Reader seeks your input: How do you hire innovation staffers?

helpwantedA senior innovation executive from the financial services industry submits this RFI (request for input):

How do you hire people for your innovation team, or your corporate ventures group, when your organization isn’t experienced in recruiting for or hiring those kinds of people? We are looking for people who have experience at startups and growth companies — and may not have worked for a larger company in the past, or even had experience in our industry. Do you avoid HR and do it yourself? Hire a recruiter? Are there job boards that are worth posting on? Looking for your advice & experiences…

There’s already some great advice below (scroll down)… And we are still looking for your responses and examples of what you’ve done. Post a comment, or if you’d prefer to be anonymous, send us an e-mail and be sure to note that. (We also welcome you to submit your own RFI.)

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