Its a worrying aspect of many company's hiring criteria that they either omit cultural fit or simply don't give it sufficient weight when deciding on who to hire. It's one of the first things I think of when assessing a candidate for a job...will she/he fit in working at my client. One of the challenges is ask a client what their culture is like, as its not an easy thing to describe. You have to fill in a simple form if you want to download the white paper below.
When it's time to make a new hire, you probably take quite a few factors into consideration: job experience, competencies, technical knowledge, and perhaps qualities such as strong communication, creativity, management skills or others suited to the role. But what about how well they'll mesh with the culture at your organization? Your corporate culture makes your company what it is. It's the unique set of values, principles, and attitudes that drive your business goals. Recent research shows that when it comes to forging long-term career players on your workforce, few factors can compete with the importance of finding employees that fit in with your culture. In fact, it may surprise you that cultural fit is becoming just as much a consideration in hiring as skills or expertise.