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Three Reasons You Should Stop Hiring For “Culture Fit”

Hire for “culture add” instead

Several years ago, more and more companies started to prioritize building a mission-driven workplace. By extension, they began to hire for “culture fit” to ensure that every candidate they hire buys into their vision.

But today, critics claim it reinforces lack of diversity, creates corporate mono-cultures and feeds "group think." Facebook has prohibited the use of the term “culture fit” when interviewers provide feedback on candidates, according to a Forbes article.

Yes, hiring for culture fit alone is problematic, because doing so won’t ensure a dynamic, innovative and future-focused organization. As a chief people officer, I prefer to look for “culture add.” This concept lets me assess a candidate’s ability to thrive in the organization as it is today, and to help the organization grow into what it wants to be.

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