The Bottom Line: Hire for Attitude vs Culture Fit.
Attitude is a nuanced reflection of culture. It needs to be defined by the founders and is actually a reflection of company culture. It’s arguable that filtering candidates for attitude can be as simple as “good attitude” versus “bad attitude”, but it’s actually more nuanced. If Attitude is a reflection of culture, the better you can define the target attitude you’re hiring for, the better you can avoid the risks of the opaque filter of “culture fit.” Without specificity, this filter is a catch-all, or a shell, which perpetuates the risky practice of “like hires like.”