Recruiting for fit

7 steps to ensure candidate’s success
By Marty Parker
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/28/2012

Cultural fit is more important than skills when hiring. That was the consensus of a majority (85 per cent) of respondents to Waterstone Human Capital’s 2011 Canadian Corporate Culture Study.

Furthermore, successful candidate placements (the longer tenures) were far more common when an employer focused on finding the right cultural fit rather than relying solely on an exact skill set.

So how does an employer hire for fit? Here are a few things to consider: