Combine it with the article @patrickswong posted yesterday on how to hire a designer on the GV blog and employers have got a good start. Set up the right situation for bringing in the employee then hire the right person for the role http://www.gv.com/lib/hiring-a-designer-hunting-the-unicorn
I feel like we could substitute 'designer' with 'product/project manager', 'UX', 'ops', 'UI', or nearly any other title.
That said, this article is so bang on it should be required reading for anyone in a management position. Responsibility for an employee's success is not something you find in spades these days.
Well, this article is published right on time.