Inclusive Recruiting and ‘Culture Fit’
Employers are always looking to hire the best talent and “culture fit.” However, there's a double meaning when you have people interview for "culture fit.” Biases can be brought unconsciously during interviews, resulting in misleading information about the overall company culture. Make sure your team isn't bringing their bias to their interviews.
In this microlesson, we demonstrate how culture fit can be an important criterion for hiring. The lesson defines what culture fit really means and why it matters to the employer and its teams. And how to properly use the term culture fit in the right context can help hiring managers and interviewees assess candidates appropriately.
- Culture fit is how someone aligns with the employer’s values – not whether they’re like everyone else on the team.
- How explaining what you mean by culture fit can put a candidate at ease and help them share relevant experiences.
- Interviewing is about finding the best candidate for the job – not the person you like best.
- Assessing culture fit in day-to-day interactions with co-workers is important too.