How to Interview for Cultural Fit
Smart hiring managers know how to interview for cultural fit over diversity.
Does Culture Fit Matter More than Diversity?
Although it is important to have different behavioral styles and perspectives represented on a team or at a company to encourage diverse ways of thinking and varied approaches to problem solving, too much of a shift from the cultural norm to meet diversity targets does not create a high performance culture.
Extreme cultural incompatibility in the workplace can be toxic to the individual as well as to the company.
Is Culture Fit Predictable During the Hiring Process?
Can you predict this cultural incompatibility before it becomes a problem? Yes – if you know how to interview for cultural fit using proven behavior interview training techniques so your cultural fit assessment occurs during the hiring process…before the employee comes aboard.
Two Simple Ways to Interview for Cultural Fit
With the right behavior-based interviewing techniques, you as the interviewer can check for both motivation and cultural fit.
The Bottom Line
Not everyone is a fit for every workplace culture. Past behavioral patterns are the best predictors of future behavior on the job.
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