Finding great talent takes time, effort and creativity. Where do you go to find the right person who is great at the essential functions of the position as well as happy and productive while doing it? Too often we go to the most obvious places, which have managers competing with other companies in the industry. Take time to brainstorm with others to come up with creative ways to find the right talent.
Have a lunch time brainstorming session, including all of the stakeholders involved in the position. A stakeholder is anyone who is dependent on this hire to meet their business needs. No suggestion is wrong, rather have fun and you may be surprised to find distinctive ways to source or network to find the right candidate.