What advice do you have for folks around attracting the right talent? What do you look for when you're looking for that right person to join your team?

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CISO in Software, 51 - 200 employees
Make sure they're passionate about a product or make sure they're passionate about their job. I want them to be excited. I want them to be collaborative. I just look for people that are excited and if they're not, I'll look for the next guy.
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Culture eats strategy!
Group Chief Information Officer in Construction, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Create an open transparent culture and fare environment
Hate blind followers
Trying to understand the drivers and motivators of his/her personality
Forward thinkers
Out of the boxes thinkers
Never focus on current skills rather than how he/she built it
R&D skills
And mainly interpersonal leadership skills
CIO in Finance (non-banking), 201 - 500 employees
Don’t hire based on where someone is at but where they will be.
CIO in Software, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Understanding the business for the sphere that they support and enthusiasm to understand what they don’t support. It’s my number 1 skill that I look for regardless of the role in IT.
VP of Global IT and Cybersecurity in Manufacturing, 501 - 1,000 employees
Culture first
CTO in Software, 10,001+ employees
Communication skills are a must. A good grasp of the business domain and an inquisitive nature
CIO in Healthcare and Biotech, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
Soft skills are high on my must list
Divisional CIO in Software, 5,001 - 10,000 employees
Look beyond paper credentials
Chief Security Officer in Software, 10,001+ employees
Look for culture fit and potential. Figure out how they think and what their values are. If these align with your current org you have a winner.

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Director of IT, Self-employed
One thing I do is include them in the meetings about the changes that will take place and get their opinion.  I also lay out the pros and cons of the changes and how it will effect us as a team moving forward.

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