Hiring for Culture “Add” vs Culture “Fit” | Season 3:043

by | Oct 28, 2020 | General, Season 3

The long-held practice of hiring for culture fit (hiring only “round pegs” for “round holes”) is problematic. The realities of today require a better approach. Our guest for this episode is Jen Ferguson, founder and growth strategist of Sales 911, who believes that hiring for culture “add” is not only a better strategy but it’s also the right thing to do. We discuss why culture fit no longer works, why hiring people who share your company values is different from hiring for culture fit, and how culture “add” embraces and encourages a work environment that celebrates diversity, inclusion, and equity (DEI). DEI will be one of the most powerful movements and shifts for years to come. But getting it right won’t be easy. We have a lot of work to do. The journey starts right here with a candid, honest, and often times difficult conversation. 

We also welcomed Celebrity Futurist Joyce Gioia to co-host our new segment “Ahead of the Curve: Normal 2.0.”

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