“Hiring people is an art, not a science, and resumes can’t tell you whether someone will fit into a company’s culture.”
-Howard Shultz, Starbucks
On average, every corporate job posting attracts approximately 250 resumes, but only 4 to 6 of those 250 people will be called in for an interview, and ultimately only one will be chosen for the position.[i] Ensuring that you select the best candidate out of those 250 is one of the most challenging, yet important tasks that organizations and HR professionals face. Each organization’s culture is unique and finding employees that match this unique culture is a key ingredient for success.
Why Is Hiring for Culture Fit Important?
Corporate culture is the personality and the heart of any organization. It is the fundamental building block that the rest of the company is built upon. Defining the key values of your corporate culture gives your business and your employees a deeper sense of purpose. It goes beyond the actual work you’re doing and gives an understanding of the higher impact you have on the world.
Each employee at your organization is an ambassador for your brand, which means each interaction they have externally is a direct representation of your organization. Ensuring that your employees are an accurate and positive reflection of your business is primarily done through determining culture fit. In fact, 88% of employees believe a strong company culture is key to business success.[ii] Hiring employees that blend seamlessly with your culture can benefit them and the organization. Some of the greatest benefits include:[iii]
Tips for Hiring for Culture Fit
Many organizations are unsure where to start when it comes to hiring for culture fit. 6Q blog features a few beginner tips if you’re trying to better understand how to hire for culture fit:[iv]
Hiring for culture fit is at the heart of what TTA does. Not only do we hire employees that blend seamlessly within our organization, we also help other organizations find the perfect fit for them through our database of 23,000 independent contractors.