If you want to hire innovative workers, it's vital to figure out how to spot creativity at the interview, writes Geil Browning. The details of candidates' answers are less important than the way they think through the questions, Browning explains, with creative types tending to be more reflective and intuitive in their thought processes. "One note of caution: look for competence, not just blue-sky thinking, because ultimately you need ideas that will benefit your bottom line," Browning writes.

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