Cultural Fit and Employee Success

Every organization wants to recruit for talent and find the ideal cultural fit when filling a vacant position. As a talented candidate, how do you determine if you are pursuing the right company, with the right culture that allows you to flourish and love what you’re doing?

There are many different employment opportunities in a variety of companies. Each company has its own unique corporate culture. As you are determining your next career move, consider not only your role, experience, skills and attributes, but also the company culture. HR professional Tom Armour calls cultural fit the “single most important element when hiring people”.

Finding the right cultural fit in a new organization is as important for the candidate as it is for the hiring manager. It is a two-way street in today’s competitive market. Cultural factors can play a greater role than your skills and background. So ask yourself: Will you thrive in this role in this company? On the other hand, hiring managers structure the interview process to determine if you, as a candidate, are a good cultural fit for the company.

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Kim Macey COO BBA CHRP CEC 2015
Kim Macey
Kim Macey is Manager, Human Resources of DP World Vancouver
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