5 years ago, hiring for 'culture fit' was the thing all the cool companies were doing.
But hiring for 'fit' of any kind fell into the criticism of reinforcing in-group bias, creating homogeneity and further disadvantaging already disadvantaged groups.
Where is the conversation now? Is culture fit truly in the dustbin of recruiting history, or can the concept of hiring for people who are inherently compatible with business operations something we recruiters still need to do?
- what do we mean by 'cultural fit'
- can the concept be recovered?
- what framework to use to capture multi-culturalism within a company culture?
- can we capture dynamism and change when assessing culture?