The Unexpected Downsides of Hiring for ‘Culture Fit’

Guest: Rachel Bitte Culture, Jobvite, Rachel Bitte 2 Comments

As we wind down from the thick of “the most wonderful time of the year,” we have a perfect opportunity to reflect on the year now past (and celebrate surviving yet another year of open enrollment). As we gear up for the new year and flurry of hiring to come, it’s also a great time to consider how we should …

Soccer, Leadership, and Organizational Culture

Steve Boese Culture, Employee Engagement, HR & Sports, Steve Boese

In the debate on the relative importance of company culture as a contributor to an organization’s success (or failure), I have mostly come down on the side that culture is far, far overrated as a driver or performance. I have argued (and presented a few times), that more prosaic and definable elements like “strategy” and “talent” are, if not more …

The 5 Best Cultural Fit Scenes from Hollywood…

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Culture, Hiring Bias, Hiring Managers, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn

Cultural fit. You know it’s real, but you hate it when a hiring manager who is an absolute dufus goes with the most general feedback possible: “I just didn’t think she was a fit.” Sure you didn’t. Could you be a little more specific? Was she not a “fit” because she had opinions you didn’t agree with? Because she started …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Matt Charney – Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview

Dawn Burke Culture, Dawn Burke, Digital Interviewing, Good HR, Hiring Bias, HR, Interviewing, Selection

Is cultural fit more important than hiring for a specific skillset? Find out on this month’s video at the “No Scrubs” Series, where Dawn Burke chats via video with Matt Charney, Executive Editor at Recruiting Daily, on Assessing Cultural Fit In An Interview. And while we’re on the topic of talking about what interview questions help you determine cultural fit, it’s totally worth your time to check out …