Avoid Cultural Mismatches and Hire the “Right” Candidates

shutterstock_141127654The question on every hiring manager’s mind: How do you find that elusive “perfect fit” for your open positions? Your company’s success – not to mention your own job – can depend on it.

“It has been stated that 89 percent of unsuccessful hires can be traced to a mismatch of culture on the parts of job seekers and businesses,” says Nicole Cox, Chief Recruitment Officer at Decision Toolbox, a virtual recruiting firm. Not only is it an expensive mistake (think about the training, the cost of an empty seat, and the cost of replacement), but a bad hire could damage the morale of others around them in the organization, she says.

So how can you make sure you’re hiring employees who get what your company is all about, and will contribute in a meaningful way? While it might seem easier said than done, Cox says there are a few strategies that hiring managers can use to pinpoint the best candidates for each position.Continue Reading

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