The US and Europe face their most severe worker shortages in the past 2 decades. Job openings are abundant and candidates are scarce. Going about recruitment in the same way as all your competitors are, won’t give you an edge as an employer. So how to recruit when you can’t find the ideal candidate? As… Continue reading Labour shortage: how to adjust your hiring process today
Four common misconceptions are hurting companies’ talent strategies In a recent article published in Harvard Business Review, Joeri Hofmans and Timothy A. Judge argue that much of the controversy surrounding hiring for culture fit can be summarized in four common misconceptions. Using scientific research, they demonstrate that clearing up those misconceptions can help managers measure… Continue reading Why hiring for culture fit is ok
Organizations are increasingly aware of the importance of value fit. As a result, many organizations assess value fit during the selection procedure by querying the extent to which the company values—or those values the company believes are important—are also important to the candidate. Whereas such an approach makes sense intuitively, it provides an incomplete… Continue reading Assessing fit on counter-ideal values
A study on 116 person-supervisor dyads from a wide range of organizations demonstrated that people whose values matched those of their supervisor were more committed to their organization and were more satisfied with their job. Moreover, the authors found that these increased levels of commitment and job satisfaction were due to the fact that people with a… Continue reading Working for a boss that shares your professional values makes you feel better
In today’s fluid business environment, diverse teams can help make your company more innovative, creative and competitive. But cultivating diversity isn’t a matter of ticking the boxes. We’ll explain how recruiting the people that make your company more diverse and dynamic has everything to do with culture fit. This article explains how value fit can… Continue reading Diversity monitoring: how ValueFit can eliminate bias and help you benefit from diversity
When talking to blue collar employers, you often hear three arguments why they don’t use assessments: There is high staff attrition anyway We teach them everything on the job anyway Individual assessments are too expensive A valid point, each of these arguments. However, predicting a match with company culture does pay off. Extensive academic research in the… Continue reading A blue collar assessment: why don’t we hear about it more?