Culture fit has been a buzzword for a long time, with very little consensus about what it actually means. On the surface, culture fit is something that any company would desire in a prospective employee: someone who has bought into the organization’s mission, vision, and values. But over time, “culture fit” has warped into something less desirable: a bias towards hiring people who look, act, and think just like everyone else in the organization.
With national conversations circling around the need for greater diversity, one consequence is that HR leaders are taking a long, hard look at culture fit and whether emphasizing it in the hiring process is impacting the ability to hire and retain a more diverse team. While the jury is still out, there has been a gradual shift from the idea of culture fit to “culture add.” Candidates who embody this concept bring their knowledge, skills, and abilities to make the organization more diverse and successful.
In our latest webinar, we dug deeper into the differences between culture fit and culture add, and why it can be helpful to think more in terms of the latter. The webinar also discusses three activities that organizations of all sizes can engage in to hire more with culture add in mind.
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