to help our customers create a solid foundation for business growth and success. Can we help you?