4 steps toward making ‘culture fit’ part of your talent management process

Culture fit is an important aspect to consider when selecting employees. The best candidate on paper may not always be the strongest candidate for a particular position. This article below did a good job explaining this concept.

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culture fitEvery company wants to build a staff that’s highly engaged and productive, but as some HR leaders are beginning to discover, that doesn’t always mean they should put together the most productive people possible through brute force. It’s not always a matter of crunching the numbers and calculating who can get the most done – there are other aspects to consider.

Increasingly, employers these days are thinking about the concept of “culture fit” and how it affects productivity in the workplace. It’s important for organizations to have people on board who mesh well with the rest of the staff – many talent management leaders are weighing this factor as they handle everything from recruitment services to engagement of existing employees.

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4 reasons why ‘overqualified’ job applicants may actually fit just right

“There is simply no data to prove any of the negative assumptions that are often made about overqualified prospects or candidates.”

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resume When it comes time for the HR office to fill an open work position, the task of handling recruitment services often gets complicated and unwieldy. When you have a massive pile of dozens of resumes on your desk, it can be very difficult to narrow down the long list of potential candidates and choose a select few worthy of being interviewed. Naturally, you look for any feasible reason to cross someone off the list.

One of the most common disqualifying factors, though, is one that might not be valid after all. It’s typical for HR to evaluate a candidate within seconds and size up him or her as “overqualified.” If a candidate is too good to be true, either because of educational background or work experience or what have you, then they probably are. At least that’s the way the conventional wisdom goes.

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