ESTIMATED READING TIME – 3:00
Learning goals for this activity– Understand why determining candidate cultural fit is important to talent optimization. – Be able to list and describe the two key elements associated with determining candidate cultural fit. – Describe a recommended step that will help a hiring team evaluate culture. – Explain how to create an objective method for evaluating a candidate’s fit to your culture. – Describe the advantages of setting candidate expectations about your culture in the interview. Determining candidate cultural fit includes communicating your organizational culture to candidates during the selection process and evaluating candidates based on cultural fit.
Why determining candidate cultural fit is important to talent optimizationOne of the key things to evaluate when considering whether to add a new person to your organization is the impact on your company culture. World class companies have designed the culture they need to execute their business strategy. This is why you need to determine if an incoming candidate will fit within your already excellent culture and/or add something unique that helps grow your culture in the direction your business is headed. You can’t just go with your gut feeling—there must be a purposeful and explicit evaluation of the candidate’s fit to the organizational culture. Key elements of this activity include:
- Ensure candidate fit with the organization.
- Set candidate expectations regarding culture.
1. Ensure candidate fit with the organization.
Execs say 51% of last year's hires were bad hires.
-State of Talent Optimization Report