10 Tips on Hiring for Creativity

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Finding the right kind of inspired individual to bring into your office is sometimes as much a talent as the artistic qualities you're looking for in the first place.

"Any company hiring a top-level creative executive must first and foremost have complete trust in that person's vision." -Ashley Haber

Every company wants innovation in one form or another, and innovation comes from creativity. But where does creativity come from? Finding the right kind of inspired individual to bring into your office is sometimes as much a talent as the artistic qualities you're looking for in the first place. Creatives are often a different breed: less worried about profit, less tied into the world of MBAs and bottom lines, and more adept at populating clouds of big ideas and grandiose designs. Whether you're hiring a Web developer, to animators, or creative copywriter, there are a few things you can screen for to make sure you're bringing in the right type of creativity for your company. We talked with 10 expert creative directors, human resources heads, and creative marketing directors to give you their best advice for hiring for creativity.

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