HR Idea #Hiring For Cultural Fit or Misfits?

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The British Prime Minister’s advisor Dominic Cummings may want to hire weirdos and misfits for No.10 which may not be working out so well judging on recent news.

We know that diversity and inclusion is a mainstream business issue that speaks to a firm’s culture and conduct, so how about hiring to fit your culture? It may not be a good idea if it means building bias and discrimination in to the hiring process.

Cultural fit is based on the compatibility between an employee’s personality, work style, values and attitudes, and organizational culture.

Cultural criteria

A Society for Human Resource Management study found that poor cultural fit due to staff turnover can cost an organization between 50% and 60% of the person’s annual salary. The problem is that if you want to hire for fit, you have to have a pretty good handle on your culture in the first place and all too often what senior management proclaims as organizational ‘culture’ is not what employees experience at the sharp end. Read more here…

Source: Undercover Recruiter

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