How to Balance Cultural Fit with Diversity

Hire for cultural fit, but make sure there’s room for diversity. Why? Because with a strong company culture, employees are happier and more productive and diverse teams outperform less diverse teams by an average of 35%. It’s decided: teams are to hire similar people with many differences. Confused yet? There’s no denying the validity of both fit and diversity in the hiring process, but where do we draw the line between too much of either or not enough of one?

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Cultural Fit, diversity hiring

3 Steps for Hiring Managers with Emotional Intelligence

As more studies reveal the benefits of emotional intelligence in the workplace, companies are beginning to take notice, and the myth of IQ leading the way is coming undone. For example, 58% of job performance is based on a person’s EQ, and 70% of the time, those with mid-level IQ outperform those with the highest IQs.

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Hiring, Workplace, Cultural Fit

3 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in Hiring

 

About half of the companies polled in this year’s PayScale Compensation Best Practices Annual Report are having a difficult time filling skilled positions. Popular belief is that these hard-to-fill positions are strictly in the IT field –not so. CareerBuilder found that management, healthcare and maintenance and repair workers are also proving very hard to come by lately. When we consider how broad even just the category of management can be, it reveals a much bigger problem.

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Recruiting, Company Culture, Hiring, Competitors, Talent Forecasting, Competitive Advantage, Candidate Experience, Cultural Fit

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