Is it correct to say "you have an innovative approach to something” or "an approach for"? (The recruitment and management of personnel.) Trying to finish English assignment. Thanking you in advance.

  • Approach here takes the preposition to. HTH.
    – Kris
    May 20, 2019 at 10:30
  • To specifies the target of the approach. For specifies the agent of the approach. An innovative approach to traveling for someone who doesn't even have a passport. An interesting approach to playing the violin for someone who only plays the piano. A brilliant approach to managing people for someone who's never managed people before.
    – ЯegDwight
    May 20, 2019 at 18:22

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Definitely TO. "Approach" indicates direction toward a concept.

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